Dr. Candice Renee Price is an African-American mathematician and assistant professor at Smith College in Northampton, MA. Born and raised in California, Price has a bachelor’s degree (2003) in Mathematics from California State University, Chico and a master’s degree (2007) from San Francisco State University. She earned her doctoral degree (2012) in mathematics from the University of Iowa under the advisement of Isabel Darcy. Her area of mathematical research is the application of mathematics to biology primarily working in DNA topology, knot theory applied to the structure of DNA. She is an advocate for greater representation of women and people of color in the STEM fields.
Changing the “Face” of Mathematics
In 2017, Erica Graham, Reagan Higgins, Shelby Wilson and Candice Price launched the website Mathematically Gifted and Black (MGB). MGB is a website to celebrate the diversity of Black mathematicians, highlighting their contributions to the mathematical sciences and community. Dr. Price will talk about the inspiration behind this website, discuss some of the profiles, and describe the impacts of this initiative.