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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Thu 17

Women in math Lunch Seminar

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sun 20
Fri 25

The Things That Divide Us: Meditations

October 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Latest News

  • Speakers discuss their post-Math career trajectories

    From left, Alec Resnick, Kimberly Villalobos Carballo, Filip Twarowski, and Teal Guidici, with Libby Doucet, MIT Assistant Director of Career Counseling and Training.

    On Sept. 16, 2019, Prof. Gigliola Staffilani hosted “From Here to Where? Conversations with 4 successful math majors who have achieved 4 very different goals in their careers.”

    Three of the speakers were Teal Guidici,  a Machine Intelligence Scientist at Draper who applies statistical techniques and machine learning algorithms to applications, such as using neural networks to predict behavior in the stock market; Kimberly Villalobos Carballo, a PhD student in MIT's Operations Research Center who works with Professor Dimitris Bertsimas on optimizing food supply chains.and Libby A. …

  • Teaching + Learning Lab Speaker Series: How increasing equity in the science classroom drives social change

    Sep 11 (W)  |  2:00 - 3:00 pm  |  6-104 (The Chipman Room)

    Dr. Cissy Ballen (Auburn University) will address how certain features ofthe introductory science classroom create barriers for historically underserved students.

    This explanation for observed performance disparities, the “course deficitmodel”, considers the negative impact of environmental conditions on student learning and participation. Dr. Ballen will demonstrate how some of these barriers can be mitigated by instructional and institutional choices that promote the academic excellence for all students across sciencedisciplines. 

    To participate please sign up at https://mit.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cZSfkRZGlaWojQh

  • WiSDM to promote visibility of women in STEM

    Ritu Raman, a postdoctoral fellow at the Koch Institute, is working on an initiative to promote women in STEM,

    The Women in STEM Database at MIT (WiSDM) is an initiative designed to promote the visibility of women in our academic community. The goal of WiSDM is to provide a curated searchable online database of MIT women, making it easier to find talented and diverse speakers for conference talks, panels, news stories, and outreach events. WiSDM is currently building its database, and will include MIT faculty, postdocs, research staff, and graduate students from all STEM fields. Speaking opportunities are an incredibly effective way …