The Mathematics Genealogy Project
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Personalized genealogy posters are a great way to display your academic heritage. They also make great graduation and retirement gifts. Our posters are printed on a high-quality glossy paper suitable for framing or hanging on the wall as is. Personal posters usually measure three feet by three feet, but the size depends on the individual's genealogy. Departmental posters are three feet tall (possibly 42 inches if the extra space is required) and as wide as needed to accommodate the ancestry of the department. All posters allow a choice of background color (or background and text/line colors if using a dark background), and departmental posters may choose to accent their faculty members' nodes with a colored border. Poster prices, which include shipping within the United States via USPS Priority Mail, are as follows:

  • Personal genealogy poster including all ancestors—$45.00
  • Personal genealogy poster including all ancestors and students—$55.00 and up
  • Departmental genealogy posters—$125.00 and up
    • The first six feet are $125. If a department's genealogy requires more than six feet of width, the price will be determined based on the total length and the amount of work required to lay out the poster. A good estimate is that an additional stretch of up to six feet (making the poster up to 12 feet in width) is an additional $50.00.
    • Departments may choose to include their PhD graduates on their poster at no additional charge. However, we will ask that someone from the department determine which individuals in our database listed under that institution graduated with a degree from a particular department. (For example, our database includes North Dakota State University PhD graduates from the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Statistics, and the Department of Computer Science and Operations Reserach. A query for "North Dakota State University" returns all of them and we are unable to distinguish which department they graduated from without reviewing thesis titles, which is not something we are able to do for each poster order.)

You may order a poster by sending the form to the address listed on the form. Please read the entire form before sending payment, as certain posters require price confirmation in advance of payment. Contact Mitch Keller for further information on poster orders. As with T-shirt orders, poster purchases support the project's student employees and other associated costs.

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The Mathematics Genealogy Project is a service of the Department of Mathematics, North Dakota State University.

Supported in part by a grant from The Clay Mathematics Institute.

The genealogy project is in need of funds to help pay for student help and such. If you would like to contribute to this cause please send your tax-deductible contribution to:

Mathematics Genealogy Project
300 Minard Hall
P. O. Box 5075
Fargo, North Dakota 58105-5075

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