Statement from AWM President, Ami Radunskaya, regarding Department of Education Secretary Betsy Devos’ draft proposal overhauling existing regulations governing Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education:

In keeping with the mission of the AWM to support women and girls in mathematics, we are very concerned that existing protections for victims of sexual assault may be threatened by new policies. We encourage the Department of Education to enact policies that protect against sexual harassment on college campuses and all schools under their jurisdiction, and to support the recovery of survivors. We ask the Department of Education to ensure that survivors' protections and rights are not diminished. We believe that schools must be held to clear and high standards for promoting safe learning environments, should strive to make campuses free of sexual harassment in any form, and should have clear, consistent, and robust procedures for handling complaints. The AWM will continue to advocate for gender equity in all aspects of education; we cannot go backwards.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  • Deep Concern about the Location of ICM2022
    AWM President Ami Radunskaya sent a letter to the ICM Organizing Committee, asking them to rethink their choice of St Petersburg, Russia, an unsafe location for the LGBTQ community.
    Posted Nov 14, 2018, 8:15 AM by AWM Web Editor
  • AWM Concern for Transgender Civil Rights Protections

    Recent news articles describe proposals by the current administration to narrow the definition of gender so that it is determined completely by biological characteristics at the time of birth.  Such a move would deny recognition to transgender people and impact their protection and rights under Title IX and other federal laws.   While we do not know what course of action the federal government will ultimately pursue, we recognize that this administration has a clear and persistent record of revoking the hard-won rights of transgender people and the LGBTQ community in general. The AWM stands by our commitment to provide an inclusive, supportive community for all self-identified cis or transgender women, and, more generally, for non-binary or gender non-conforming individuals.

    Posted Oct 30, 2018, 7:36 AM by AWM Web Editor
  • The AWM Congratulates Nobel Laureates Strickland and Arnold

    The AWM congratulates two inspirational women for their outstanding achievements which were recognized by the 2018 Nobel Committee. Donna Strickland was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for her work in generating high-intensity, ultra-short, optical pulses. Strickland, who is the third woman to win the Nobel Prize in physics, won the award jointly with Gérard Mourou. Additionally, Frances Arnold became the fifth woman to win the Nobel Prize in chemistry for her work on the directed evolution of enzymes.

     

    We are excited and proud as fellow women in STEM to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of these two women, along with the dedication required to pursue their scholarship.

    Posted Oct 31, 2018, 6:17 AM by AWM Web Editor
  • 2018 November-December Newsletter
    The 2018 November-December Newsletter issue is now available. As the newsletter is open access, you do not need a password to access it. If you are having issues viewing the newsletter on a Mac, we recommend that you use Adobe Acrobat to view the file.
    Posted Oct 22, 2018, 11:10 AM by AWM Web Editor
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