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K-12 Programs | Workshops | RCCWs

Conferences


This section 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
Online Registration deadline: April 6, 2017
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Graduate Research Opportunities for Women at Northwestern

Date: October 13 - 15, 2017
Registration deadline: September 1, 2017
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London Mathematical Society Women in Maths Days

March 31, 2017 (University of London) and June 27, 2017 (University of Warwick)
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Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics

February 3 - 5, 2017
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Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference

October 19 - 20, 2017
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College & Beyond Programs


This section contains a list of recent and upcoming programs, including summer programs for students of various ages. Click on the title to visit the home page of the event. Click on “More Info” to see a brief description below.

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 Lecture Series at the University of Oregon

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EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education)

Application deadline: Monday, March 3, 2017
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Gender Inclusivity in Mathematics Speaker and Discussion Series at Harvard University

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IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI)

June 25 - July 15, 2017
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Massachusetts Advanced Study Semesters (MASS Program)

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The US Intelligence Community Intelligence Careers

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Professional Research Experience Program

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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 Program for Women in Math at George Washington University

Currently on hiatus
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K-12 Programs


This section contains a list of K-12 programs in math and science. Click on the title to visit the home page of the program. Click on “More Info” to see a brief description below.

ALL GIRLS/ALL MATH (for high school girls)

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Awesome Math (for students ages 12 - 18)

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Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM for grades 7 - 12)

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Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST)

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Canada/USA MathCamp

Date: July 2 - August 6, 2107 at University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
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Epsilon Camp (for students ages 7 - 11)

Date: July 23 - August 6, 2017 (at Washington University, St. Louis, MO)
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Emmy Noether High School Mathematics Days at Texas Tech

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Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics (for high school students)

Date: July 2 - August 12, 2017
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Idea Math (for middle and high school students)

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Maine School of Science and Math (MISS) Summer Camp
(students ages 10 - 14)

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The Math Circle (Program of Courses)

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Math Circles (for students and teachers K-12)

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MathILy (serious Mathematics Infused with Levity for high school students)

July 25 - August 29, 2017 at Bryn Mawr College
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MathPath Advanced Summer Camp for students age 11-14

June 25 - July 23, 2017 at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA
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Math Zoom Summer Camp (for middle and high school students)

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Project M.I.S.S. at Cal State Fullerton

Date:July 5 - 28, 2017
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Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (for high school students)

July 2 - August 12, 2017
Application deadline: April 1, 2016
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Ross Mathematics Program (for high school students)

June 11 - July 21, 2017
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Russian School of Mathematics (for K-12 students)

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Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)

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SPARC at the University of California, Berkeley (for high school students)

Date: August 6 - 17, 2017
Application deadline: March 1, 2016
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Summer Explorations & Research Collaborations for High School Girls

Currently on hiatus
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Sonia Kovalevsky High School Mathematics Days

currently on hiatus
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SummerMath at Mount Holyoke (grades 8 - 12)

Currently on hiatus
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The Young People's Project: Math Literacy and Social Change (grades 1 - 12)

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Workshops


This section contains a list of recent and upcoming workshops. Click on the title to visit the home page of the workshop. Click on “More Info” to see a brief description below.

AWM Workshops for Women Graduate Students and Recent PhDs

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Career Mentoring Workshop (CaMeW) at Wheaton

June 6 - 8, 2016
Application Deadline: April 1, 2016
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Research Collaboration Conferences for Women


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 Noncommutative Algebra and Representation Theory (WINART)
  • Women in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing (WINASC)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    Date: April 8 - 9, 2017
    Online Registration deadline: April 6, 2017
    The AWM Research Symposium 2017 was held at University of California, Los Angeles. 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.

    GROW

    Date: October 13 - 15, 2017
    Registration deadline: September 1, 2017
    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. Check the GROW home page if you are interested.

    Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women

    February 3 - 5, 2017
    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. Ami Radunskaya, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, and Dr. Brooke Shipley, University of Illinois at Chicago. Registration deadline: TBA

    London Mathematics Society Women in Maths Days

    March 31, 2017 (in Winton Capital, organized by University of London) and June 27, 2017 (at University of Warwick)
    The London Mathematical Society will sponsor these days. The events will focus on mathematics in industry and academia and will include:
  • Talks from mathematicians working in and with industry
  • Opportunities for early career researchers to give talks
  • Poster competition
  • Panel discussions on careers in mathematics
  • Networking opportunities

    Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference

    October 19 - 20, 2017
    Online Registration Deadline: October 5, 2017
    The American Statistical Association invites you to join them for the Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference—the only one for the field tailored specifically for women! WSDS will gather academic, industry, and government professionals and students working in statistics, biostatistics, and data science.

