Association for Women in Mathematics

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is a national organization devoted to encouraging women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.

2021-2022 Officers of the Kutztown Association for Women in Mathematics Student Chapter:

Presidents: Vanessa Maybruck (fall) and Anna Lengner
Vice President:
 Payton Martin
Secretary: Lindsey Moyer (fall) and Emily Deneen
Treasurer: Kira Kern
Social Media Chair: Sam Trafford

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Lyn McQuaid and Dr. Amy Lu

Instagram Page: @ku.awm or https://www.instagram.com/ku.awm/

Events:

2021-2022 AWM Virtual Lecture Series - entirely featuring female mathematicians and their research - all are welcome!  Talks start at 5:30pm EST.

Zoom ID: 964 4012 0430

  • Sept 20th: Dr. Julia Arciero, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (poster)

  • Oct 18th: Dr. Jeanette Shakalli, FUNDAPROMAT (Panamanian Foundation for the Promotion of Mathematics) (poster)

  • Nov 15th: Dr. Nancy Rodriguez, University of Colorado, Boulder 

  • Dec 6th: Dr. Tori Akin, Duke University

FUNDAPROMAT: Goals Reached and Lessons Learned

October 18, 2021 at 5:30pm

Modeling Blood Flow Regulation and Tissue Oxygenation in the Retina

September 20, 2021 at 5:30pm

Poster advertising Dr. Shakalli's talk; a screen reader accessible pdf version is above
Poster advertising Dr. Arciero's talk; a screen reader accessible pdf version is above

2020-2021 AWM Virtual Lecture Series - entirely featuring female mathematicians and their research - all are welcome!

Zoom ID: 964 4012 0430

Screen reader compatible versions of the lecture series posters, as well as recordings of some of the lectures, can be found below the photo gallery.

Entangled Polynomials

April 13, 2021 at 5pm

Development of Patient-Level Prediction Models for Preterm Birth

April 6, 2021 at 5pm

Being and Becoming a Mathematician: Early Learning Experiences

April 1, 2021 at 5pm

A Mathematician's Journey into Industry

March 23, 2021 at 5pm

Numerical Methods in Porous Media: Theory and Application

March 9, 2021 at 5pm

Using Numbers for Blind Pool Investing in Venture Capital

March 2, 2021 at 5pm

Polytopes and Whitney-Stratified Spaces

February 23, 2021 at 5pm

Ready, SET®, Go!

February 9, 2021 at 5pm

Computing Rainbow Numbers

December 1, 2020 at 5pm

Developing a Mathematical Model for the Retinoid Signaling Pathway

November 17, 2020 at 5pm

Comprehensive Framework For Data-Driven Model Form Discovery of the Closure Laws in Thermal-Hydraulics Codes

November 10, 2020 at 5pm

A Mathematical Journey into Biological Systems

October 20, 2020 at 5pm

Consecutive Harshad Numbers: An Introduction

October 6, 2020 at 5pm

Metaheuristics for Hard Combinatorial Optimization Problems

September 22, 2020 at 5pm

Poster advertising Dr. Pallone's talk; a screen reader accessible pdf version is below this photo carousel
Poster advertising Dr. Hardin's talk; a screen reader accessible pdf version is below this photo carousel
Poster advertising Dr. Simpson's talk; a screen reader accessible pdf version is below this photo carousel
Poster advertising Dr. Ng's talk; a screen reader accessible pdf version is below this photo carousel
Poster advertising Dr. Riviere's talk; a screen reader accessible pdf version is below this photo carousel
Poster advertising Ms. Archibald's talk; a screen reader accessible pdf version is below this photo carousel
Poster advertising Dr. Readdy's talk; a screen reader accessible pdf version is below this photo carousel
Poster advertising Dr. Rose's talk; a screen reader accessible pdf version is below this photo carousel
Poster advertising Dr. Nu'Man's talk; a screen reader accessible pdf version is below this photo carousel
Poster advertising Dr. Funk's talk; a screen reader accessible pdf version is below this photo carousel
Poster advertising Dr. Borowiec's talk; a screen reader accessible pdf version is below this photo carousel
Poster advertising Dr. Carichino's talk; a screen reader accessible pdf version is below this photo carousel
Poster advertising Dr. Grundman's talk; a screen reader accessible pdf version is below this photo carousel
Poster advertising Dr. Lu's talk; a screen reader accessible pdf version is below this photo carousel

2019-2020:

March 3: Beyond Pink-Collar Jobs Event

Software engineer turned entrepreneur Valerie Deneen will give a talk entitled Stand Out in STEM: Showcase your skills, reduce gender bias, and build a career you love

Beyond Pink-Collar Jobs Panel Discussion, featuring seven women working in male-dominated fields

Kerri Gardi, the Director of KU’s Career Development Center, will speak about Salary Negotiation and the Gender Wage Gap

February 25: Joint meeting with the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA) featuring presentations on what each organization does and discussing the joint upcoming event Beyond Pink-Collar Jobs

January 28: Updates on Beyond Pink-Collar Jobs, other announcements and activities

Beyond Pink Collar Jobs Flier

November 19: Presentation by Mrs. Cindy Wlazelek focusing on the preparation for, and development of, a career in actuarial analysis in the insurance industry based on her 34 years at the USAA Insurance Company.

October 22: Preparation for our upcoming fundraising events, discussion of upcoming fun events, and pizza!

September 24: We'll be discussing several topics, including our annual High School Mathematics Day for Girls event, the NYC trip right around the corner, Merchant Trick or Treat, and an origami fundraiser!  And there will be free pizza and baked goods, so you should definitely make your way over to hear what AWM is all about!

2018-2019:

March 26: Planning for Women's Empowerment Day on March 28

February 26: A talk on magic squares by Dr. McQuaid

January 29: Planning for the semester and math games

September 25, October 23, and November 27: Planning the annual math high school day for girls and other fun math activities

2017-2018

March 27: A talk by Natalie A. Snow, Director of Institutional Research for Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

November 28: A talk about origami by Dr. Anke Walz

October 24: Mathematics card games, planning for our January High School Mathematics Day for Girls, and snacks

September 19: Organizational Meeting

2016-2017

March 30: Dr. Erin Kraal from the KU Physical Sciences department will be showing us how math and coding are involved in her science followed by a Q&A session about women in higher education.

November 8: Professor Karise Mace will be talking about The Art of Mathematics.  She will discuss the artistic nature of mathematics and how we can change our approach to mathematics by thinking of ourselves and the mathematicians we study as artists.

October 3: Organizational Meeting

2015-2016

April 5: Origami demonstration

March 1: Pi(e) activities!

February 2: Organizational Meeting

November 17: Introduction of officers; TED talk on "Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders."

September 24: Organizational Meeting