ESSAY CONTEST: BIOGRAPHIES OF CONTEMPORARY WOMEN IN MATHEMATICS
Open to: Students Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Undergraduates
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.
The essays will be based primarily on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical sciences career. This contest is open to students in the following categories: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, and College Undergraduate. At least one winning submission will be chosen from each category. Winners will receive a prize, and their essays will be published online at the AWM web site. Additionally, a grand prize winner will have his or her submission published in the AWM Newsletter.
The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) invites early-career women to give a poster presentation at AWM Research Symposium 2017 at the University of California, Los Angeles April 8-9, 2017. This meeting will also feature 4 plenary talks, 19 special sessions on a wide range of topics in pure and applied mathematics, math history and math education, a Wikipedia edit-a-thon, a banquet, and opportunities for discussion and networking. For more information, please click here.
Dana Mendelson, Emily Sergel and Yunqing Tang will be
presented with the inaugural AWM Dissertation Prize at the AWM Reception and
Awards Presentation at the 2017 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta, GA. For more details, please click here.
The AWM Workshop talks will focus on Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing. Participants will be selected in advance of the workshop to present their work. Graduate students will present posters. Poster presenters will be chosen from all areas of research. AWM, through a grant from NSF, will offer partial support for travel and hotel accommodations for the selected graduate students. The workshop will also include an informational minisymposium directed at starting a career, a mentoring session and a luncheon. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to meet with other women mathematicians at all stages of their careers. Click here for more details.