    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.

    Awesome Math

    Awesome Math offers: a 3 week summer program for mathematically gifted students ages 12 - 18 from around the globe; an online year-round program; AwesomeMath Academy for middle and high school students in Dallas, day sessions at San Jose State in CA, residential sessions at Cornell University in NY, a free online journal Mathematical Reflections; XYZ Press Bookstore; and Purple Comet! Math Meet.

    Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM for grades 7 - 12)

    BEAM provides a 3 week residential summer program in New York City to expose students to challenging math for the first time, followed by five years of mentoring.

    Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST)

    BLAST will offer dynamic three-day residential summer experiences on the campuses of Old Dominion University, Virginia Tech and University of Virginia in the summer of 2017. Through innovative hands-on sessions taught by faculty members and staff, students will explore the fun and excitement of STEM while residing in a college dorm. Current Virginia 8th and 9th grade students with at least a C+ average and a desire to explore STEM opportunities are encouraged to apply.

    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.

    Canada/USA MathCamp

    Date: July 2 - August 6, 2107 at University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA Canada/USA MathCamp is an intensive 5-week-long summer program for mathematically talented high school students, designed to expose these students to the beauty of advanced mathematical ideas and to new ways of thinking.

    Carleton College Summer Mathematics Program for Women

    currently on hiatus
    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

    Application deadline: March 1st of each year
    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)

    Application Deadline: Monday, March 3, 2017
    The EDGE Program, funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency, 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. The summer program consists of two core courses and a mini-course in vital areas of mathematical research in pure and applied mathematics. There will be problem sessions aimed at preparing participants for graduate qualifying exams. EDGE 2017 will be held at Mills College in Oakland, California.   Dr. Maia Averett (Mills College) and Dr. Ami Radunskaya (Pomona College) are the local coordinators.
    Application Deadline: Monday, March 3, 2017

    Epsilon Camp (for students ages 7 - 11)

    Date: July 23 - August 6, 2017 (at Washington University, St. Louis, MO) Epsilon Camp is a residential camp serving promising young mathematicians and their families through an intensive student program and parent workshop.

    Gender Inclusivity in Mathematics Speaker and Discussion Series at Harvard University

    The Speaker and Discussion Series at Harvard had their kickoff season in 2015. Since then there have 2 - 3 speakers each semester as well as lively discussions.

    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.

    Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics (for high school students)

    July 2 - August 12, 2017
    Now in its 45th year, HCSSiM is an intensive six-week encounter with college-level mathematics for talented and highly motivated high school students. It is demanding and expanding. Participants spend a major portion of each day actively engaged in doing mathematics (not simply learning the results of mathematics).

    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.

    Idea Math (for middle and high school students)

    The IDEA MATH program has been created to help talented students who want to advance their problem solving skills, both to expand their mathematical horizons, and to maximize their performance in math competitions. IDEA MATH offers the following programs to for students entering 6th to 12th grade:
  • Weekend Program at Lexington High School, MA
  • Winter Program (AMC 123) at Houston, TX, Greater Boston area, and Cupertino/San Jose Area, CA
  • Summer Programs (3 locations:Dallas, TX; Greater Boston area; California Bay area)
  • Online Program
  • Maine School of Science and Math (MISS) Summer Camp (students ages 10 - 14)

    In its 20th year, the MSSM Summer Camps is as excited as ever to inspire and encourage campers ages 10-14 to pursue their passions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. There are separate camps for boys and girls. Academic classes traditionally offered include Robotics Challenge, Physics of Ballistics, Rocketry Design, Animal Medicine, Mathematical Origami, and Real Life CSI.

    Massachusetts Advanced Study Semesters (MASS Program)

    he Mathematics Advanced Study Semesters (MASS) program started in the Fall of 1996 and is held during the Fall semester of each year. The program combines advanced learning with research initiation and provides a highly charged interactive environment among a “critical mass” of talented and motivated students and a committed group of strong research faculty and top graduate students. For most of its participants, the MASS program serves as a spring board to graduate schools in mathematics.

    The Math Circle (Program of Courses)

    The Math Circle is a program of courses founded in 1994, designed for students who enjoy math and want the added challenge of exciting topics that are normally outside the school curriculum. The intention is to spread The Math Circle's approach more broadly in a community by establishing a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can experience the exhilaration of mathematical exploration.

