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Associations/Organizations for Women in Mathematics


This section contains a list of associations and organizations for women in mathematics. Click on the title to visit the home page of the association. Click on “More Info” to see a brief description below.

Association for Women in Mathematics

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Caucus for Women in Statistics

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European Women in Mathematics

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Femmes et Mathematiques

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Korean Women in Mathematical Sciences

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Women and Mathematics Education

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Committees on Women within Math Organizations


This section contains a list of committees on women within mathematics organizations. Click on the title to visit the home page of the committee. Click on “More Info” to see a brief description below.

ASA Committee on Women in Statistics (COWIS)

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AMS Committee on Women in Mathematics (CoWIM)

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Joint Committee on Women in the Mathematical Sciences

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Committee for Women in Mathematics in the Canadian Mathematical Society

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International Mathematical Union Committee for Women in Mathematics

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MAA Committee on the Participation of Women

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Women in Maths in the London Mathematical Society

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Organizations and Committees for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


This section contains a list of associations and organizations and committees women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Click on the title to visit the home page of the association. Click on “More Info” to see a brief description below.

Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics

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American Astronomical Society Committee on the Status of Women

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American Physical Society Committee for the Status of Women

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Association for Computing Machinery Committee on Women in Computing

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Association for Women in Computing

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Association for Women in Science

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Women in Engineering Leadership Institute (WELI)

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Local Organizations of Women in Mathematics


This section contains a list of local organizations of women in math, that is, organizations affiliated with a particular institution or area. Click on the name of the organization to visit their webpage. Click on More info to see more information below.

AWM Student Chapters

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The Noetherian Ring at the John’s Hopkins University

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The Noetherian Ring at Princeton

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The Noetherian Ring at the University of California Berkeley

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Women in Math at University of Maryland

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Women in Math at University of Pennsylvania

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Women in Mathematics at Wisconsin

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Other Links


This section contains a list of miscellaneous links of interest to women in mathematics. Click on the name of the link to visit that webpage. Click on More info to see more information below.

Archives of American Mathematics

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Awesome Math

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Canadian Organizations for Women in Mathematics

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Gender Bias in Academe: An Annotated Bibliography of Important Recent Studies

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Gender Bias in Academia (at UC Hastings College of Law)

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Girls’ Angle: A Math Club for Girls

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History of Math Archive at St. Andrews

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History of Math Home Page at Clark University

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History of Math at the University of Tennessee Math Archives

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How to Do a Massive Two-Body Job Search

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Mathematicians of the African Diaspora

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Mathematics and Education Blog by Cathy Kessel

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The Math in the Movies Page, by Arnold G. Reinhold

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National Association of Mathematicians (NAM)

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National Research Council’s 2010 Rankings of Graduate Programs

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Nobel Prizes Awarded to Women

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PhDs.org

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The Pregnant Scholar

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The Poster Project:Visualizing Women in Science, Mathematics and Engineering

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References on Chilly Climate for Women Faculty in Academe

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Rutgers List of US College and University Math Department Web Pages by State

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Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

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The Office of Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian at the University of Wisconsin

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Theorem of the Day

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Tips for Getting Girls Involved in Stem

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Under the Microscope

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We Use Math

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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

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Women and Mathematics Information Server

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Women in STEM Resources

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Women of Mathematics Throughout Europe: A Gallery of Portraits

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Women Mathematicians in the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine

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Association for Women in Mathematics

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is a non-profit organization founded in 1971 whose continuing goal is to encourage women in the mathematical sciences. They have many programs to benefit girls and women in mathematics. They maintain a Facebook page and Twitter feed to keep their followers up to date on recent news and opportunities.

Caucus for Women in Statistics

The Caucus for Women in Statistics was formed in 1970 to focus on specific problems associated with the participation of women in statistically oriented professions. The Caucus is an independent association with membership open to all women and men who support its purposes and objectives.

European Women in Mathematics

EWM is an affiliation for women bound by a common interest in the position of women in mathematics. The organization was founded in 1986 and has its office in Helsinki, Finland.

Femmes et Mathematiques

This is the website of a French organization for Women and Mathematics, which was founded in 1987. There are many pages on the site including a page of statistics looking at the number of French women in pure and applied math who head up conferences and are professors a French universities.

Korean Women in Mathematical Sciences

The Korean Women in Mathematical Sciences (KWMS) is now an affiliate member of the Association for Women in Mathematics. KWMS hosts an international conference for women each year, and will be a major sponsor of ICWM2014 in conjunction with ICM2014 in Seoul.

Women and Mathematics Education

The general purpose of WME is to promote the mathematics education of girls and women.

