Graduate Student Committee: GSCAMS

Image encouraging grad students to submit their anonymous feedback using the student survey feedback link.I. Goals and Purposes

The Graduate Student Committee of AMSC, MATH, & STAT (GSCAMS) is a non-profit educational organization with the following goals and purposes: 

  • To voice student concerns to the administration of the Graduate School, administration of the Department of Mathematics, Graduate Council, and the AMSC Graduate Committee;
  • To voice concerns of the Graduate Council, AMSC Graduate Committee, and the program directors to the AMSC, MATH, and STAT students;
  • To represent AMSC, MATH, and STAT students in the Graduate Student Government (GSG); 
  • To liaise between AMSC, MATH, and STAT students and the UMD Graduate Labor Union; 
  • To promote peer mentoring, social interaction, group study, and professional development, and skill development amongst AMSC, MATH, and STAT students 


II. Student Feedback

The Program Student Liaisons in GSCAMS have monthly meetings with the MATH/STAT/AMSC Program Managers about graduate student issues.  Please submit any graduate student feedback here to the student liaisons. To contact the committee, please email:


 III. Joint AMSC, MATH and STAT (JAMS) Student Seminar

Organizers: Vasanth Pidaparthy (), Victoria Whitley (), and the Graduate Student Committee (GSCAMS) ()
When: Wednesdays @ 4 - 5PM
Where: Kirwan Hall MTH 1311
Description: The goal of this student seminar is to provide elementary introductions to a diverse array of mathematical topics in the style of the popular "What is ...?" series, prominantly featured in the AMS notices.
See full details here.

IV. Constitution

The GSCAMS Constitution was approved by the MATH, STAT, and AMSC Students in Fall 2023. It is available here.


V. Funding

GSCAMS is a registered student group on campus and eligible to apply for funding for its activities at Graduate Student Government. Please click here to see funding related issues


VI. Current Members, 2024-2025

Morgan Bryant Morgan Bryant
MATH Program
Vasanth Pidaparthy Amandeep Chanda
STAT Program
AlFahad AlQadhi

Revati Jadhav
MATH Program

MichaelR edit Brandon Kolstoe
MATH Program
Keith Mills headshot Meenakshi Krishnan
AMSC Program
Amandeep Chanda headshot

Frank McBride
AMSC Program

Brandon Kolstoe

Shashank Sule
AMSC Program



 VII. Previous Membership

2023-2024 Membership
Victoria Whitley, Committee Chair and Social & Seminar Co-Chair

Vasanth Pidaparthy, Social & Seminar Co-Chair
Shashank Sule, Treasurer & Professional Society Lead
Michael Rozowski, AMSC Program Student Liason
Keith Mills, MATH Program Student Liason
Amandeep Chanda, STAT Program Student Liason
Brandon Kolstoe, GSG Representative
2022-2023 Membership
Victoria Whitley, President
AlFahad AlQadhi
Ethan Dudley
Michael Rozowski
Ran Tao
2021-2022 Membership
Kayla Davie, Co-President

Luke Evans, Co-President
Stephanie Allen, Treasurer
Stephen Sorokanich
Brooke Herzog
2020-2021 Membership
Kayla Davie, President

Luke Evans, Treasurer
Aquia Richburg
Stephen Sorokanich
Anna Sotnikova
Cem Unsal
2019-2020 Membership
Brandon Alexander, President

Kayla Davie, Treasurer
Duncan McElfresh
Luke Evans, AMSC Seminar Co-organizer
Aquia Richburg
Sarah Burnett
2018-2019 Membership
Danielle Middlebrooks, President

Sarah Burnett, Treasurer
Brandon Alexander, Seminar Coordinator 1
Cara Peters, Seminar Coordinator 2
Kayla Davie, Social Coordinator 1
Duncan McElfresh, Social Coordinator 2
2017-2018 Membership
Christiana Sabett, President

Kilian Cooley, Treasurer
Brandon Alexander, Seminar Coordinator
Asia Wyatt, Social Coordinator 1
Tengfei Su, Social Coordinator 2
Duncan McElfresh, GSG Representative
2016-2017 Membership
Dana Botesteanu, President

Matthew Whiteway, Treasurer
Kilian Cooley, Seminar Coordinator 1
Franck Ndjakou Njeunje, Seminar Coordinator 2
Franck Ndjakou Njeunje, Social Coordinator 1
Asia Wyatt, Social Coordinator 2
Duncan McElfresh, GSG Representative

2015-2016 Membership
Dana Botesteanu, President

Dimitris Ntogkas, Vice President
Matthew Whiteway, Treasurer
Asia Wyatt, Seminar Coordinator 1
Alex Estes, Seminar Coordinator 1
Chae Clark

2014-2015 Membership
Stefan Doboszczak, President

Dana Botesteanu
Chae Clark
Dave Darmon
Virginia Forstall
Stephanie Young
2013-2014 Membership
Tyler Drombosky, President

Stefan Doboszczak
Virginia Forstall, SIAM Representative
Xuan Liu
Catherine Schwartz
2012-2013 Membership
Alex Cloninger, President

Victoria Taroudaki, Vice President
Virginia Forstall, Treasurer
Karamatou Yacoubou Djima, Secretary
Tyler Drombosky, Seminar Coordinator 1
Hisham Talukder, Seminar Coordinator 2
2011-2012 Membership
Amanda Galante, President

Shelby Wilson, Vice President
Anne Jorstad, GSG Representative
Alex Cloninger, Treasurer
Hisham Talukder, Secretary
2010-2011 Membership
Amanda Galante, President

Anne Jorstad, GSG Representative
Karl Schmitt, Treasurer
David Shaw, Secretary
Shelby Wilson, Webmaster
2009-2010 Membership
Lucas Vaczlavik, President

Amanda Galante
Anne Jorstad, GSG Representative
Karl Schmitt, Treasurer
Tamara Singleton
Aaron Skinner
2008-2009 Membership
Mattew Hoffman, President

Prashant Athavale, Treasurer
Anne Jorstad, GSG Representative
Aaron Skinner
James White
2007-2008 Membership
P. Aaron Lott, President

Michael O'Hara, Treasurer
Prashant Athavale, GSG Representative
Scott Olsson
Matt Hoffman
2006-2007 Membership
Bob Shuttleworth, President

Weigang Zhong, Treasurer
Jeff Heath, GSG Departmental Representative
Russell Halper, GSG Departmental Representative
P. Aaron Lott, Webmaster
2005-2006 Membership
Chris Danforth, President

Bob Shuttleworth, Treasurer
Joanna Pressley, GSG Departmental Representative
Qing Xia, GSG Departmental Representative
Suzanne Sindi, Webmaster
2004-2005 Membership
Danny Dunlavy, President

Chris Danforth, Treasurer
Stacey Nicholls, GSG Departmental Representative
Suzanne Sindi, GSG Departmental Representative
Bing Zhang, Webmaster