    Math Circles (for students and teachers K-12)

    Math Circles are a form of education outreach and enrichment through which mathematicians and mathematical scientists share their passion with K-12 teachers and students. You can search for a Math Circle near you from this website.

    MathILy (serious Mathematics Infused with Levity)

    MathILy is a five week intensive residential summer program for mathematically excellent secondary students. Instructors provide the framework to make and prove conjectures.

    MathPath Advanced Summer Camp for students age 11-14

    June 25 - July 23, 2017 at Mount Holyoke College, Hadley, MA
    Each week you pick 2 courses from 12 options. In recent years we have had courses about non-Euclidean Geometry (there may be no parallel lines), Fair Division (how math helps ensure fairness), Cryptography (secret codes), the Mathematics of Origami, Mathematica (the computer program), Heavenly Mathematics (how the ancient Greeks invented trigonometry to measure the heavens and the earth) and Knot Theory (how can you tell if two knots are the same?). Sometimes we have a problem writing course and sometimes a Kendoku course.

    Math Zoom Summer Camp (for middle and high school students)

    Areteem Institute, the home of Math Zoom, is offering two spectacular residential/day summer camps (at Cal State, Fullerton and Georgetown University) and summer day camps (in Chicago, San Jose, CA, and Shenzhen, China) in 2017. The summer camps are fun, academically challenging, safe, and unforgettable. In previous years, the summer camps have been hosted by top universities, and this tradition is continued in 2017.

    US Intelligence Community Intelligence Careers

    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.

    Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists

    PROMYS is a six-week summer program at Boston University designed to encourage strongly motivated high school students to explore in depth the creative world of mathematics in a supportive community of peers, counselors, research mathematicians, and visiting scientists.

    Project M.I.S.S. at Cal State Fullerton

    Date:July 5 - 28, 2017
    California State University, Fullerton sponsors an exciting program called the “Mathematics Intensive Summer Session” (MISS). The purpose of this program is to assist college bound young women to enhance their mathematics skills. M.I.S.S. is a four week commuter program.

    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.

    Ross Mathematics Program (for high school students)

    June 11 - July 21, 2017
    The Ross Program at the Ohio State University is an intensive summer experience designed to encourage motivated pre-college students to explore mathematics. During those six weeks, students are immersed in a world of mathematical discovery.

    Russian School of Mathematics (for K-12 students)

    The Russian School of Mathematics is an award-winning, after school math program for K-12 students. We help children of all levels build a solid math foundation and develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Our systematic curriculum and approach is based on the best practices of math schools in the former Soviet Union and Europe, adapted to the US educational environment. There are programs in various states as well as online programs.

    Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)

    The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. The goals of SEAP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further their education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN

    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.

    SPARC at the University of California, Berkeley (for high school students)

    Date: August 6 - 17, 2017
    SPARC is a free two week summer program. The topics include:
  • Probability theory, information theory, the mathematics of rationality
  • Fermi estimation, statistical street fighting, risk and power laws
  • Microeconomics, prediction markets, game theory
  • Effective communication, improvisation, posture, negotiation
  • Regression, graphical models, causal modeling
  • Motivation and intention, deliberate practice, cognitive biases
  • Summer Explorations and Research Collaborations for High School Girls

    Currently on hiatus
    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

    Currently on hiatus
    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 (grades 8 - 12)

    Currently on hiatus
    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

    Currently on hiatus
    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.

    The Young People's Project: Math Literacy and Social Change (grades 1 - 12)

    YPP uses Math Literacy Work to develop the abilities of elementary through high school students to succeed in school and in life, and in doing so involves them in efforts to eliminate institutional obstacles to their success. There are is site programs in various cities as well as national programs and initiatives.

    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.

    Career Mentoring Workshop (CaMeW) at Wheaton

    June 6 - 8, 2016
    Application Deadline: April 1, 2016
    The Career Mentoring Workshop (CaMeW), a 3-day workshop for women preparing to finish their PhDs in math will be held June 6-8, 2016 at Wheaton College (MA). CaMeW helps women determine how to navigate the job search during this hands on workshop. Participants also receive personal feedback on their application materials and build their network of peers and mentors.

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    "Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about UNDERSTANDING."

    - William Paul Thurston

    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. In 2017 she was awarded an AWM Service Award. 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 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 entitled Career Advancement for Women through Research-Focused Networks to establish research networks for women by fostering research collaborations at conferences and AWM Workshops. The grant website is contains pages on the various Research Collaboration Networks that have been created or supported as well as information on past and upcoming conferences.