ASA Committee on Women in Statistics (COWIS)

The charge of this committee is: to make the members of ASA more aware of the common professional interests and problems of women members of ASA; to promote the status of women who are already in the statistics profession; to encourage women to enter the field of statistics; to establish contact and share ideas with other professional groups having similar goals; to jointly coordinate the management of the Gertrude Cox Scholarship with the Caucus for Women in Statistics

AMS Committee on Women in Mathematics (CoWIM)

In order to support the broadest possible participation of women in mathematics, the Committee on Women in Mathematics will collect and disseminate data, propose actions to encourage participation, career development and recognition of women in mathematics, and promote best practices within the mathematical community.

Joint Committee on Women in the Mathematical Sciences

The JCW, founded in 1971 as a committee of the American Mathematical Society, is now a joint committee of the following organizations: AMS, ASA, AWM, IMS, MAA, NCTM, & SIAM. It’s charge is to identify and recommend actions which those societies should take to alleviate some of the disadvantages that women mathematicians now experience and to document its recommendations and actions by presenting data.

Committee for Women in Mathematics in the Canadian Mathematical Society

The Committee for Women in Mathematics (CWIMAC) was formed by the CMS in June of 1992. Its mandate is to monitor the status of women within the Canadian Mathematical community and the CMS, recommend actions to the Board which will assure equitable treatment of women, and encourage the participation of women at all levels of mathematics. The committee also maintains liaison with national and international organizations concerned with the participation of women in mathematics and other areas of science.

Committee on Women in Statistics in the Statistical Society of Canada

The Committee on Women in Statistics was established in 1997. Its terms and duties include:
  • To study the participation of women in Statistics in Canada; to develop and maintain a database of current and historical information about such participation.
  • To recommend, monitor, and be a focal point for liaisons with other societies and organizations concerned with promoting the participation of women in their professions.
  • International Mathematical Union Committee for Women in Mathematics

    This is the website of the International Mathematical Union Committee for Women in Mathematics. The website went live in 2014. There are many pages on this website including pages for Organizations, Events, People, Initiatives, and Resources, as well as a Search Engine.

    MAA Committee on the Participation of Women

    The charge of the committee is to work for full involvement of women in the affairs of the Mathematics Association of America (MAA) and to develop MAA activities that will encourage women in careers in mathematical sciences. This committee was formed in 1987.

    Women in Maths in the London Mathematical Society

    The London Mathematical Society is committed to actively addressing the issues facing women in mathematics. It is concerned about the loss of women from mathematics, particularly at the higher levels of research and teaching, and at the disadvantages and missed opportunities that this represents for the advancement of mathematics. The Council Statement on Women in Mathematics recognizes the need to give active consideration to ensuring that men and women are treated equally in their prospects, recognition and progression.

    Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics

    AWSEM’s mission is to create and support a regional network of science and technology practitioners, educators, parents, businesses and community organizations committed to the enrichment of opportunities in Science, Engineering and Mathematics for young women.

    American Astronomical Society Committee on the Status of Women

    The Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy was founded in 1979. The charge of the committee is to recommend to the AAS Council practical measures that can be taken to improve the status of women in astronomy and encourage their entry into this field.

    American Physical Society Committee for the Status of Women

    The Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP) was founded in 1972 to address the encouragement and career development of women physicists.

    Association for Computing Machinery Committee on Women in Computing

    The mission of ACM-W is to engage in activities and projects that aim to improve the working and learning environments for women in computing.

    Association for Women in Computing

    The Association for Women in Computing is a non-profit professional organization for women and men who have an interest in information and technology. The Association was founded in 1978 and is dedicated to the advancement of women in the technology fields.

    Association for Women in Science

    The Association for Women in Science is dedicated to achieving equality and full participation for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    Women in Engineering Leadership Institute (WELI)

    WELI was founded in 2000 following its first Leadership Conference held in Winter Park, CO. It’s objectives are to:
  • increase the number of women in academic leadership positions;
  • accelerate and enhance the success of women in academic leadership positions; and
  • establish and maintain a support network for women engineering faculty leaders.
  • AWM Student Chapters

    As of early 2016, there were 70 student chapters of the Association for Women in Mathematics at colleges and universities in the U.S. There is a Facebook page for the AWM Student Chapters.

    The Noetherian Ring at the John’s Hopkins University

    Named in honor of Emmy Noether, the Noetherian Ring is an organization of women graduate students and professors in the Mathematics Department of the Johns Hopkins University. The Hopkins Ring is modeled after the Noetherian Ring at University of California.

    The Noetherian Ring at Princeton

    The Noetherian Ring at Princeton is an organization of female mathematicians at Princeton of all levels (undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, junior and senior faculty). We offer opportunities for female mathematicians to interact with one another in many different forums, with the goal of building networks of support.

