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  • AWM-Sadosky Research Prize in Analysis: Call for Nominations
    The Executive Committee of the Association for Women in Mathematics has established the AWM-Sadosky Prize in Analysis.  First presented in 2014, the prize will be awarded every other year.  The purpose of the award is to highlight exceptional research in analysis by a woman early in her career. The field will be broadly interpreted to include all areas of analysis.  Candidates should be women, based at US institutions who are within 10 years of receiving their PhD, or having not yet received tenure, at the nomination deadline.  For more information, please click here

     
    Posted Dec 20, 2016, 5:03 AM by Amanda Leibert
  • The AWM-Microsoft Research Prize: Call for Nominations
    The Executive Committee of the Association for Women in Mathematics has established the AWM-Microsoft Research Prize in Algebra and Number Theory. First presented in 2014, the prize will be awarded every other year. The purpose of the award is to highlight exceptional research in some area of algebra by a woman early in her career. The field will be broadly interpreted to include number theory, cryptography, combinatorics and other applications, as well as more traditional areas of algebra. Candidates should be women, based at US institutions who are within 10 years of receiving their PhD, or having not yet received tenure, at the nomination deadline. The AWM-Microsoft Research Prize serves to highlight to the community outstanding contributions by women in the field and to advance the careers of the prize recipients. The award is made possible by a generous contribution from Microsoft Research. For more information, please click here
    Posted Dec 20, 2016, 5:01 AM by Amanda Leibert
  • The Mathematics and Mathematicians Behind Hidden Figures

    The Association for Women in Mathematics is co-sponsoring a special panel presentation,  The Mathematics and Mathematicians Behind Hidden Figures, at the JMM, Wednesday January 4, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

    Hear first-hand from the author who uncovered the mathematical contributions of African-American women whose achievements launched them to the forefront of space flight.  Learn about their preparation, persistence in the face of social and political obstacles, and unconventional career paths that led to seminal contributions within the U.S. space program.

    Moderated by Tanya Moore, co-founder of the Infinite Possibilities Conference, the panel features:

    ·  Margo Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures

    ·  Christine Darden, leader of the Sonic Boom Team at NASA

    ·  Highlights of the mathematics of “computer” Dorothy Hoover from Ulrica Wilson, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Morehouse College

    Sponsored by: American Mathematical Society, Association for Women in Mathematics, Building Diversity in Science, Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education, National Association of Mathematicians 

    Posted Dec 15, 2016, 1:37 PM by Amanda Leibert
  • 2017 AWM Essay Contest

    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.

    Essay Submission deadline: January 31, 2017

    For more information, please click here.

    Posted Dec 6, 2016, 7:21 AM by AWM Web Editor
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