Women in Mathematics Day: 2023
To commemorate International Women in Mathematics Day, WiM hosted a discussion led by Hilary Bergsieker. The event focused on the theme of Women's Exclusion from STEM Social Networks and the profound impact of Implicit and Explicit Gender Stereotypes. Following the compelling talk was a Q&A session where attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and gain valuable insights on addressing these challenges and promoting inclusivity in STEM fields.
Women in Mathematics Day: 2022
In celebration of International Women in Math Day, the Women in Math Committee presents Picnic & Paint. Join us for an afternoon picnic and paint session to enjoy some refreshments, socialize and engage in meaningful discussion.
Picnic & Paint will take place at BC Matthews Hall Green from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Please register to attend. People of all genders are welcome to participate and celebrate.
History of Women in Math Day
Maryam Mirzakhani, was an Iranian mathematician and a professor of mathematics at Stanford University.
Women in Math at University of Waterloo recognizes and supports the new initiative to celebrate Women in Mathematics around the world on May 12.
May 12th marks the birthdate of the late female mathematician, Maryam Mirzakhani. She was an Iranian mathematician and a Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University.
Her beautiful and astonishing results and her life and career are an inspiration for everyone, women and men, to pursue their dreams in science.
In 2014, Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal for her outstanding contributions to the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces. She died tragically from cancer in 2017 at the early age of 40.
Tribute to Maryam Mirzakhani by the American Mathematical Society
You can read more about the activities for this occasion here.
"May 12th is a joyful opportunity for the mathematical community to celebrate women in mathematics. The celebration takes place every year, all around the world...The goal of the day is to inspire women everywhere to celebrate their achievements in mathematics, and to encourage an open, welcoming and inclusive work environment for everybody,"
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20 minute film on Journeys of Women in Math
This film has been created by the IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics, filmed and edited by Micro-Documentaries, and all made possible by a grant from the Simons Foundation. For more information on the film, please see here. Showing of this movie is free