Association for Women in Mathematics Events

Business Meeting: Wednesday, 3:45–4:15 pm. Chair, Kathryn Leonard, AWM President.

AWM Panel: Non-Traditional Careers in Mathematics, organized by Alice Mark, Vanderbilt University and sarah-marie belcastro, MathILy; Wednesday, 2:15–3:40 pm.. This will be a panel discussion about academic careers that fall outside of the traditional tenure-track. Many mathematicians find that traditional tenure-track jobs don't align with their career or personal goals. Non-tenure-track jobs vary widely across colleges and universities. We'll talk about navigating a non-tenure-track job search, the niche that these jobs can fill within a department, and the career goals of individuals who sought out these sorts of positions. Panel Moderator is Alice Mark, Vanderbilt University. Panelists are Kelly MacArthur, University of Utah, Lynne Yengulalp, Wake Forest University, sarah-marie belcastro, MathILy, and Alyson Deines, Center for Computational Research.

AWM Panel: AWM 101: What You Need to Know about Women in Math, organized by Rhonda Olson, Arizona State University; Thursday, 8:00–9:30 am. Why does the Association for Women in Mathematics exist? And why would anyone who isn't a woman join or support the organization? Did you know that women make up only 19% of full-time faculty in doctoral math departments? And when you restrict to tenured faculty at the top 50 research institutions, this number falls to only 12%. Come and learn more about what the journey looks like to seek that coveted faculty position. This panel is particularly geared to people who have not attended AWM meetings and don’t know much about the organization, especially those who are cisgender men. Find out concrete ways that you can become an ally and support women in mathematics. Panelists will be Juliette Bruce, University of California, Berkeley, Raegan Higgins, Texas Tech University, Ami Radunskaya, Pomona College, and Hortensia Soto, Colorado State University. Moderator for this panel will be Rhonda Olson, Arizona State University.

The AWM-AMS Noether Lecture will be delivered on Thursday at 10:05 am by Marianna Csörnyei, University of Chicago, on The Kakeya needle problem for rectifiable sets.

AWM Workshop Poster Presentations and Reception, Friday, 4:00–5:30 pm. AWM will conduct its workshop poster presentations by women graduate students. This session is open to all JMM attendees. Organizers for these presentations are Irina Mitrea, Temple University, Julie Rana, Lawrence University, Radmila Sazdanovic, North Carolina State University, Janet Striuli, Fairfield University, and Isabel Vogt, University of Washington. The Poster Judging Coordinator is Matthew Krauel, California State University, Sacramento. AWM seeks volunteers to serve as mentors for workshop participants. If you are interested, please contact the AWM office at

AWM Reception and Awards Presentation, Friday, 5:00-6:30 pm. The AWM Reception is open to all JMM participants and will begin at 5:00 pm, during the Poster presentations. At 6:00 pm, The AWM President will recognize all of the honorees of the AWM Alice T. Schafer Prize for Excellence in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Woman, the recipients of the AWM Dissertation Prize, the AWM Service Awards, and the AWM Fellows. Please see the listing in Social Events.

AWM Workshop: Women in Algebraic Geometry (WiAG), organized by Julie Rana, Lawrence University and Isabel Vogt, University of Washington; Saturday, 8:00 am–12:00 pm and 1:00–5:00 pm. In 2022, the AWM Workshop will be hosted by the Research Network Women in Algebraic Geometry (WiAG). This workshop will showcase the research of women and non-binary mathematicians working in algebraic geometry and related fields. In particular, this special session will feature several talks reporting on the results of collaborations formed at the WiAG conference held at ICERM in the summer of 2020. A Poster Session for graduate students and recent PhDs will be held in conjunction with the workshop on Friday. Updated information about the workshop is available here.

AWM also has a number of AWM Special Sessions. A full list of these sessions can be found in AWM Special Sessions.

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