12th June 16:42

It now has almost been a week since Minority in STEM take over and the ripple affects have been very positive. I made news friends and contacts. I am even exploring the possibility with collaborating with some American Scientist.

This week has been busy. At work I had to do a virtual presentation to the Atkin’s BAME network and other employees that were interesting. Doing a virtual presentation has its challenges. Nevertheless my talk -The Black Heroes of Mathematics is one of my premier talks. The feedback was good and I was especially touch by this comment

*โThis is quite possibly the most enjoyable, most interesting, most inspiring, most informative presentation I’ve had in my 5 years at Atkins. Thanks, so much for organising BAME network and for sharing your story Dr Chamberlain. Already sharing everything I’ve learnt with my brother who’s a mathematician, and friends!โ*

This talk through time will evolve but I have no plans to retire it any time soon.

Other events this week was the The Big Mathematics Initiative (BMI) Virtual Event: An Academy for Mathematical Sciences attended by over 200 delegates made up of a cross section of mathematicians. As I was sitting on the panel I had to make a short speech at the beginning and end.

The organisers The International Centre for Mathematical Sciences ran the event like a military clockwork! I hope the outcome of the event will be really positive things.

Last year like now, I was in Jamaica – having a 2 weeks break with my wife. In an interview, the interviewer ask me where do I see my career moving forward?

I said

*“How do I see my career moving forward, well if I become Professor of Mathematics at the University of West Indies, Jamaica, I will not be complaining much!”*

I still can dream ๐