WELCOME TO WOMEN IN MATHEMATICS @ MIT

From pure math to applied mathematics, more women than ever are interested in solving real-world and theoretical problems in pursuit of a better world. We are students, postdocs, instructors, professors, math teachers, and researchers, working in education, industry, tech, finance, and government. This website celebrates MIT mathematicians who identify as female in our department and the larger STEM community. We’re interested in advocating for an inclusive atmosphere and promoting gender equity within a largely male-dominated field. Our goal for this website is to provide a welcoming space to share our projects and achievements, upcoming events, career resources, and networking opportunities among your peers, fellow professionals, and educators. We wish to encourage women and girls to study math for the sheer joy of it, to promote their personal and professional development, and to consider careers in the mathematical sciences.

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Latest News

  • Carina Hong ’22 Honored With Morgan Prize

    Carina Hong

    Letong (Carina) Hong '22 will receive the 2023 AMS-MAA-SIAM Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student, for proving a number of results and solving conjectures in combinatorics, number theory, and probability.

    Carina, a double major in courses 18 and 8 and the former president of the Undergraduate Mathematics Association, is currently at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar for China.

    "The abstract beauty of mathematics has struck me since I was a young child," says Carina. "I have developed a passion for challenging myself through a wide variety of topics in mathematics and have grown …

  • Math enthusiasts take aim at STEM glass ceiling

    Left to right: Advantage Testing Foundation founder Arun Alagappan, Jane Street’s Sandor Lehoczky, Boston College Professor Eli Grigsby, and Math Prize for Girls winner Jessica Wan.Photo: Jared Charney

    A good math problem is like a walled, secret garden, according to Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) head and MIT Professor Asu Ozdaglar, who was addressing an audience of middle and high school female-identifying mathematics contestants at the 14th annual Math Prize for Girls (MP4G) event.

    “Many people walking around the outside never attempt to glimpse at the other side of what seems to be a high brick wall,” she says. “Worst …

  • Patterns in Integers May 21-26, 2023

    For more information, go to www.ias.edu/math/wam/events/2023-program-women-and-mathematics