AWM Reaffirms its Commitment to a Welcoming, Inclusive Environment

It is the policy of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) that all participants in AWM activities will enjoy a welcoming environment that is free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. As a professional organization, the AWM is committed to fostering an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of scientific ideas. In pursuit of that ideal, the AWM is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and treatment for all AWM members and participants in AWM-sponsored events, regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, sexual orientation, immigration status, disabilities, veteran status, or any other reason not related to scientific merit.

Mathematics in the U.S.A. has in large part flourished because of numerous contacts and collaborations with colleagues around the world. AWM members at all levels of their careers have benefited greatly from these interactions, both here in the U.S. as well as in other countries. Many of our most inspirational mathematicians have immigrated to the U.S. and made this country their home. A testament to the success of the welcoming research environment of U.S. mathematics are the accomplishments of Fields medalist Maryam Mirzakhani, who was born and raised in Iran, earned her Ph.D in the U.S. and is currently a professor at Stanford.

The AWM is committed to sustaining an international mathematical environment and we affirm the importance of policies that ensure open scientific borders. We encourage our community to give our international students and colleagues our fullest support, and we oppose policies that hinder the free flow of ideas by imposing travel bans and suspending visas based on discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

Ami Radunskaya, AWM President
Kristin Lauter, AWM Past President
February 2017



  • AWM Student Chapter Formation
    Calling all undergrads and faculty advisors! Does your department have (or want!) a Math Club or student chapter of the AWM, MAA, PME, or SIAM?   Then join us for the "Math Potluck: A Student Swap Session" to be held on Saturday, July 29 at MathFest in Chicago!

    Description: This session will provide a forum for sharing your favorite or most successful student activity. The presenter(s) will provide a "how-to" for a single math event that a math club or student chapter has held. Together, we will build a toolbox of successful activities to take back to each of our campuses! Following the morning presentations, a free lunch will be held for all presenters and attendees of this session to promote continued discussion and collaboration amongst participants. Please indicate in your abstract submission whether your group is a Math Club or student chapter of AWM, MAA, PME, or SIAM.  This session is jointly sponsored by the AWM, MAA, PME, and SIAM
    Posted Mar 24, 2017, 11:04 AM by AWM Web Editor
  • Announcing the winners of the 2017 essay contest!
    Please click here for the winners of the 2017 AWM and Math for America Essay Contest! 


    To increase awareness of women's ongoing contributions to the mathematical sciences, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and Math for America are co-sponsoring an essay contest for biographies of contemporary women mathematicians and statisticians in academic, industrial, and government careers. 

    For more information about the contest, please click here.
    Posted Mar 16, 2017, 12:52 PM by AWM Web Editor
    Awarded to: AWM Student Chapters 
    Nomination deadline: April 15

    The Executive Committee of the Association for Women in Mathematics has established the Student Chapter Awards, to be awarded annually, every summer, at MAA MathFest .The purpose of these awards are to recognize outstanding achievements in chapter activities among the AWM student chapters. Awards will be given out in four categories: (1) scientific excellence, (2) outreach, (3) professional development, and (4) funding/sustainability. For more information, please click here
    Posted Mar 2, 2017, 4:48 AM by AWM Web Editor
  • Hidden Figures
    Hidden Figures, the recent moving about Katherine Johnson,  was up for three Oscars at this year’s ceremony: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress for Spencer.   For more information about the nomination and photos of the real Katherine Johnson participating in the ceremony see:

    Posted Feb 27, 2017, 12:27 PM by AWM Web Editor
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