AWM at MathFest 2023

August 2 − August 5, 2023, Tampa, FL

All times are Eastern Daylight Time

AWM − MAA Etta Z. Falconer Lecture: Geometry of Measures

Tatiana Toro, University of Washington, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)
Friday, August 4, 1:00pm – 1:50pm, Ballroom B/C

In this talk I will describe the question that has motivated my recent work in Geometry Measure Theory. We will explore whether the behavior of a measure on balls in different metrics provides information about the structure of the support of the measure. Along the way we will see how concepts learned in calculus play an important role in this area of mathematics.

Mental Health in the Mathematics Community

Thursday, August 3, 8:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

This panel brings to light the serious yet often overlooked topic of mental health within the mathematics community. Panelists, drawing on their professional and personal experiences, will discuss the prevalence and diversity of mental health concerns among educators and students at various levels, researchers, and mathematicians working in other settings. They will share strategies for coping as individuals, guidance for supporting others, and approaches to advocating for long-term solutions, all while actively working to reduce the associated stigma. We hope to encourage an open and empathetic dialogue to raise awareness, inspire positive change, and improve the well-being of our unique and vibrant community.

Vinodh Chellamuthu, Utah Tech University
Alicia Prieto Langarica, Youngstown State University
Jennifer Quinn, University of Washington Tacoma
Adriana Salerno, Bates College


MathArt: Classic and Novel Intersections of Mathematics and the Arts

CPS: Friday, August 4, 2:00 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.
Room 120

MathArt is a dynamic and emerging interdisciplinary field whose aim is to amplify the variations in mathematical thinking. This amplification occurs by opening a dual conversation about what makes a mathematical result ‘beautiful’ and/or what mathematics and creativity have in common.

We welcome presentations investigating the intersections of mathematics and the arts and their engagements in any pedagogical setting. Some speakers may share their mathematical research or classroom experiences in more traditional pairings, such as with studio art or the performing arts. Others may present particularly ‘beautiful’ mathematics, perhaps taking the form of elegant proofs, visualizations created through programming, or new perspectives on existing results.

All interpretations of mathematics and the arts, including the physical and the conceptual, are welcome. We especially encourage undergraduate and graduate students to participate.

AWM MathFest Committee Members:

  • Janet Fierson, LaSalle University
  • Shanna Dobson, California State University, Los Angeles
  • Emelie Kenney, Siena College
  • Buna Sambandham, Utah Tech University
  • Jeanette Shakalli, Fundapromat

AWM Student Chapter Awards – with Dessert!

Friday, August 4, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Ballroom D

Each year the AWM recognizes outstanding achievements in chapter activities among the AWM Student Chapters. Awards will be given in four categories: (1) community outreach; (2) funding and sustainability, (3) professional development, and (4) scientific excellence. These awards will be given out at the MAA Student Dessert Reception on Friday night. Come celebrate with us!

AWM-MAA IPS: Geometric Measure Theory, Harmonic Analysis, and Partial Differential Equations

Saturday, August 5, 2:00pm – 5:50pm
Room 118

Geometric measure theory provides a useful framework for studying the geometry and regularity of sets and measures in Euclidean and non-Euclidean settings, and has many useful applications to interesting problems in various fields of mathematics. This invited paper session aims to showcase the vibrant interactions between geometric measure theory, partial differential equations, and harmonic analysis. In this session, we will see exciting new developments at the interface of these areas, highlighting the ways in which they intertwine to produce deep insights.

Max Goering, Max Planck Institute Leipzig
Anna Skorobogatova, Princeton University
Mariana Smit Vega Garcia, Western Washington University

Visit the AWM Booth in the Exhibit Hall

Swing by the virtual AWM booth, buy a t-shirt, get some AWM swag, learn about the many programs AWM has to offer and meet other AWM’ers! Are you interested in volunteering your time at the booth? Email to volunteer.