AWM Research Symposium 2019

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The 2019 AWM Research Symposium will be held at Rice University April 6-7, 2019.  With over 300 attendees, the symposium will showcase research from women across the mathematical sciences working in academia, government and industry, as well as feature women across the career spectrum: undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and professionals!

Conference Program. The conference will feature

  • Plenary talks for a general audience
  • Special sessions on a broad range of research in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and mathematics education
  • A poster session for graduate students and recent PhDs
  • A Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
  • A Career Panel, featuring women in Industry
  • Exhibitors from across academia, government and industry.
  • And plenty of informal opportunities to grow your network!

A tentative Schedule of Events is available here.

Registration. Online Registration is now available through March 1, 2019.

AWM Research Symposium Poster Session

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) invites graduate students and recent PhD recipients to give a poster presentation at the 2019 AWM Research Symposium at Rice University in Houston, Texas on April 6-7, 2019. This meeting will also feature 3 plenary talks, 31 special sessions on a wide range of topics in the mathematical sciences, a banquet, and opportunities for discussion and networking.

Open to: Graduate students and recent PhD recipients in the mathematical sciences 

Application deadline: January 31, 2019    

Applications should be submitted at


Funding: AWM is able to offer partial support for graduate students who present posters.

Eligibility: Applications are welcome from women who have received their PhDs within approximately the last five years and from graduate students who have made substantial progress on their doctoral thesis.


All applications should include:


  • Cover letter

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Title and abstract (no more than 1 or 2 paragraphs)

  • a *brief* letter of recommendation from a faculty member or research mathematician who knows the applicant’s research. In particular, a graduate student should have a letter of recommendation from her thesis advisor.


Late applications and/or recommendation letters cannot be accepted. Decisions on applications are expected to be made by February 15, 2019.

Plenary Speakers

  • Sue Brenner, Louisiana State University
  • Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research
  • Chelsea Walton, University of Illinois

Special Sessions

  • Combinatorial Algebra (Christine Berkesch and Laura Felicia Matusevich)
  • Math on the EDGE (Sarah Chehade)
  • Current Challenges in Mathematical Biology (Renee Dale)
  • Recent Developments in the analysis of obstacle problems associated to nonlocal operators (Donatella Danielli and Camelia Pop)
  • Braid Groups and Quantum Computing (Colleen Delaney, Jennifer Vasquez and Helen Wong)
  • Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis (Julia Dobrosotskaya and Xuemei Chen)
  • Combinatorial Commutative Algebra (Sara Faridi and Susan Morey)
  • Origami, Belyi Maps, and Dessins D'Enfants (Rachel Davis and Edray Goins)
  • Multiphysics and Multiscale problems (Yue Yu and Xingjie Li)
  • Analysis and Numerical Methods for Kinetic Transport and Related Models (Liu Liu)
  • New Advances in sympletic and contact topology (Jo Nelson and Morgan Weiler)
  • On Advances and New Techniques of Fluid Dynamics and Dispersive Equations (Betul Orcan Ekmekci)
  • Women in Data Science (Jing Qin and Yifei Lou)
  • Topology of 3- and 4-Manifolds (Allison N. Miller and Arunima Ray)
  • Graph Theory (Carolyn Reinhart and Kate Lorenzo)
  • Education Partnerships: University Mathematics Faculty and K-12 Mathematics Teachers (Evan Rushton)
  • New Developments in Algebraic Biology (Anne Shiu and Brandilyn Stigler)
  • Commutative Algebra (Sandra Spiroff and Adela Vraciu)
  • Control Problems in PDE-modeled Systems (Shu-Xia Tang)

Invited Sessions by Research Networks supported by the AWM ADVANCE Grant

  • WIN: Women in Numbers (Michelle Manes, Ila Varma)
  • WinCompTop Women in Computational Topology: Trends in Computational Topology (Erin Chambers, Brittany Terese Fasy, and Elizabeth Munch)
  • WIMB Women in Math Biology: Advances in Mathematical Biology (Angela Peace and Wenjing Zhang)
  • ACxx Women in Algebraic Combinatorics: Enumerative and Algebraic Combinatorics (Elizabeth Niese and Elizabeth Drellich)
  • WINASC Women in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing: Recent advances in numerical methods and its applications (Bo Dong and Adrianna Gillman)
  • WINART Women in Noncommutative Algebra and Representation Theory: Homological Methods in Noncommutative Algebra and Representation Theory (Van C. Nguyen, Julia Plavnik, and Sarah Witherspoon )
  • WiSh: Women in Shape Modeling (Kathryn Leonard and Terry Knight)
  • WIT Women in Topology: Topics in Homotopy Theory (Sarah Yeakel and Martina Rovelli)
  • WIC Women in Control: Control in Infinite Dimensional Systems (Lorena Bociu and Irena Lasiecka)
  • WIMM: Women in Math Materials (Malena Espanol and Hala AH Shehadeh)
  • WISDM Women in the Science of Data and Mathematics: Data Science Theory and Practice (Linda Ness and Carlotta Domeniconi)
  • WIG: Work from Women in Geometry (Liz Stanhope and Chikako Mese)

Hotel Information

Plan your stay during the AWM Research Symposium. 

Local Transportation

Most of the main hotels will provide free shuttles to Rice University. Please check with the hotel when reserving your room.