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Conferences

This sections contains a list of recent and upcoming conferences. Click on the title to visit the home page of the event. Click on “More Info” to see a brief description below.
  • AWM Research Symposium 2017

    Date: April 8 - 9, 2017.          
    Registration deadline: April 6, 2017
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  • Graduate Research Opportunities for Women at Northwestern

    Date: October 13 - 15, 2017
    Registration deadline: Completed
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  • Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics

    January 26 - 28, 2018.
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  • Programs

    This sections contains a list of recent and upcoming programs. Click on the title to visit the home page of the event. Click on “More Info” to see a brief description below.
  • ALL GIRLS/ALL MATH (for high school girls)

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  • AWM Mentor Network

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  • Budapest Semesters in Mathematics

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  • Carleton College Summer Mathematics Program for Women

    currently on hiatus
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  • Carnegie Mellon Summer Undergraduate Applied Mathematics Institute

    Application deadline: March 1st of each year
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  • Distinguished Women in Mathematics Lecture Series at the University of Texas at Austin

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  • The Distinguished Speaker Series at the University of Oregon

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  • EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education)

    Date: June 4 - 30, 2018
    Place: Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
    Application Deadline: Spring 2018
    More info
  • Emmy Noether High School Mathematics Days at Texas Tech

    More info
  • IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute

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  • National Security Agency Internships and Cooperative Education Program

    More info
  • Professional Research Experience Program

    More info
  • Program for Women in Mathematics at IAS

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  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates

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  • Smith College Programs for Women in Mathematics

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  • Summer Explorations & Research Collaborations for High School Girls

    Currently on hiatus
    More info
  • Sonia Kovalevsky High School Mathematics Days

    Currently on hiatus
    More info
  • SummerMath at Mount Holyoke

    Currently on hiatus
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  • Summer Program for Women in Math at George Washington University

    Currently on hiatus
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  • Workshops

  • AWM Workshops for Women Graduate Students and Recent PhDs

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  • Graduate Workshop in Geometry for Women and Mathematicians of Minority Genders

    Place: MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA
    Dates: February 17-18,2018
    More info


    RCCWs

    There have been recent efforts to build networks of female researchers in different areas of mathematics through Research Collaboration Conferences for Women (RCCWs) at math institutes, which focus on building collaboration groups consisting of senior and junior women in a given area. The networks continue to operate after the conferences. In September 2015 the Association for Women in Mathematics was awarded an NSF ADVANCE Grant to establish and provide support for new RCCWs and to run workshops to follow up of the work started at the RCCWs. The first workshop supported by the AWM ADVANCE Grant was the AWM Workshop:Special Session in Algebraic Combinatorics at JMM 2016 in Seattle. At the SIAM Annual Meeting in July 2016, the AWM Workshop will serve as a follow-up to the Research Collaboration Conference WhAM! (Women in Applied Mathematics) with a special session entitled Dynamical Systems with Applications to Biology and Medicine.

    Research Collaboration Networks for Women

  • Women in Numbers (WIN)
    The Women in Number Theory Community has held several conferences and workshops since 2008.
    Their website lists future and past conferences, resources and lists of female number theory by region and by research area.
  • Women in Shape (WiSH)
  • Women in Topology (WIT)
  • Women in Applied Mathematics (WhAM!)
  • Women in Geometry (WIG)
  • Women in Math Biology (WIMB)
  • Women in Mathematics of Materials (WIMM)
  • Women in Noncommutative Algebra and Representation Theory (WINART)
  • Women in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing (WINASC)
  • Women in Computational Topology (WinCompTop)
  • Algebraic Combinatorixx

  • Research Collaboration Conferences for Women

    The idea of the model for such conferences is to bring together senior women in a particular mathematical research area to run research projects during a week-long conference: the participants in the project groups are female graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty who apply to attend. The benefit of such a structured program with leaders, projects and working groups, planned in advance, is intended to be in both directions: for senior women who will hopefully meet, mentor, and collaborate with the brightest young women in their field on a part of their research agenda of their choosing, and for junior women and students who will develop their network of colleagues and supporters and encounter important new research areas to work in, thereby improving their chances for successful research careers. Participating institutes include, BIRS, IPAM, IMA, and CIRM.

