On December 3, 2016 several graduate students hosted the Triangle Area Graduate Mathematics Conference (TAGMaC). This conference was planned and organized by the graduate student members of the AMS Student Chapter at UNC-CH, with funding for food provided by the AMS. The purpose for this conference was for graduate students from Duke University, North Carolina State University, and UNC-CH to present their research to their graduate student peers from the other universities. At the beginning of the day, Dr. Seth Sullivant from NCSU gave an invited address to all in attendance. Following this address, there were two sets of parallel sessions for graduate students to present their research, and at the end of the day there was an early-career job panel in which current graduate students could ask two current post-docs and two early faculty members questions about life after graduate school.
The TAGMaC was a great success, as 34 graduate students from the three universities were able to present their research and 54 graduate students were in attendance. This was the third time the TAGMaC was organized, with the first two iterations being held at NCSU. There are plans to continue holding this conference, with Duke University set to host in Spring 2017.
Pictures from the event can be found here.