AWM Activities at SIAM Annual Meeting

AWM Workshop at the 2019 SIAM Conference on CSE

Application deadline for graduate students: July 20, 2018

For many years, the Association for Women in Mathematics has held a series of workshops for women
graduate students and recent PhDs in conjunction with major mathematics meetings. New in 2016 and
going forward is that the workshop talks are supported by the AWM ADVANCE grant. The AWM Workshops
serve as follow-up workshops to Research Collaboration Conferences for Women, featuring both junior
and senior women speakers from one of the Research Networks supported by the ADVANCE grant.

WHEN: An AWM Workshop is scheduled to be held in conjunction with the SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE), February 25 - March 1, 2019 in Spokane, Washington.

FORMAT: The workshop will consist of two research minisymposia focused on Data Science and Mathematics organized by Deanna Needell and Giseon Heo, a Poster Session and an informational minisymposium directed at starting a career. Selected junior and senior women from the Research Collaboration Conference for Women (RCCW) WISDM will be invited to give 20-minutes talks in the two research minisymposia. The speakers will be supported by the National Science Foundation AWM ADVANCE grant: Career Advancement for Women Through Research Focused Networks. The Poster Session will be open to all areas of research; graduate students working in areas related to data science are especially encouraged to apply. The graduate students will be selected through an application process to present posters at the Workshop Poster Session run in conjunction with the SIAM Poster Session. Pending funding, AWM will offer partial support for travel and hotel accommodations for the selected graduate students. Th workshop will include a luncheon and mentoring session where workshop participants will have the opportunity to meet with other women mathematicians at all stages of their careers. In particular graduate students working in areas related to data science and mathematics will have the opportunity to connect with the Women in the Science of Data and Mathematics (WISDM) Research Network. All mathematicians (female and male) are invited to attend the talks, career panel and poster presentations. Departments are urged to help graduate students and junior faculty who are not selected for the workshop to obtain institutional support to attend the presentations.

MENTORS: We also seek volunteers to act as mentors for workshop participants, in particular the graduate students. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the AWM office at

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for selection and funding, a graduate student must have made substantial progress towards her thesis. Women with grants or other sources of support are welcome to apply. All non-US citizens must have a current US address.

Application Information:

Applications are now being accepted on

All applications should include:
• a title of the proposed poster
• an abstract (75 words or less) of the proposed poster
• a curriculum vitae
• a letter of recommendation from her thesis advisor.

The deadline has passed.

The 2018 SIAM Workshop took place July 9-10, 2018. Information about the 2018 SIAM Workshop follows:

In 2018, the workshop, supported by the NSF and the AWM ADVANCE grant, will consist of two research minisymposia focused on Shape Analysis and Modeling, organized by Megan Owen, Cindy Grimm, a Poster Session for graduate students and an informational mini-symposium directed at starting a career.  Selected junior and senior women from the Research Collaboration Conference for Women (RCCW): Women in Shape-2: Modeling Boundaries of Objects in 2- and 3-Dimensions, will be invited to give 20-minutes talks in the two research mini-symoposia. 

As part of the workshop 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.

AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture

AWM and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) established the annual Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture to highlight significant contributions of women to applied or computational mathematics. The first lecture took place in 2003 and has since been given each year at the SIAM Annual Meeting.     

Eva Tardos will deliver the 2018 Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture

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