AWM Activities at MathFest
AWM-MAA Falconer Lecture
The Association for Women in Mathematics and the Mathematical Association of America annually present the Etta Z. Falconer Lecture to honor women who have made distinguished contributions to the mathematical sciences or mathematics education. These one-hour expository lectures are presented at MathFest each summer. While the lectures began with MathFest 1996, the title "Etta Z. Falconer Lecture" was established in 2004 in memory of Falconer's profound vision and accomplishments in enhancing the movement of minorities and women into scientific careers.
Patricia Kenschaft will deliver the 2013 Falconer Lecture
These panel discussions have included topics such as “Parenthood on the Tenure Track”, “Moving up the Career Ladder in the Academia”, “The Single Mathematician” and “Family Matters”.
2013 Panel: Successful Career Transitions
Organizers: Jacqueline Jensen, Magnhild Lien, Maura Mast
· Lynette Boos, Providence College
· Eileen Lee, Math for America
· Connie Leidy, Wesleyan University
· Karen Ricciardi, University of Massachusetts Boston
· Milena Tzigantcheva, State Street Corporation, Boston
The journey from undergraduate student to graduate student to a career in mathematics involves the navigation of several crucial transition points. This panel will address the common transitions that may be encountered, including the transition from graduate work to a postdoctoral position; the transition from postdoctoral work to employment in academia, government, or industry; and transition between different types of positions (academic to industry, etc.). Panelists will discuss their experiences and the successful strategies that they used in their transitions, such as finding mentors and role models, negotiating for resources, and understanding key aspects of the job market and culture.