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Title: Support for Recognition of Women and for Activities for Women in Mathematical Sciences at National Meetings

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) seeks to advance the rates of participation by women in events at national mathematical sciences conference primarily in the U.S. The grant was funded from 8/1/2007 through 3/31/2015. The first component is the lecture series (Noether, Kovalevsky and Falconer Lectures) named after celebrated mathematicians, and featuring prominent women mathematicians, with the result that men, as well as women, will learn about the achievements of women in the mathematical sciences. 22 women mathematicians gave lectures at the annual JMM, SIAM Annual Meetings, and the MAA MathFest. The second component is AWM’s “Workshops for Women Graduate Students and Recent PhDs,” which select junior women to give research talks and research poster presentations at the SIAM Annual Meeting. The workshop activities allow wider recruitment of participants and increased attention to mentoring. 122 women gave mathematics research presentations. The third component is the AWM’s 40th Anniversary Research Symposium, 2011. 300 women and men attended the two-day symposium with 135 women presenting mathematics research. These activities have succeeded in increasing the number of women speakers and presenters at meetings and have brought more women attendees to the meetings.
  1. Association for Women in Mathematics, Fairfax, VA (United States)
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Association for Women in Mathematics, Fairfax, VA (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC)
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United States
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING Association for Women in Mathematics; Women mathematicians; Noether Lecture; Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture; Falconer Lecture