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Rice Association for Women in Mathematics


Shelly Harvey
Faculty Sponsor, Mathematics
email: shelly at rice dot edu
Katherine Poulsen Vance
President, Mathematics
email: kp9 at rice dot edu
Meagan Whaley
Secretary, Computational and Applied Mathematics
email: mw4 at rice dot edu
Sarah Seger
Treasurer, Mathematics
email: seger at rice dot edu

Rice University Student Chapter of the Association for

Women in Mathematics

Our goal to provide a supportive social network for undergraduates, graduate students and young faculty in mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics. We cater our events to promote interest in mathematics among women, and to provide leadership and career development opportunities for young mathematicians.

We are a new group and are open to new members and event suggestions! Please contact awm at rice dot edu if you'd like to get involved.

Check out the AWM Facebook page. If you "like" the page, you can stay up to date with events and news automatically.

Upcoming Events

Salary Negotiation Event
We'll have representatives from academia and industry speak about what to expect during the negotiation process.

When: Saturday, March 15th, 10AM-2PM
Where: Duncan Hall 3076

Past Events

Girls Exploring Math and Science

When: Saturday, February 8th, 2014
Where: Museum of Natural Science

We hosted a booth at the 2014 GEMS event, working with dozens of young girls on an activity that illustrated interesting properties of Mobius strips.

Cookie decorating party

When: Monday, December 9th, 3:30PM
Where: Duncan Hall 3092

We had a great time decorating and eating cookies. Check out some of the best ones below!

Sally Ride Science Festival
October 12th, 2013, 11am-4pm
Rice University

We will be hosting a Discovery Workshop for middle school girls focused on the logic game Mastermind.

Breakfast 9/23 with IBM director Bonnie K. Ray

Please join the Rice Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics for an exciting opportunity to meet Bonnie K. Ray, Director of Optimization Research at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Lab. She will be visiting campus on September 23rd and has generously offered to have breakfast with interested students. Before joining IBM, she was a tenured professor of mathematics, so she is great role model for women interested in careers in either academia or industry. For more information, see her bio at http://statistics.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147484222.

When: Monday, September 23rd, 8am
Where: Duncan Hall

Please RSVP by Sept. 18th to awm@rice.edu.

Kick-off Barbeque
Friday September 6th, 2013, 5pm
Duncan Hall portico

Stop by to enjoy a burger (or veggie burger) and meet fellow students from math, stat, and CAAM.

Girls Exploring Math and Science
February 16th, 2013, 9am-1pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science

We hosted a community booth with a math-related origami activity for this Girl Scouts event.

Battle of the Departments Trivia Contest
Friday, January 18th at 3pm

You are invited to the Rice Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) semester kick-off event next Friday. Come support your department in a trivia challenge between teams representing math, stat and CAAM.

What: Trivia competition with fun questions related to math history and culture, fueled by coffee, bagels, cookies and other snacks from the Rice Coffeehouse
Where: Duncan Hall 3092 (top floor conference room)
Who: All students interested in math (undergrads and grads from any department) are welcome.
See more past events