  • Women in Numbers BIRS, Banff, November 2008
  • Algebraic Combinatorixx BIRS, Banff, May 2011
  • Women in Numbers 2 BIRS, Banff, November 2011
  • AWM-WIN Workshop at JMM San Diego, January 2013
  • Women in Shape at IPAM (WiSH) IPAM, Los Angeles, July 2013
  • Women in Topology (WIT), BIRS, Banff, August 2013
  • Women in Applied Mathematics (WhAM!), IMA, Minneapolis, September 2013
  • WIN-Europe (WIN-E) CIRM, Luminy, October, 2013
  • Women in Numbers 3 BIRS, Banff, April 2014
  • AWM-WIT at JMM, San Antonio, January 2015
  • AWM Workshop:Special Session in Algebraic Combinatorics at JMM, Seattle, January 2016
  • Women in Mathematics of Materials (WIMM), Lansing, May 2018
  • WINART Banff, April 2016
  • Women in Topology II BIRS, Banff, April 2016
  • WIN-Europe 2 (WIN-E2) Turkey, September-October 2016
  • AWM-WhaM! Workshop at SIAM Boston, July 2016
  • Women in Number 4, BIRS, Banff, August 2017
  • AWM-WIN at JMM (2017)
  • AWM-WhaM2! Workshop at SIAM (2017)

  • Connections for Women at MSRI

    MSRI has been sponsoring these research opportunities for women for the past several years. Frequently the Connections for Women Workshop precedes a general workshop on a specific research topic. The intended audience is graduate students, post-docs, and junior faculty. Upcoming workshops are listed below. Go to the MSRI website and search for Connections for Women to see a list of recent and upcoming workshops.
  • Connections for Women: Differential Geometry Jan. 14 - 15, 2016
  • Connections for Women: Geometric Group Theory Aug. 17 - 19, 2016


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    AWM Research Symposium

    The AWM Research Symposium 2017 was held at University of California, Los Angeles, April 8 - 9, 2017. The symposium showcased the research of women in the mathematical professions. It featured four plenary talks, special sessions on a broad range of research in pure and applied mathematics, and poster sessions for graduate students and recent PhDs. The next Research Symposium will be held in 2019.

    GROW

    Over the weekend of October 13 - 15, 2017, the Department of Mathematics at Northwestern University will host GROW, a conference for undergraduate women who may be interested in pursuing graduate study in the mathematical sciences (pure and applied mathematics, and also mathematical physics, statistics, theoretical computer science, ...). There will be research lectures, panel discussions, and numerous opportunities for interaction with faculty and graduate students, both casual and structured (including time set aside for mentorship). Participants will be reimbursed for travel and living expenses. The registration for GROW 2018 will open in Spring 2018. Check the GROW home page in Spring 2018 if you are interested.

    Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women

    The Conference at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will give outstanding undergraduate women the opportunity to discuss their own research and to meet other women who share their interest in the mathematical sciences. Conference activities will occur on the university's city campus, accessible by foot to downtown Lincoln, and at the Embassy Suites Downtown Hotel. Plenary speakers include Dr. Jill Pipher, Professor of Mathematics and Vice-President for Research, Brown University and AMS President-Elect and Dr. Irena Swanson, Professor of Mathematics, Reed College.
    Registration deadline: TBA

    ALL GIRLS/ALL MATH

    High school girls are invited to apply for a week of ALL GIRLS/ALL MATH offered at the University of Nebraska. The Summer Mathematics Camp for High School Girls provides a stimulating and supportive environment for girls to develop their mathematical ability and interest. The ALL GIRLS/ALL MATH summer camp has been offered since 1997.

    AWM Mentor Network

    The goal of the AWM Mentor Network is to match mentors with girls and women who are interested in mathematics and/or are pursuing careers in mathematics. The network is intended to link mentors with a variety of groups: recent Ph. D's, grad students, undergrads, high school and grade school students, and teachers. Matching is based on common interests in careers in academics or industry, math education, balance of career and family, or general mathematical interests.

    Budapest Semesters in Mathematics

    The Budapest Semesters in Mathematics is a program for American and Canadian juniors and seniors majoring in mathematics and computer science. You can spend part of your junior or senior year in Budapest, Hungary, learning mathematics from leading Hungarian scholars. All classes are taught in English.

