AWM at MathFest 2013

August 1 – 3, 2013, Hartford, Connecticut

Thursday, August 1, 1:00 – 2:20 p.m.

AWM Panel – Successful Career Transitions

  • Organizers:
    • Jacqueline Jensen, Slippery Rock University
    • Magnhild Lien, California State University Northridge
    • Maura Mast, University of Massachusetts Boston Panelists:
    • Lynette Boos, Providence College
    • Eileen Lee, Math for America
    • Connie Leidy, Wesleyan University
    • Karen Ricciardi, University of Massachusetts Boston
    • Milena Tzigantcheva, State Street Corporation, Boston

The journey from undergraduate student to graduate student to a career in mathematics involves the navigation of several crucial transition points. This panel will address the common transitions that may be encountered, including the transition from graduate work to a postdoctoral position; the transition from postdoctoral work to employment in academia, government, or industry; and transition between different types of positions (academic to industry, etc.). Panelists will discuss their experiences and the successful strategies that they used in their transitions, such as finding mentors and role models, negotiating for resources, and understanding key aspects of the job market and culture.

Friday, August 2, 2013, 8:00 a.m. – 8:25 a.m., Connecticut Convention Center, outside Ballroom B

AWM – MAA Morning Coffee

The Association for Women in Mathematics and the Mathematical Association of America invite you to enjoy coffee and light refreshments before the Eta Z. Falconer Lecture.

Friday, August 2, 2013, 8:30 a.m. – 9:25 a.m., Connecticut Convention Center, Ballroom B

AWM-MAA Etta Z. Falconer Lecture: Improving Equity and Education: Why and How

Patricia Kenschaft, Montclair University

Abstract: Drawing on both the speaker’s own experiences and research and that of others, this talk will explore ideas and behaviors that would improve equity and education, especially in mathematics. She will emphasize the importance of elementary school teachers knowing the mathematics they are supposed to teach. Why are some powerful people so opposed to teaching them the requisite mathematics? What is equity? How does mathematics education affect equity issues including those of race and gender, but also of economics, ability and personality? What is the connection between innumeracy and the pressing economic and environmental issues of our time? What roles do testing, homework and nurturing responsibility in children play?

Please visit the AWM Booth in the Exhibit hall in Ballroom C of the Connecticut Convention Center during the exhibit hours.
Starting August 1, the exhibit area is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm, Thursday and Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.