Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle, WA
Seattle Convention Center
January 8 – 11, 2025

Application deadline for graduate student poster session:  August 15, 2024

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 Seattle, WA, January 8 – 11, 2025.

FORMAT: The JMM workshop will include Special Sessions showcasing recent work by two of the AWM Research Networks. A Women in Operator Algebras session will be organized by Maria Grazia and Sarah Reznikov, and a Women in Groups, Geometry, and Dynamics session will be organized by Carolyn Abbott and Rachel Skipper.  A juried Poster Session for graduate students, a Professional Development Panel, and a Mentoring Luncheon are all being organized by the AWM JMM organizing committee. 

POSTER SESSION: The Poster Session is open to all areas of research; graduate students working in areas related to operator algebras or in areas related to groups, geometry, and dynamics are especially encouraged to apply. Poster presenters will be selected through an application process. 

AWM will provide partial travel support to selected graduate students for their participation in the AWM Workshop, thanks to the National Science Foundation. Furthermore, the Diversity Committee of the Mathematical Sciences Institutes sponsors all poster presenters to attend a week-long workshop at one of the participating Mathematical Sciences Institutes. 

ELIGIBILITY:  To be eligible for participation 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 submitted through before August 15, 2024. 

MENTORS:  We 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, 2024.

JUDGES:  We also seek volunteers to act as judges for the Poster Session. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the AWM office at by September 15, 2024.

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 2025 JMM Organizing Committee

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

  • Carolyn Abbot (Brandeis University)
  • Asuman Aksoy (Claremont McKenna College)
  • Catherine Beneteau (University of Southern Florida)
  • (Maria) Grazia Viola (Lakeland University)
  • Lakeshia Legette Jones (Clark Atlanta University), AWM Meetings Coordinator
  • Matthew Krauel (California State University, Sacramento), Chair
  • Kelly McKinnie (University of Montana)
  • Sarah Reznikov (Virginia Tech)
  • Rachel Skipper (University of Utah)
  • 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 Networks WiGGD and WOA  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.