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AWM-Joan & Joseph Birman Research Prize in Topology and Geometry - Call for Nominations

posted Jan 9, 2018, 8:10 AM by AWM Web Editor   [ updated Jan 9, 2018, 8:10 AM ]

The Executive Committee of the Association for Women in Mathematics has established the AWM-Birman Research Prize in Topology and Geometry. This prize is awarded every other year. The purpose of the award is to highlight exceptional research in topology/geometry by a woman early in her career. The field will be broadly interpreted to include topology, geometry, geometric group theory and related areas. 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-Joan & Joseph Birman Research Prize in Topology and Geometry 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 Joan Birman whose work has been in low dimensional topology and her husband Joseph who is a theoretical physicist whose specialty is applications of group theory to solid state physics. 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The AWM-Joan & Joseph Birman Research Prize in Topology and Geometry will be presented at the AWM Reception at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, MD in 2019.

Nomination materials for this award should be submitted online at https://www.mathprograms.org/db/programs/647

The nomination should include:

  • A one to three-page letter of nomination highlighting the exceptional contributions of the candidate;
  • A curriculum vitae of the candidate not to exceed three pages and;
  • Three letters supporting the nomination (submitted independently).

Review of candidates will begin in mid-February. For full consideration, nominations should be submitted by February 15, 2018.  

Tribute to Magnhild Lien, AWM Executive Director, January 2012-January 2018

posted Dec 12, 2017, 2:29 PM by AWM Web Editor

After 6 years as Executive Director of the Association for Women in Mathematics, Magnhild Lien is retiring in January 2018. The Executive Director is a key leadership position for the organization, working closely with the President and Executive Committee to oversee all aspects of its programs and mission. As Executive Director (ED), Magnhild launched important new initiatives for AWM, such as the Annual Giving Campaign, the Finance Committee to manage investments, and the Fund Development Committee to raise money; structured the AWM Advisory Board; restructured our Portfolios; updated our Handbook and Bylaws; and provided guidance to volunteers for successful leadership of committees. For more details click here.

Jessica Fintzen, Maja Tasković and Xiaochuan Tian to receive the second annual Association for Women in Mathematics Dissertation Prize

posted Dec 5, 2017, 2:21 PM by AWM Web Editor

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 award
is intended to be based entirely on the dissertation itself, not on other work of the individual.  For more details click here.

The Association for Women in Mathematics Expands the Inaugural Class of the AWMFellows Program

posted Nov 22, 2017, 11:31 AM by AWM Web Editor

As previously announced, the Executive Committee of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) has established the AWM Fellows Program to recognize individuals who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to the support and advancement of women in the mathematical sciences, consistent with the AWM mission. Upon continued reflection, we realize that our original selection criteria perpetuated historical inequities, particularly racial inequities, and we deeply regret this.  For more details click here.

The AWM hires new Executive Director, Dr. Karoline Pershell

posted Nov 17, 2017, 3:05 PM by AWM Web Editor   [ updated Nov 17, 2017, 3:06 PM ]

The Association for Women in Mathematics named Dr. Karoline Pershell as its new Executive Director, effective January 15, 2018. Dr. Pershell is excited about this role and is “passionate about strengthening the voice of women across the spectrum of STEM fields and providing new ways for their voices to be heard.” She is “honored to be able to extend Dr. Magnhild Lien’s legacy, and look[s] forward to continuing the great work that AWM has been doing while creating new ways to grow our organization and strengthen the impact of our members on their respective professions.” Karoline’s work will include supporting the work of the AWM Executive Committee, and strengthening and supporting the non-board volunteer corps for the AWM. She will represent the AWM at national meetings, and will be involved with all AWM activities
at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, the SIAM Annual Meeting, and MathFest.  Click here for more details.

