Join AWM in Celebration of our 50th Anniversary in 2021!

Join AWM in a yearlong celebration of women in mathematics!

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Association for Women in Mathematics, we encourage math departments, professional organizations, student chapters, and beyond to celebrate and enhance the participation of women and girls in mathematics in your programming for 2021.

Examples of such programming include:

  • Conferences, Workshops, and Speaker Series
  • Outreach to K-12 Students and Teachers
  • Community and Social Events
  • Exhibits Promoting Women in Mathematics

If your group is planning an AWM 50th Anniversary event, we would love to highlight your event. Contact us at

AWM 50th Anniversary Events

We Speak: Inspiring Women in Math Speaker Series

On the final Friday of each month in 2021, we hear from a woman change-maker in the mathematical sciences. Learn more.

Talks, Presentations, and Lecture Series

Wikipedia Editing Community

The WPI Wikipedia Editing Community is dedicating its October meet-up to Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Association for Women in Mathematics, to edit, create and translate Wikipedia pages for women and folks from other marginalized groups in Mathematics. The meet-up will take place on Tuesday, October 26th, from 4:30pm – 6:30pm ET, and can be attended in person or virtually on Zoom (to attend virtually, please register here). Everyone is welcome, no previous experience editing Wikipedia is required. We will have some training for new editors, and we will be using this dashboard to track the contributions done during a week by all the editors that join us.

UC Davis AWM Special Lecture and Discussion

The UC Davis AWM chapter is hosting a special lecture by Lillian Pierce on her experience doing mathematics during the pandemic. After the lecture, they will host a 30 minute discussion about the issues raised in her talk.

Lillian Pierce

Duke University

Tuesday, May 11th, 12-1:15 PM PDT

“March, April, May…March, April, May. A case study.”

Zoom meeting ID: 933 9043 5049

Passcode: AWM

Virginia Tech AWM Student Chapter

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), the AWM chapter at Virginia Tech will host a number of research talks by four of our very own faculty members. These research talks are aimed toward undergraduate students interested in research.

We hope you will join us for the chance to learn more about research from Dr. Lauren Childs, Dr. Julianne Chung, Dr. Rachel Arnold, and Dr. Gretchen Matthews. Each speaker will give a 30-minute presentation followed by a Q&A session with students. 

 On Monday, March 29:

  • “Modeling Infectious Disease Dynamics” by Dr. Childs from 5-6pm EST.
  • “Inverse Problems: What are they and why are they so difficult to solve?” by Dr. Chung from 6-7pm EST.

 On Tuesday, March 30

  • “The Cognitive Gap in Mathematical Induction” by Dr. Arnold from 5-6pm EST.
  • “Protecting Data with Polynomials” by Dr. Matthews from 6-7pm EST.

We hope to see you there! Please register for the event here:

Kutztown University AWM Virtual Lecture Series

In celebration of the 50th anniversary, the Kutztown University AWM Student Chapter is hosting a virtual lecture series featuring female mathematicians presenting their research. All are welcome to attend. No registration required.

Kutztown University AWM Virtual Lecture Series schedule.

Kansas State Women Lecture Series

The Kansas State University Department of Mathematics will host the 2021 Women Lecture Series in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Association for Women in Mathematics. The WLS will include  Distinguished Lectures and colloquium talks by women mathematicians planned throughout 2021.

The talks will be streamed live during Spring 2021 and may be streamed live and/or in person during Fall 2021, depending on the circumstances of the pandemic. The talks will be held at 2:30pm-3:20pm Central Time on a Tuesday or a Thursday; there will be time for Q&A at the end of each talk.

SUNY College at Old Westbury

SUNY College at Old Westbury will host a Women in Math Panel in honor of AWM’s 50th Anniversary at the Long Island Mathematics Conference Board on March 12, 2021.

To register and see full Session descriptions, please go to

Student Chapter Events

  • AWM50: AWM Chapter Stories Panel Discussion. This event will begin with two former presidents of AWM, Drs. Ami Radunskaya and Cathy Kessel talk about highlights of the history of AWM in an informal setting, which will be followed by a panel discussion with some of the founding student chapters of AWM, where they will share their experiences and suggestions for student chapters and answer audience questions.

Friday, January 22 at 6 pm Eastern

Meeting ID: 928 5554 7897
Passcode: 852134
  • AWM 50th Anniversary Lecture Hosted by the University of Denver.  Professor Margaret Beck, Associate Professor, Boston University will be giving a talk in honor of the 50th anniversary titled, Stability and counting unstable eigenvalues.

Friday, January 22, 10am (MST)

Invite link:

Meeting ID: 420 298 2593

Passcode: AWM50

Check out a photo from this event!

Events at JMM 2021

Find these and all other AWM events at JMM here.

Stay tuned for more 50th anniversary events!

The AWM 50th Anniversary Committee:

Emille Davie Lawrence (chair), Georgia Benkart, Malena Español, Magdalena Luca, Mirjeta Pasha, Lauren Rose