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Ebru Toprak and Jiuya Wang Win 2019 AWM Dissertation Prize

posted Dec 7, 2018, 6:09 AM by AWM Web Editor

We are delighted to announce that Ebru Toprak and Jiuya Wang are winners of the 2019 AWM Dissertation Prize. The awards will be presented at the AWM Awards Reception during the 2019 Joint Mathematics Meetings. Please view the press release.

Professor Betül Tanbay

posted Nov 19, 2018, 8:32 AM by AWM Web Editor   [ updated Nov 20, 2018, 12:38 PM ]

The Association for Women in Mathematics joins the European Mathematical Society and other organizations in their protest of the detention of Professor Betül Tanbay on November 16, 2018. 

According to the New York Times, Professor Tanbay was being questioned over links to the Anatolia Culture Association.  Pofessor Tanbay was released from custody on November 17, but the AWM remains concerned for her safety. 

Professor Tanbay is a mathematician of international repute. A prominent member of the European Mathematical Society, she is due to assume the role of Vice President in January, 2019.  The EMS describes Professor Tanbay as "a talented scientist and teacher, a former President of the Turkish Mathematical Society, an open-minded citizen … it is preposterous to suggest that she could be involved in violent or criminal activities."  

We are appalled at this treatment of Professor Tanbay and join her colleagues in demanding that she - and others in her position -  be treated with decency and fairness. We unequivocally stand in solidarity with her and appeal to those in power to ensure her safety.

Deep Concern about the Location of ICM2022

posted Nov 14, 2018, 8:15 AM by AWM Web Editor

AWM President Ami Radunskaya sent a letter to the ICM Organizing Committee, asking them to rethink their choice of St Petersburg, Russia, an unsafe location for the LGBTQ community.

AWM Concern for Transgender Civil Rights Protections

posted Oct 30, 2018, 7:36 AM by AWM Web Editor

Recent news articles describe proposals by the current administration to narrow the definition of gender so that it is determined completely by biological characteristics at the time of birth.  Such a move would deny recognition to transgender people and impact their protection and rights under Title IX and other federal laws.   While we do not know what course of action the federal government will ultimately pursue, we recognize that this administration has a clear and persistent record of revoking the hard-won rights of transgender people and the LGBTQ community in general. The AWM stands by our commitment to provide an inclusive, supportive community for all self-identified cis or transgender women, and, more generally, for non-binary or gender non-conforming individuals.

The AWM Congratulates Nobel Laureates Strickland and Arnold

posted Oct 23, 2018, 5:27 AM by AWM Web Editor   [ updated Oct 31, 2018, 6:17 AM ]

The AWM congratulates two inspirational women for their outstanding achievements which were recognized by the 2018 Nobel Committee. Donna Strickland was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for her work in generating high-intensity, ultra-short, optical pulses. Strickland, who is the third woman to win the Nobel Prize in physics, won the award jointly with Gérard Mourou. Additionally, Frances Arnold became the fifth woman to win the Nobel Prize in chemistry for her work on the directed evolution of enzymes.

 

We are excited and proud as fellow women in STEM to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of these two women, along with the dedication required to pursue their scholarship.

2018 November-December Newsletter

posted Oct 22, 2018, 10:39 AM by AWM Web Editor   [ updated Oct 22, 2018, 11:10 AM ]

The 2018 November-December Newsletter issue is now available. As the newsletter is open access, you do not need a password to access it. If you are having issues viewing the newsletter on a Mac, we recommend that you use Adobe Acrobat to view the file.

2019 Louise Hay Award for Contribution to Mathematics Education

posted Oct 12, 2018, 8:23 AM by AWM Web Editor

We are delighted to announce that Jacqueline Dewar is the winner of the 2019 Louise Hay Award. The award will be presented during the Joint Prize Session during the 2019 Joint Mathematics Meeting. Please view the press release.

2019 M. Gweneth Humphreys Award Winner

posted Oct 12, 2018, 8:12 AM by AWM Web Editor

We are delighted to announce that Suzanne Weekes is the winner of the 2019 M. Gweneth Humphreys Award. The award will be presented at the Joint Prize Session during the 2019 Joint Mathematics Meetings. Please view the press release.

2018 Student Chapter Awards

posted Oct 5, 2018, 7:16 AM by AWM Web Editor   [ updated Oct 12, 2018, 8:13 AM ]

AWM sponsored its annual Student Chapter Awards. Awards were given in four categories: scientific excellence, professional development, fundraising/sustainability and community outreach. We thank all who participated in this year’s competition for the attention to their proposals and congratulate them on the strength of the activities they are pursuing to create a productive environments for women in mathematics. The four chapter winners were recognized at MathFest, August 1-4 in Denver, Colorado

September - October 2018 Newsletter

posted Sep 5, 2018, 5:09 AM by AWM Web Editor

The September - October 2018 Newsletter issue is now available. As the newsletter is open access, you do not need a password to access it. If you are having issues viewing the newsletter on a Mac, we recommend that you use Adobe Acrobat to view the file.

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