Grad Student Poster Presentation 2018 SIAM: 11/15/17 Application Deadline.

posted Oct 25, 2017, 7:52 AM by AWM Web Editor

SIAM 2018
Portland, OR,  July 9 - 13, 2018
Deadline for Applications is November 15, 2017

Topic: The talks will focus on Shape Analysis and Modeling and the Poster Session will be open to all fields.
When: The next AWM Workshop to be held in conjunction with the SIAM Annual Meeting will be in Portland, OR, July 09 - 13, 2018.

Format: The AWM Workshop talks will focus on Shape Analysis and Modeling. 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. 

Eligibility: To be eligible for selection and funding, a graduate student must have made substantial progress towards her thesis. Women with grants or other sources of support are welcome to apply. All non-US citizens must have a current US address.

All applications should include a cover letter; a title and abstract of the proposed poster; research statement; curriculum vitae; one letter of recommendation from your thesis advisor. 

Application Materials Required: 
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement (maximum 2 pages)
  • Title and Abstract (abstract length is a maximum of 75 words)
  • Reference Letter (to be submitted by the reference writer via MathPrograms.org).
Application Submission Link - https://www.mathprograms.org/db/programs/602SIAM Workshop Application Deadline: 11:59 pm, Eastern time, November 15, 2017.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018 - 2019 MICHLER PRIZE - DEADLINE EXTENDED THROUGH NOVEMBER 15th!

posted Oct 4, 2017, 1:59 PM by AWM Web Editor   [ updated Oct 4, 2017, 2:00 PM ]

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018 - 2019 MICHLER PRIZE

Open to: A woman, recently promoted to associate professor or the equivalent.
Application deadline: November 15, 2017

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 2018-2019 academic year.  Click here for more details.

Inaugural Class of AWM Fellows

posted Oct 2, 2017, 9:33 AM by AWM Web Editor   [ updated Dec 1, 2017, 8:24 AM ]

We are very pleased to announce an expanded class of inaugural AWM Fellows. We enthusiastically celebrate the entire inaugural Fellows class, a group of mathematicians who have shown an unwavering commitment to promoting and supporting women in mathematics. While this list of Fellows includes only a small number of deserving individuals, we hope that the mathematical community will nominate worthy candidates in the coming years, so that we can recognize the amazing contributions of so many people on behalf of the advancement of women and girls in the field of mathematics.

Erica Flapan honored with Humphreys Award

posted Sep 29, 2017, 2:25 PM by AWM Web Editor

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) will present the EIGHTH ANNUAL M. GWENETH HUMPHREYS AWARD to Erica Flapan, Lingurn H. Burkhead Professor of Mathematics at Pomona College at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, CA in January 2018. This award is named for M. Gweneth Humphreys (1911–2006). Professor Humphreys graduated with honors in mathematics from the University of British Columbia in 1932, earning the prestigious Governor General's Gold Medal at graduation. After receiving her master's degree from Smith College in 1933, Humphreys earned her PhD at age 23 from the University of Chicago in 1935. She taught mathematics to women for her entire career, first at Mount St. Scholastica College, then for several years at Sophie Newcomb College, and finally for over thirty years at Randolph-Macon Woman's College. This award, funded by contributions from her former students and colleagues at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, recognizes her commitment to and her profound influence on undergraduate students of mathematics.  Click here for more details.

Kristin Umland honored with Hay Award

posted Sep 29, 2017, 2:19 PM by AWM Web Editor   [ updated Sep 29, 2017, 2:20 PM ]

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) will present the TWENTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL LOUISE HAY AWARD to Kristin Umland, Vice President for Content Development at Illustrative Mathematics, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, CA in January 2018.  Established in 1991, the Hay Award recognizes outstanding achievements in any area of mathematics education.  Louise Hay was widely recognized for her contributions to mathematical logic, for her strong leadership as Head of the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, for her devotion to students, and for her lifelong commitment to nurturing the talent of young women and men. The annual presentation of this award is intended to highlight the importance of mathematics education and to evoke the memory of all that Hay exemplified as a teacher, scholar, administrator, and human being.  Click here for more details.

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