AWM Activities at the Joint Mathematics Meetings


AWM at JMM 2016 - For full itinerary, see the Printable Schedule

AWM Noether Lecture

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) annually presents the Noether Lecture to honor women who have made fundamental and sustained contributions to the mathematical sciences. Emmy Noether was one of the great mathematicians of her time, someone who worked and struggled for what she loved and believed in. Her life and work remain a tremendous inspiration. 

Karen E. Smith will give the 2016 AWM-AMS Noether Lecture

Thursday, January 7, 10:05 - 10:55 am, Ballroom 6BC, Convention Center


AWM Business Meeting is open to the public and is generally scheduled on the first day of JMM

AWM Panel AWM typically sponsors a panel discussion on topics of current interests to its members.  For information about the 2016 panel, Research Collaboration Conferences for Women: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How? click here  For more information about past panels select from the list below: 

AWM Workshop for graduate students and women who have received the Ph.D. within the last five years.  

The workshop features short talks by recent PhDs and a poster session by graduate students.  The research area for the talks will be focused, and the research theme will change from year to year.  Poster presenters will be chosen from all fields of mathematics.   A cohort of recent PhDs will join senior women for a day long series of talks in a JMM special session format.  Graduate students will present posters during the AWM Workshop Reception held the evening before the workshop talks.    

As part of the AWM 2016 Joint Meetings Workshop in Seattle in January 2016, there will be a Poster Presentation and Competition. A team of judges will select the top poster. The winner will be offered a prize of a visit to a North American Mathematical Sciences Institute event with basic expenses paid. The prize visit will  normally occur within a year of the date of the poster competition unless there are unusual circumstances. The Mathematical Sciences Institutes with the help of Dr. Leslie Hogben, AIM, and Dr. Ulrica Wilson, ICERM, Co-Chairs of the Mathematical Sciences Institute Diversity Committee  will work with the recipient of the top poster award to find the best opportunity available for that poster presenter.

JMM Workshop

AWM Reception and Awards Presentation – open to all JMM conference participants and held immediately after the Gibbs Lecture the first day of the meetings.  The reception is a social event offering an opportunity for AWM to share announcements of interest to the mathematical community, highlight women mathematicians accomplishments and networking.  AWM provides food and a cash bar.  In 2016 we will present the winners of the Sadosky and the Microsoft Research Prizes, the AWM Service Award, and the Alice T. Schafer Prize.