Women in Math Symposium (2017)

Announcing the first UChicago AWM Women in Math Symposium!

On February 25 and February 26, 2017 the UChicago AWM will host a conference on Women in Math. The symposium will consist of:

  • Talks by undergraduates, graduates, and post-graduates on current research, interesting math, and notable women in math,
  • A workshop on Impostor Syndrome: What it is, how to recognize it, and how to fight it,
  • Panels on representation of women in math and teaching diverse classrooms.

Talks will be in Eckhart Hall: 1118 E 58th St, Chicago, IL.

Food will be available to all participants!

A detailed schedule of events and abstracts of the talks is available HERE.

  • The slides from Stephan Meyer's talk on Implicit Bias are available HERE.
  • The slides from Kiki Zissimopoulos' talk on Fostering an Inclusive Classroom are available HERE.


Q. I am a man. Can I still participate?
A. We welcome male speakers! But since this is a conference on women in math, we would like any male speakers to talk about a woman - either her life, or her research (or both!) Some excellent examples of female mathematicians with interesting lives are: Emmy Noether, Ada Lovelace, Hypatia, Sophie Germain, Sofia Kovalevskaya, and more! Men can also come and listen to any talks they are interested in!

Q. I do not live in the Chicago area. Am I still welcome?
A. Of course! BUT we have no funding for travel or housing. If your university / department can help you, we’d love to see you there!

Q. I'm not a mathematician. Can I still participate?
A. Yes! We'd love you to give a talk on how you use math in your field, or a talk on a female mathematician! We'd also love for you to attend / participate in the workshops and talks about women in math - many of the themes of those discussions are true across the sciences.