CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE INAUGURAL AWM DISSERTATION PRIZE
Deadline October 1, 2016
In January 2016 the Executive Committee of the Association for Women in Mathematics established the AWM Dissertation Prize, an annual award for up to three outstanding Ph.D. dissertations presented by female mathematical scientists and defended during the 24 months preceding the deliberations for the award. The Prizes will be given for those dissertations deemed most outstanding by the award committee. The award is intended to be based entirely on the dissertation itself, not on other work of the individual. Click here for more details.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Deadline Extension: November 15, 2016
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.
Open to: A woman,
recently promoted to associate professor or the equivalent
A $47,000 prize will be awarded to a woman, recently promoted to associate professor or the equivalent, for a semester of mathematical research without teaching obligations in the Mathematics Department of Cornell University. A supplement housing/subsistence stipend award of $3,000 will be provided. Office space, library access, and computing facilities will be provided by Cornell. The award is to be used during the 2017-2018 academic year. Please click here for more details.
Are you a cutting edge junior researcher
looking to further your career abroad? The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's
Sofia Kovalevskaja Award provides €1.65 million to support you and your team
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The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) will present the SEVENTH ANNUAL M. GWENETH HUMPHREYS AWARD to Helen Grundman at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta, GA in January 2017. Grundman is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Bryn Mawr College and inaugural Director of Education and Diversity at the American Mathematical Society. This award is named for M. Gweneth Humphreys (1911–2006). For the full press release, please click here.