WIM News



Film screening Feb 23

film poster

To celebrate Black History Month we organized the projection of the newly released documentary Journey of Black Mathematicians: Forging Resilience by director George Csicsery. This film includes Monica Stephens Cooley “describing the dilemmas faced by Black women with PhDs in math.” Read more about the documentary at  http://zalafilms.com/jbm/forging.html The showing is Friday, February 23, at 4 pm […]

A Visit to JMM

Former MIT postdoc Maggie Miller had just one day to spend at JMM 2024 in San Francisco. A first-year assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) and a Clay Research Fellow, Miller had another math conference to go to that week. But having attended JMM for more than a decade meant she knew […]

Dr. Lenore Carol Blum PhD ’68: ‘Accidental Activist’ Who Changed the Face of Mathematics

Lenore Blum

Throughout her 60-year career, Lenore Blum has developed new perspectives on logic and computation while championing women in mathematics and computer science. Now consciousness is on her mind. Read more in Quanta.

Ewin Tang speaks at WIM lunch

Ewin Tang, a Miller postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley, discussed her quantum computing research at a recent Women in Math lunch event.

AWM Student Essay Contest Deadline

The Essay Contest features interview-based biographies of contemporary women mathematicians and statisticians. The submission period begins in December 1 and ends February 1, 2024, through MathPrograms.org.

A new record for Math Prize for Girls wins

Arun Alagappan, president and founder of the Advantage Testing Foundation; Jessica Wan, first-place winner and a senior from Parkland, Florida; and In Young Cho, Math Prize for Girls alumna and emcee.

Twelfth grader Jessica Wan three-peats, as MIT hosts the 15th competition for female middle and high school math enthusiasts. Read more via the MIT News.