    The Noetherian Ring at the University of California Berkeley

    Named in honor of Emmy Noether, the Noetherian Ring is an organization of women graduate students, postdocs, and professors in the Mathematics Department of the University of California at Berkeley.

    Women in Math at University of Maryland

    Women in Math (WIM) is an organization at the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP). WIM is dedicated to serving the needs of women mathematicians at UMCP. WIM is planning many activities for the upcoming semester, including monthly lunches.

    Women in Math at University of Pennsylvania

    UPenn Women in Math is group of women grad students, faculty, and visitors in the Mathematics Department at Penn. The group meets for lunch and sometimes invites special women visitors to the Department.

    Women in Mathematics at Wisconsin

    Women in Mathematics at Wisconsin (WIMAW) fosters the growth and development of the members of the mathematics community at UW Madison through exposure to outstanding women mathematicians and provides a supportive community among the women in the department with a connection to the larger math community.

    Archives of American Mathematics

    The Archives of American Mathematics (AAM) is located at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin. As the only archival repository in the United States solely dedicated to collecting and preserving the papers and records of mathematicians and mathematical organizations, the AAM is the premier resource for researchers seeking primary sources in mathematics.

    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, a free online journal Mathematical Reflections; XYZ Press Bookstore; and Purple Comet! Math Meet.

    Canadian Organizations for Women in Mathematics

    The information on this and the other women’s pages of the CAMEL was assembled by the Committee for Women in Mathematics of the Canadian Mathematical Society.

    Gender Bias in Academia

    These pages are part of the Worklife Law at UC Hastings College of the Law website. Sections:
  • What’s in it for the academy: how attracting and retaining women faculty builds intellectual and financial capital
  • Best practices to retain women
  • A “tell your stories” blog
  • Patterns of gender bias in the academic workplace
  • Gender Bias in Academe: An Annotated Bibliography of Important Recent Studies

    This is an annotated bibliography of important recent studies by Danica Savonick and Cathy N. Davidson hosted by the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University. There is also an open, public Google Doc to which others are invited to add other relevant studies and responsible, careful, fact-checked annotations.

    Girls’ Angle: A Math Club for Girls

    Angle is: a math club for girls; a comprehensive approach to math education for girls; a supportive community for women and girls who study, use, and create mathematics.

    History of Math Archive at St. Andrews

    This extensive collection of webpages includes indexes of biographies (alphabetical and chronological with a section on female mathematicians), histories in various cultures, histories (by topic), and famous curves (such as the Spiral of Archimedes). There are many other remarkable indexes at this site.

    History of Math Home Page at Clark University

    This is a site by David E. Joyce. The last update was in 1998. There are four major sites (not including the main page), which are:
  • Regional mathematics
  • Subjects
  • Books and other resources
  • Chronology
  • Prof. Joyce has other math resources on his home page.

    History of Math at the University of Tennessee Math Archives

    This site consists of an extensive collection of links to sites on the history of mathematics.

    How to Do a Massive Two-Body Job Search

    Ellen Spertus, Professor of Computer Science at Mills College and former part-time software engineer at Google, provides advice based on her own experience.

    Mathematicians of the African Diaspora

    This website showcases the accomplishments of the peoples of Africa and the African diaspora within the mathematical sciences.

    Mathematics and Education Blog by Cathy Kessel

    Past AWM President Cathy Kessel comments on issues related to mathematics and education, including June 2010 articles by NY Times Science writer John Tierney and the book Mathematics of Sex: How Biology and Society Conspire to Limit Talented Women and Girls and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences article Understanding current causes of women's underrepresentation in science by Ceci and Williams (2/7/2011).

    The Math in the Movies Page, by Arnold G. Reinhold

    A Guide to Major Motion Pictures with Scenes of Real Mathematics

    National Association of Mathematicians (NAM)

    NAM’s mission and purpose is to promote excellence in the mathematical sciences and promoting the mathematical development of underrepresented American minorities.

    National Research Council’s 2010 Rankings of Graduate Programs

    The National Research Council released A Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States based on data collected from more that 5,000 doctoral programs for the 2005-2006 academic year. From this site you can download comprehensive Excel spreadsheets and then concentrate on data for the specific program(s) you are interested in. The NRC did not provide a single linear ranking of programs but rather provided data so users can choose weights for characteristics that are most important to them and them obtain a ranking based on those weights. PhDs.org, an independent website not affiliated with the National Research Council, incorporated data from the research-doctorate assessment into its Graduate School Guide. Users of the Guide can choose the weights assigned to the program characteristics measured by the National Research Council and others, and rank graduate programs according to their own priorities. You can download an Excel file of the data released for graduate programs in mathematics here.

    Nobel Prizes Awarded to Women

    This page on Nobelprize.org, the official web site of the Nobel prize, includes a list of all the women who were awarded Nobel prizes. There are links to photos, biographical sketches, and further information and books about the laureates.

