Association for LGBTQ+ Mathematicians (Spectra)

Special Session


Spectra Lavender Lecture, Julie Blackwood, Williams College, The Role of Spatial Interactions in Managing Ecological Systems: Insights from Mathematical Models; Thursday, 8:30 a.m. The Spectra Lavender Lecture honors LGBTQ+ mathematicians who have made significant contributions to the mathematical sciences, mathematical education, or the mathematical community at large.


Spectra Workshop: Creating an Inclusive Undergraduate Mathematics Curriculum, organized by Devavrat Dabke, Princeton University; Thursday, 1:00–5:00 p.m. This workshop is designed to address the challenges and opportunities in updating undergraduate math curricula to better support students. As higher education institutions and funding organizations prioritize the recruitment and retention of underrepresented and marginalized students in STEM fields, it is essential for faculty members to be equipped with the knowledge and tools to create inclusive learning environments.

Business Meeting

Spectra Business Meeting, organized by Devavrat Dabke, Princeton University, Time and location to be announced.

Social Event

Annual Reception for LGBTQ+ mathematicians: Spectra is affiliated with Out to Innovate, the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, Inc., Thursday, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Marriott Marquis, Foothill G