Dr. Omar discusses overcoming major life obstacles, focusing on obstacles in his academic life including issues of underrepresentation, chronic pain, and his family's generational transformation through education.
The Joy of Math
Dr. Omar motivates his audience to become excited about STEM by uncovering the exciting mathematics behind trending topics in science and technology.
Diversity in STEM
Dr. Omar is a strong advocate for diversity in STEM education. He provides concrete strategies for increasing diversity in STEM, reflecting on his own experiences.
Dr. Omar's mission is to change the world from math phobic to math loving, fiercely devoting his life to inclusion in mathematics. In 2018 he won the Mathematical Association of America's Henry L. Alder award, the most prestigious early career undergraduate math teaching award in the nation. He has also been featured online in Forbes and Scientific American. Dr. Omar is also a fierce advocate for overcoming obstacles of underrepresentation in mathematics.
He is the author of over 20 peer-reviewed articles in internationally recognized journals. Dr. Omar is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College after a 2 year award-winning appointment at Caltech.