Association for Women in Mathematics

Program Title: 2019 AWM Research Symposium - Special Sessions Proposals
Program Location: Houston, Texas 77251, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2018/06/01 filled (posted 2018/04/17, updated 2018/04/12, listed until 2018/07/01)
Program Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this program has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The AWM Research Symposium 2019 will be held at the Rice University April 6-7, 2019. The symposium will showcase the research of women in the mathematical professions, featuring plenary talks, invited sessions organized by the Research Networks that are part of the AWM ADVANCE grant, special sessions on a broad range of research in pure and applied mathematics, and poster sessions for graduate students and recent PhDs.

AWM is now accepting proposals for special sessions at the Research Symposium. A proposal should consist of: a title, summary of the session, and four proposed speakers (the organizer may be one of the speakers). The proposal will also request a statement about how your session supports AWM's commitment to diversity and inclusion. We welcome special session proposals from any member of the mathematical community on topics in mathematics research or education.

Please upload one pdf file and include the following:

1) Session Organizer: Include Name, Affiliation, Address, Phone, Email

2) Summary: Describe your session in no more than 1500 characters, including spaces. The summary should be written to attract those who specifically work on your topic as well as those who work in related areas. We suggest including the following information: • Explain the problem area to be addressed, its importance and applications. • Identify current directions of research and methods being developed to solve problems, including their advantages and shortcomings. • Describe the scope of your session.

3) Suggested Speakers: Provide the full name, affiliation, and address of each of the 4 suggested speakers and the intended content of their talk (provide title if you know it, but speakers do not need to be confirmed at this time). Presentation titles and abstracts will be required after sessions have been selected.

4) Commitment to Diversity:
The Association of Women in Mathematics (AWM) is committed to the full and equitable participation of a diverse community in its membership and at all activities. AWM supports the National Science Foundation's goals of expanding the diversity of individuals engaged in mathematical sciences through increased participation. The AWM embraces diversity through the inclusion of individuals across religion, age, race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity, physical ability, marital status, body shape or size, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, employment status and other facets of diversity.

Please briefly explain how the session you propose supports AWM’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Examples may include (but are not limited to) whether your session includes a talk about equity in math education; or having a short discussion at the end of your session about why there are so few women in a specific field, and what we can do about it; or inviting a diverse group of speakers (on whatever axes are important); or a talk that honors the work of an overlooked researcher; or by having open discussions amongst the organizers, and by casting a wide net for submissions.

Deadline is June 1, 2018.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following item online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the program description.

Further Info:
Association for Women in Mathematics
P.O. Box 40876
Providence RI 02940

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