Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Francisco, CA
Moscone Center
January 3 – 6, 2024

Application deadline for graduate student poster session:  August 15, 2023

For many years, the Association for Women in Mathematics has held a series of workshops in conjunction with major mathematics meetings. The AWM Workshops serve as follow-up workshops to Research Collaboration Conferences for Women (RCCW), featuring both junior and senior speakers from one of the AWM Research Networks. An AWM Workshop will be held in conjunction with the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Francisco, CA, January 3-6, 2024.

FORMAT: The workshop will consist of a Special Session focused on Women in Operator Theory organized by Asuman Aksoy and Catherine Beneteau, and a Poster Session for graduate students and recent PhDs. The Special Session will feature selected junior and senior mathematicians from the Research Network Women in Operator Theory (WinOT) and  follows the Lorentz Center workshop “Working Groups for Women in Operator Theory” that was held virtually in July of 2021 as well as the WinOT workshop that was held at the University of Memphis in October 2022.  

POSTER SESSION: The Poster Session is open to all areas of research; graduate students working in areas related to operator theory are especially encouraged to apply. Poster presenters will be selected through an application process to present posters at the Workshop Reception & Poster Session. With funding from NSF, AWM will offer partial support for travel and hotel accommodations for the selected graduate students. The workshop will include a reception, luncheon and a mentoring session where workshop participants will have the opportunity to meet with other women and non-binary mathematicians at all stages of their careers. In particular, graduate students in operator theory will have the opportunity to connect with the WinOT Research Network.

ELIGIBILITY:  To be eligible for selection and funding, a graduate student must have made substantial progress towards their thesis. Women and non-binary mathematicians with grants or other sources of support are welcome to apply.  

All applications should be submitted on and include:

  • a title of the proposed poster 
  • an abstract in the form required for AMS Special Session submissions for the Joint Mathematics Meetings
  • a curriculum vitae
  • one letter of recommendation from the applicant’s thesis advisor. 

Applications must be completed electronically by August 15, 2023 (through

MENTORS:  We also seek volunteers to act as mentors for graduate students as part of the workshop. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the AWM office at by September 15, 2023.

Mathematicians of all genders are invited to attend the talks and poster presentations. Departments are urged to help graduate students and junior faculty who are not selected for the workshop to obtain institutional support to attend the presentations.

The AWM 2024 JMM Organizing Committee

A special thanks to the AWM committee members who have helped organize this year’s program!

  • Asuman Aksoy (Claremont McKenna College)
  • Catherine Beneteau (University of Southern Florida)
  • Matthew Krauel (California State University, Sacramento)
  • Kelly McKinnie (University of Montana)
  • Claudia Miller (Syracuse University)
  • Radmila Sazdanovic (North Carolina State University), Chair
  • Janet Striuli (Fairfield University)
  • Maria Grazia Viola (University of Southern Florida)

Thanks to Our Sponsors

In addition to the many committee volunteers that make AWM events great, the AWM Workshop is organized by the Research Network WiOT and supported by the NSF-DMS Grant #2113506.  Poster presenter are sponsored to attend a workshop at one of the Mathematical Sciences Institutes. This prize is made possible by the Mathematical Sciences Institutes Diversity Committee.