Research Collaboration Conferences for Women: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How?

AWM Panel at the 2016 JMM in Seattle, WA

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

2:15 – 3:40pm

Convention Center, Room 611


Research Collaboration Conferences for Women are a new model of working research conference designed to build networks of female researchers in different areas of mathematics. Several conferences have been held at math institutes over the past few years, each focused on building collaboration groups consisting of senior and junior women in a given area. These include: Women in Numbers (WIN) and the three follow-up conferences at Banff and Luminy; Algebraic Combinatorixx and Women in Topology (WIT) at Banff; Women in Shape (WiSh) at IPAM; and two Women in Applied Math conferences at IMA, Dynamical Systems with Applications to Biology and Medicine (WhAM!) and Numerical PDEs and Scientific Computer (WhAM2!). Each of these conferences has resulted in new, high-quality mathematics research as well as lasting collaborations among attendees. Hear from organizers and participants about why they attended a Research Collaboration Conference, what their experience was like, how these networks are spreading through other AWM events, and how you or your students can get involved.

Organizer and Moderator:

Michelle Manes (Associate Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa)


Maria Basterra (Professor, University of New Hampshire — WIT)

Susanne Brenner (Professor, Louisiana State University — WhAM2!)

Ellen Eischen (Assistant Professor, University of Oregon — WIN)

Kristin Lauter (Microsoft Research — WIN)

Kathryn Leonard (Associate Professor, CSU Channel Islands — WiSh)

Ami Radunskaya (Professor, Pomona College — WhAM!)