Welcome to the MIT Mathematics Community

We are excited to host such a diverse and intellectually challenging mathematics community limited only by our collective curiosity and imagination. We also recognize that some of our members struggle to feel welcome; our goal is to encourage open dialogue to create an inclusive atmosphere for innovation and excellence.   

Members of our community come from a variety of racial, ethnic, indigenous, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are LGBTQIA+. We are women and men and non-binary. We have families and pets. We are veterans. We are immigrants. We possess a range of physical abilities. We are first-generation students. We are young and we are experienced. We are MIT Math.

About

We are committed to fostering a community of learning that is welcoming, inclusive, engaging, and aimed at the highest academic accomplishments.

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Resources

Organizations, events, articles and other resource links related to diversity in mathematics.

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Diversity and Community Events

News & Updates

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Wiggling toward bio-inspired machine intelligence

Juncal Arbelaiz Mugica grew up in Spain acutely aware of the privilege of having access to a better education than her parents. Her father earned a degree in economics through [...]

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MIT Mathematics Awards for Service to the Math Community

Awards were presented recently to several MIT Mathematics members for their outstanding contributions to building and strengthening our mathematics community:

From Left: Michel Goemans, Mary Stelow, and Marisa Gaetz

Graduate students Marisa [...]

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Ariana Park Receives Community Building Award


Junior Ariana Park received the 2022 Community Building Award for her work in developing the peer mentoring program.

Congratulations Ariana!

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Events

“From Here to Where…”

Prof. Gigliola Staffilani hosts the career exploration event  “From Here to Where?” At each session, students are invited to talk with math majors who went on to have successful  [...]

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Events

Puzzle Night

Professor Steven Johnson had a fun idea for a math department community and outreach event. Since puzzles and games are a common recreation for the math-inclined, he reasoned that [...]

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Events

MIT Women in Mathematics Lunch Seminar

The MIT Women in Mathematics group regularly hosts professional-development lunch seminars  featuring  talks by leading female-identifying mathematicians to offer encouragement and advice to  women junior mathematicians and math majors. This [...]

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Students Awarded for Community Building

Undergraduates Talia BlumKatie Gravel, and Letong “Carina” Hong, and graduate students Peter Haine and Chengzhao “Richard” Zhang received Community Building Awards “for individuals who have made significant contributions to building and strengthening our MIT Mathematics community.”

Honorable [...]

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PRIMES and Marisa Gaetz Receive MLK Jr. Leadership Award

The 2021 MIT Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award recognizes the PRIMES program and Marisa Gaetz ’20, now a doctoral candidate, at the 47th Annual MLK Jr. Celebration on February 10, 2021.

PRIMES is recognized [...]

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Initiatives

Reading Group: An Inclusive Academy

During the Summer of 2020, we held a reading group/seminar on Part I of An Inclusive Academy: Achieving Diversity and Excellence by Abigail Stewart and 

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Initiatives

June 10, 2020 #ShutDownSTEM movement

The MIT Mathematics Department gathered together on June 10, 2020 as part of the #ShutDownSTEM movement. This page provides materials from that event for those who were not able to attend, [...]

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Meet Some of Our Department Members