MathFest 2021 AWM Panel:  Inspiring Women in Mathematics

MAA MathFest2021 Panel Information

Since its founding in 1971, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) has been a force for positive change in the culture and demographics of the mathematics world and an effective voice of support for women in the mathematical sciences. This panel is one of several events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the organization’s founding. The panel will feature mathematicians who are founders and leaders of programs designed to encourage young women to engage in doing mathematics. Such programs offer high school students, undergraduate and graduate students with a strong interest in mathematics an opportunity to pursue more advanced mathematics while immersed in a community of other young women with similar interests. The panel will engage with the audience in a discussion about how math educators of any gender can support girls and women toward academic development at different critical stages.

Georgia BenkartUniversity of Wisconsin
Malena EspañolArizona State University
Magdalena LucaMCPHS University

Panel Moderator:
Lauren RoseBard College

Deanna HaunspergerCarleton College: The Carleton Summer Mathematics Program  for Women (for first and second year undergraduate students)
Raegan HigginsTexas Tech University : EDGE: Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (for first year PhD students)
Katherine OttBates College: GirlsGetMath@ICERM (for high school students)
Julianna TymoczkoSmith College: The Center for Women in Mathematics Postbaccalaureate Program
Judy WalkerUniversity of Nebraska at Lincoln: Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics