AWM at MathFest 2016

August 3 – 6, 2016, Columbus, OH

Friday, August 5, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 8:25 a.m., outside Regency Ballroom

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 5, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m., Regency Ballroom

AWM – MAA Etta Z. Falconer Lecture: Harmonic Analysis and Additive Combinatorics on Fractals

Izabella Laba, University of British Columbia

A plane is flat; a sphere is curved. Both are smooth, well behaved surfaces on which one can define measure and integration. If a harmonic analyst only knows the behaviour of analytic objects associated with a given surface, for example singular or oscillatory integrals, can she tell whether the surface is curved or flat? It turns out that, yes, the geometry of the surface is indeed reflected in such analytic estimates.

It might be somewhat surprising that similar phenomena have also been observed for fractals, including Cantor-type sets on the line. Some fractals behave, from the analytic point of view, as if they were flat; others display features typical of the sphere, and we have also seen additional types of behaviours that are never observed for smooth surfaces. The recent work investigating such phenomena highlights the connection to arithmetic properties of fractals, expressed in terms of “randomness” and “structure.”

Saturday, August 6, 2016, 1:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m., McKinley

Prioritizing Your Career and Profession

  • Organizers:
    • Jacqueline Jensen-Vallin, Lamar University
    • Alissa Crans, Loyola Marymount University
    • Maura Mast, Fordham University
    • Candice Price, University of San Diego
  • Panelists:
    • Jenna Carpenter, Campbell University
    • Annalisa Crannell, Franklin & Marshall College
    • Niles Johnson, The Ohio State University
    • Candice Price, University of San Diego

Whether first-year faculty or senior members of the department, we often struggle with balancing the three aspects of our careers: teaching, research, and service. Successfully doing so requires identifying our goals and priorities, which then help us choose which opportunities to embrace and which are not best-suited to our interests, time frame, and talents. Panelists will discuss strategies for identifying goals and priorities and share their experiences of being confronted with such situations, including how they made their decisions and how they said “no” when appropriate. In particular, Panelists will address these questions: How does one accomplish the goals on a priority list? How does one determine what will be valued? What is the best way to say “no” when that is called for? This panel is sponsored by the Association for Women in Mathematics.

Please visit the AWM Booth (#36) in the Exhibit Hall/Batelle South during the exhibit hours. Starting August 4, 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.