Andrew Conner combines teaching-mentoring-research at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Andrew Conner (Mathematics) will be teaching in The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's IMMERSE program this summer, which provides two early-career faculty in mathematics the opportunity to develop teaching, research, and mentoring skills. Dr. Conner’s role consists of leading a summer course in abstract algebra for students preparing to enter a PhD program. Instead of teaching from a textbook or lecture notes, Dr. Conner will guide students in reading peer-reviewed papers that use topics typically encountered in a first year graduate course. On the research side, Dr. Conner will work with senior UNL faculty member Mark Walker on a joint research project in homological algebra - a collaboration expected to carry over into future academic years.