AWM holds a series of events in conjunction with the annual MAA summer meeting, MathFest. The AWM presence includes the following.
AWM-MAA Falconer Lecture: The Association for Women in Mathematics and the Mathematical Association of America annually present the Etta Zuber Falconer Lecture to honor women who have made distinguished contributions to the mathematical sciences or mathematics education. These one-hour expository lectures are presented at MathFest each summer. While the lectures began with MathFest 1996, the title “Etta Zuber Falconer Lecture” was established in 2004 in memory of Falconer’s profound vision and accomplishments in enhancing the movement of minorities and women into scientific careers.
AWM Panel/Town Hall: The Association for Women in Mathematics has sponsored panels on various topics at MathFest. In recent years AWM has also sponsored Town Halls. Click on the toggle below to see a sampling of past events.
AWM Contributed Paper Session: The Association for Women in Mathematics has sponsored Contributed Paper Sessions on various topics at MathFest. Click on the toggle below for more information.
AWM-MAA Invited Paper Session: In recent years the Falconer Lecturer has been asked to organize a special session around her research interests.
Presentation of AWM Student Chapter Awards: The Executive Committee of the Association for Women in Mathematics has established the Student Chapter Awards, to be awarded annually, every summer, at MAA MathFest. The purpose of these awards is to recognize outstanding achievements in chapter activities among the AWM student chapters. Awards will be given out in four categories: (1) scientific excellence, (2) outreach, (3) professional development, and (4) funding/sustainability. Beginning in 2017, these awards are presented at MAA MathFest.
The AWM Exhibitor Booth: The AWM booth at MathFest serves as a focal point for sharing information about AWM programs, upcoming opportunities, and about informal gatherings during MathFest. The AWM booth also serves as a place for researchers to connect with old friends and friends they haven’t met yet!