    Carleton College Summer Mathematics Program for Women

    This is an intensive four-week summer mathematics program for undergraduate women who have completer linear algebra but not more than one year of mathematics beyond linear algebra. The courses will be in two areas not normally covered in an undergraduate curriculum. The students will immerse themselves in mathematics, living and working in a supportive community of women scholars (undergraduates, graduates, and post-graduates) who are passionate about learning and doing mathematics. The program's intent is three-fold: to excite these young women about mathematics, to provide them with the tools they will need to succeed in higher-level mathematics, and to connect them with a network of fellow female mathematicians.

    Carnegie Mellon Summer Undergraduate Applied Math Institute

    Carnegie Mellon University will offer a summer program for twelve undergraduates considering research careers in mathematical sciences. Students who have finished their sophomore or junior years and who have strong academic records will be given preference. Among applicants who are otherwise comparable, admission to the program will be designed to create an ethnically diverse group of participants. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. Students selected into the program will receive a stipend, housing in university dormitories, and allowances for food and travel. They will spend seven weeks in Pittsburgh participating in a course in analysis, a computer laboratory, and working on projects under the direction of research faculty. Program participants will receive Carnegie Mellon credit. Faculty who are actively engaged in applied mathematics research and who have a particular interest in undergraduate education will provide the instruction. In order to be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be continuing students in an undergraduate degree program; transcripts should be provided. The application deadline is March 1st of each year.

    Distinguished Women in Mathematics Lecture Series at the University of Texas Austin

    The Distinguished Women in Mathematics Lecture Series seeks to foster the growth and development of the members of the mathematics community at the University of Texas at Austin through exposure to outstanding women mathematicians. The Horton-Jacobs/WINS Lecture Series began in the spring of 2009 and is a yearly talk for general mathematical audiences. It is meant to complement the Distinguished Women in Mathematics Lecture Series and is managed by a committee of women graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty.

    The Distinguished Speaker Series at the University of Oregon

    The Distinguished Speaker Series is directed by the AWM Student Chapter at the University of Oregon. The chapter brings one distinguished female mathematician per term to give two talks. Collectively, the talks will cover, as much as possible, material which is accessible to graduate students, material accessible to advanced undergraduates, and issues of importance to females in the mathematical sciences. Past speakers include Rachel Pries, Talithia Williams, Julie Bergner, Christine Escher, Ursula Whitcher, Lan-Hsuan Huang, Angélica Orsono and Cristina Ballantine.

    EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education)

    The EDGE Program, sponsored by the American Mathematical Society, Bryn Mawr College, The Henry Luce Foundation, Iowa State University, the Mathematical Association of American, Microsoft Research, Mills College, the National Science Foundation, Rutgers University and Spelman College, is designed to strengthen the ability of post-baccalaureate women and minority students to successfully complete graduate programs in the mathematical sciences. It is currently administered by Morehouse and Pomona Colleges. EDGE 2018 will be held June 4 - 30, 2018, at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.  
    Application Deadline: sometime in spring, 2018

    Emmy Noether High School Mathematics Days at Texas Tech

    The Emmy Noether High School Mathematics Days at Texas Tech, founded by Prof. Mara Neusel, are designed to:
    * provide women students with a unique, high-quality experience that will foster interest in mathematics and careers in mathematics, engineering, and science;
    * provide women students the opportunity to experience a university environment;
    * to gain insight into women professors' experiences and educational opportunities associated with mathematics;
    * to provide to women students the opportunity to learn that careers in mathematics, science, and engineering are attainable.
    For more information send email to Magdalena Toda.

    IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute

    The IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI) is designed for mathematics educators at the secondary and post-secondary level, as well as mathematics researchers and students at the post-secondary level. These groups find at PCMI an intensive mathematical experience geared to their individual needs. Moreover, the interaction among groups with different backgrounds and professional needs increases each participant's appreciation of the mathematical community as a whole as well as the work of participants in different areas.The institute is located in Park City, Utah.

    National Security Agency Internships and Cooperative Education Program

    The NSA has 9 internship programs for college students. Please visit the NSA site for application deadlines and more information.

    Professional Research Experience Program

    The Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) is designed by the NIST Boulder Laboratories to provide valuable laboratory experience and financial assistance to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students. Fellowships are awarded to assure continued growth and progress of science and engineering in the United States. Research areas include mathematical and computational sciences.

