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 Maryna Viazovska of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology for having been awarded the 2017 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize. This prize, established in 2005, is awarded annually for outstanding contributions by
young mathematicians no older than 32 to areas influenced by Srinivasa Ramanujan (who died at the age of 32). To read the prize citation, see the second page of the Mathematical People section of the January 2018 issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society. Read more about her at Wikipedia.
- The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) has established the AWM Fellows
Program to recognize individuals who have demonstrated
a sustained commitment to the support and advancement
of women in the mathematical sciences, consistent with
the AWM mission: "to encourage women and girls to study
and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences,
and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment
of women and girls in the mathematical sciences." To see the list of inaugural fellows, visit the AWM webpage on the launch of the AWM Fellows Program.
- The IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics (CWM) welcomes the mathematical community to the World Meeting for Women in Mathematics - (WM)2, a satellite event of the ICM 2018. The (WM)2 will bring together mathematicians from all over the world to think about and discuss gender issues in mathematics, its challenges, initiatives, and perspectives for the future, with a strong focus on Latin America. The (WM)2 will take place at Riocentro convention center on July 31, 2018. Its program includes research talks, group discussions about gender issues in mathematics, a panel discussion and poster presentation. There will also be a tribute to Maryam Mirzakhani. For more details, see the conferences website.
- Check out the new WomenDoMath website at https://www.womendomath.org/. This NSF supported site brings "news and resources about women and other groups or individuals in mathematics that accurately represent the diversity of the math community. WDM aims to provide a central hub and resources pool within reach for women in mathematics."
Talitha Washington, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Howard University, has been appointed by the National Science Foundation as the Division of Undergraduate Education Program Director for the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education program. The goal of this program is to strengthen STEM education at two- and four-year colleges and universities by improving curricula, instruction, laboratories, infrastructure, assessment, diversity of students and faculty, and collaborations. For more information about Professor Washington, see her website at www.talithawashington.com.
Congratulations to the U.S. team of Qi Qi, Angela Deng, Wanlin Li, and Siye Zhu, who took first place at the European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad held April 6-12, 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland. Each member of the team was awarded a gold medal for their individual performance. For more information, see the MAA press release. For information about the competition, including the problems, team scores, and individual scores, see theEGMO 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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