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

  • Bonnie Berger to give SIAM lecture

    Photo by Allegra Boverman. Professor Bonnie Berger of the MIT Math Department.

    Bonnie Berger has been selected to give the AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture at the SIAM Annual Meeting in 2020! The Prize is awarded to highlight the achievements of women in Applied and Computational Mathematics. Earlier recipients can be found here.Congratulations, Bonnie!

  • Girls Are Just as Good as Boys at Doing Math

    November 19, 2019

    • A new study found that boys and girls tend to start life with similar math abilities.
    • Starting off, boys and girls tend to process math in similar ways.
    • The researchers suggest that negative stereotypes and other socio-cultural factors may also be steering girls and young women away from math and related fields.

    Read more at Healthline.

  • Nike Sun Receives NSF CAREER Award

    Nike Sun

    Associate Professor Nike Sun has been honored with an award through the Faculty Early Career Development Program  for her project “Phase Transitions in Randomized Combinatorial Search and Optimization Problems.” This is a continuing grant  from June 2019 to August 2023. Her project centers on constraint satisfaction problems (CSPS) — archetypal examples of combinatorial search/ optimization problems — with a principal aim of building mathematical theory for these problems. This project seeks to promote connections to statistical physics and computer science, where random CSPS are fundamental models.

    The proposed research will focus on probability theory, …