    PhDs.org

    Web site for prospective and current graduate students. You can do a customized search for graduate schools based on criteria you enter. The site has incorporated data from the 2010 study of graduate programs by the National Research Council. PhDs.org also has information for undergraduates and academics in the sciences.

    The Pregnant Scholar

    This is an online toolkit for university students, faculty and administration on Title IX protection for pregnant and parenting university students and other Title IX basics. http://www.thepregnantscholar.org

    The Poster Project:Visualizing Women in Science, Mathematics and Engineering

    The Poster Project is a collaboration between Pamela Davis Kivelson and Dusa McDuff and contains wonderful posters of women mathematicians and engineers. The primary goal of this project is to change the intellectual and emotional climate surrounding the idea of scientific research in order to increase the number of women and girls who choose to pursue careers related to the physical sciences and mathematics, and to retain, at the high school and university level and beyond, women who have already chosen such careers.

    References on Chilly Climate for Women Faculty in Academe

    Created by Jennifer J. Freyd and J.Q. Johnson of the University of Oregon and updated in 2008 by Karyn Lewis of the University of Oregon and Anne MacLachlan of the University of California, Berkeley
    Sections:
  • General Chilly Climate References
  • Bias in Student Evaluations
  • Bias in Hiring and Evaluation
  • Balancing academic and personal responsibilities
  • Bias in Peer Review
  • Some Further Analysis: Pay Inequity; Tenure & Award Inequity
  • Related Online Resources
  • Rutgers List of US College and University Math Department Web Pages by State

    This is a list of links to math departments at U.S. colleges and universities maintained by Andrew Sills.

    Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

    SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists − from college students to professionals − to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.

    The Office of Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian at the University of Wisconsin

    This site contains a list of links to sites related to women and gender (not directly science-specific). There is a section on STEM in the Women’s Knowledge Digital Library.

    Theorem of the Day

    This site maintained by Robin Whitty contains a list of theorems (and their proofs) that were proven or jointly proven by women. There are also downloadable files for a calendar of women mathematicians and their theorems.

    Tips for Getting Girls Involved in Stem

    This site provides brief tips for getting girls interested and involved in STEM. It also includes links to further information.

    The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

    The Office of Science and Technology Policy, in collaboration with the White House Council on Women and Girls, is dedicated to increasing the participation of women and girls — as well as other underrepresented groups — in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by increasing the engagement of girls with STEM subjects in formal and informal environments, encouraging mentoring to support women throughout their academic and professional experiences, and supporting efforts to retain women in the STEM workforce. This site contains Facts Sheets, Reports, and other Resources aimed at increasing the participation of underrepresented groups in STEM.

    Under the Microscope

    Stories for, by, and about women in science presented by The Feminist Press.

    We Use Math

    The most common question students ask math teachers at every level is “When will I use math?” WeUseMath.org is a non-profit website that helps to answer this question. This website describes the importance of mathematics and many rewarding career opportunities available to students who study mathematics.

    Women and Mathematics Information Server

    This is an activity of the Committee for the Participation of Women in the Mathematical Association of America. There are four sections on the site:
  • Women and Mathematics Network
  • Events of Interest
  • Links to Web Resources
  • Site Map
  • Women in STEM Resources

    This site is a repository of information for research articles, blogs and useful references for those interested in learning about the challenges facing women and minorities in science. It is hosted by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and created by Dr. Sarah Rugheimer, Astronomer and Astrobiologist who was a Simons Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of St. Andrews in 2016.

    Women of Mathematics Throughout Europe: A Gallery of Portraits

    The exhibition offers a glimpse into the world of mathematics through photographs by Noel Tovia Matoff and excerpts of interviews by Sylvie Paycha and Sara Azzali of thirteen women mathematicians throughout Europe. This website provides a platform for contact, exchange and mutual assistance.

    Women Mathematicians in the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine

    There are currently 4 living women among the 2000 current members of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine whose discipline is Mathematics; Marina Rather and Maryam Mirzakhani were elected but died in 2017.
  • Sun-Yung Alice Chang
  • Ingrid Daubechies
  • Dusa McDuff
  • Maryam Mirzakhani (deceased 7-14-2017)
  • Marina Ratner (deceased 7-7-2017)
  • Karen Uhlenbeck
  • The following women were elected to the National Academies in applied mathematical sciences.
  • Guinevere Kauffmann
  • Cathleen Morawetz (deceased 8-8-2017)
  • Nancy Reid
  • Elizabeth A. Thompson
  • Grace Wahba
  • Ruth J. Williams
  • Margaret H. Wright
  • Bin Yu
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    Quote for Today

    "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.