    Program for Women at IAS

    The Program for Women in Mathematics is supported by the Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University and is held on the Institute’s campus in Princeton, New Jersey. The Institute is an intellectual center for research in mathematics as well as physics, historical studies and social science. This program provides a chance for women to advance their careers in mathematics. In accordance with the principle that mathematics should be inclusive, not exclusive, the activities of the program are open to all, regardless of age and gender. Funding is provided for women. More information is to come.

    Research Experience for Undergraduates

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.
    List of Math REU Programs for 2016.
    Downloadable Excel file of Math REU Programs for 2016.

    Smith College Programs for Women in Mathematics

    The Smith College Department of Mathematics and Statistics launched two programs for women in fall of 2008. The first is a post-baccalaureate program in mathematics for women who need additional coursework before applying to graduate school. Expenses are paid by Smith and the NSF. The second is a junior year program for women from other schools to spend a year at Smith. Smith and the NSF will provide need-based financial aid for participants. Check out their website or email Ruth Haas.

    Summer Explorations and Research Collaborations for High School Girls

    The SEARCH program at Mount Holyoke College is designed for high school girls who have done well in mathematics and who would like to see a different aspect of the mathematical world. At SEARCH students will experience a research-like atmosphere in mathematics, with classes focusing on active and collaborative problem solving -- problems given to them by instructors and problems of their own creation. We hope that whether or not you consider yourself a “math type”, you will consider joining us for SEARCH.

    Sonia Kovalevsky High School Mathematics Days

    In prior years, through a grant from the National Security Agency (NSA), the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) had available funds to support Sonia Kovalevsky High School Mathematics Days at colleges and universities throughout the country. They consist of a program of workshops, talks, and problem-solving competitions for high school women students and their teachers, both women and men.

    SummerMath at Mt. Holyoke

    SummerMath is a nationally acclaimed four-week program for girls in the eighth through twelfth grades at Mount Holyoke College. The program has been featured on “ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings,” on the “Today Show,” and in Newsweek. The program coordinators believe young women stay with mathematics longer, and keep more options open, when feeling confident and when seeing how math applies to the real world. They add that math is in just about everything − from digital sampling to design to DNA.

    Summer Program for Women in Math at George Washington University

    The George Washington University Mathematics Department will host a Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM). This will be a 5-week program for 16 outstanding undergraduate women majoring in mathematical disciplines who have completed their junior year and are considering graduate study in the mathematical sciences.

    AWM Workshops for Women Graduate Students and Recent PhDs

    Over the past fourteen years, the Association for Women in Mathematics has held a series of workshops for women graduate students and recent PhDs in conjunction with major mathematics meetings.

    Graduate Workshop in Algebraic Geometry for Women and Mathematicians of Minority Genders

    Each day of the workshop will involve
  • Morning session: two 90-minute mini-courses, which will be accessible to graduate students who have taken an introductory class in algebraic geometry.
  • Lunch session: 5-minute math talks by participants on a topic they find interesting. We encourage all participants to give a talk, even if they haven't begun research yet.
  • Afternoon session: concurrent TA-led sessions to work on concrete examples and open-ended problems contributed by the speakers.
    On Saturday evening there will also be an informal professional development discussion over dinner.
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    "Mathematics is the key and the door to the sciences."

    - Galileo Galilei

    About Our Project

    The Women in Math Project was created in 1997 by Marie A. Vitulli, a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oregon. She served on the Executive Committee of the AWM and was chosen as the 2014 Falconer Lecturer at MathFest. She is the co-author (with Mary E. Flahive) of a pair of studies on first jobs for women PhDs in mathematics. This site provides comprehensive resources and information for and about women in math. The site was chosen as Site of the Day for by New Scientist Planet Science and as one of the Digital Dozen sites by the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education. We hope you find these pages useful.

    In the News

    The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) was awarded a $750,000 NSF ADVANCE Grant to establish research networks for women by fostering research collaborations at conferences and AWM Workshops. These networks are spawned at Research Collaboration Conferences for Women (RCCWs), which are week-long conferences, held at mathematics institutes, where junior and senior women come together to work on pre-defined research projects. The grant website is under construction.