Welcome to the web site for biographies of women in mathematics. These pages are part
of an on-going project at Agnes Scott College
in Atlanta, Georgia, to
illustrate the numerous achievements of women in the field of mathematics.
Here you can find biographical essays or comments
welcome contributions of biographical information or essays from those outside Agnes
Scott College. If you are interested in contributing an essay, please send your
contribution to the email address below. Comments, suggestions, or
corrections can also be sent to this address.
Did you know? (See the Archive for past announcements)
- Congratulations to Stephanie Shi-Ning Mui from Vienna, VA, for receiving the First Place Award at the 2016 intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held May 10-16, 2016, in Phoenix, AZ. Her poster was on "Embedding a Flat Torus in Three Dimensional Euclidean Space" and provided a visualization of the embedded flat torus in the three-dimensional Euclidean space using sinusoidal fractal curves.
- Congratulations to the U.S. team that won second place at the European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad in Busteni, Romania, April 10-16, 2016. Read the MAA News release. For information about the competition, including the problems, team scores, and individual scores, see the EGMO home page.
- The Career Mentoring Workshop (CaMeW) for women in the mathematical sciences is a 3-day workshop for women who will finish their PhDs next year (2017). Fifteen women will be invited for this hands-on, interactive workshop. During their time there they will receive personal feedback on their application materials, give a short talk about their mathematics, and learn about various jobs and different tracks for positions in academia. They will also interact with peers from all over the country and faculty from diverse backgrounds and a variety of types of institutions. The goal with this workshop is to help women begin their postdoctoral careers in positions that fit them best. This is the 6th iteration of the workshop and will be hosted again at Wheaton College (MA) June 6-8, 2016. Applications are now being accepted, with a deadline of April 1. All accepted participants will receive full travel support and room and board for the duration of the workshop, thanks to a grant from the Luce Foundation to the EDGE Foundation and support of the President's Office at Wheaton College. Women from underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, see the CaMeW website or contact Rachelle Decoste at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics is inviting proposals for funding of up to 3000 euros for activities or
initiatives taking place in 2016 aimed at establishing or supporting
networks for women in mathematics, preferably at the continental or
regional level, and with priority given to networks and individuals in
developing or emerging countries. For more details see the CWM website
AWM Biographies Contest
To increase awareness of women's ongoing contributions to the mathematical
sciences, the Association for Women in Mathematics sponsors an essay
contest for biographies of contemporary women mathematicians and
statisticians in academic, industrial, and government careers. This
contest is open to students in the following categories: Grades 6-8,
Grades 9-12, and College Undergraduate. At least one winning submission will be chosen from each category. Winners will receive a prize, and their essays will be published online at the AWM website. Additionally, a grand prize winner will have his or her submission published in the AWM Newsletter. For more information and to see the results of past Essay Contests, go to http://www.awm-math.org/biographies/contest.html.
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