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Women in Mathematics Symposium

February 24 - 26, 2011


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Organizing Committee

Andrea Bertozzi (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Mathematics)
Alissa Crans (Loyola Marymount University)
Lisette dePillis (Harvey Mudd College)
Navah Langmeyer (Department of Defense)
Amber Puha (Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics)
Ami Radunskaya (Pomona College)
Suzanne Weekes (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

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Scientific Overview

The Women in Mathematics Symposium 2011 is a forum for encouraging and supporting women preparing for and embarking on mathematical careers. It will provide a venue for graduate students and recent Ph.D.s to present their research. There will be invited talks and panel discussions featuring accomplished women mathematicians. Junior women will have many opportunities to interact with their senior colleagues, both individually and in small groups.

One aim of the symposium is to expose new female mathematicians to a wide range of career possibilities and experiences in academia, government, business, and industry. There will also be presentations and discussion forums addressing career skills such as negotiation, networking, and grant writing. The information and contacts gained by participants during the symposium should prove useful as they start their postgraduate lives, and foster connections between generations of women committed to pursuing careers in mathematics.

This workshop, held in cooperation with the Association for Women in Mathematics, will include a poster session; a request for posters will be sent to registered participants in advance of the workshop.

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Confirmed Speakers

Zvia Agur (Institute for Medical BioMathematics (IMBM))
Rosina Becerra (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA))
Kashi Behrstock (Morgan Stanley)
Andrea Bertozzi (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA))
Suncica Canic (University of Houston)
Sara Del Valle (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Rhonda Hughes (Bryn Mawr College)
Tamara Kolda (Sandia National Laboratories)
Navah Langmeyer (Department of Defense)
Helen Moore (Pharsight)
Elizabeth Niese (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
Kate Okikiolu (Johns Hopkins University)
Catherine O'Neil (RiskMetrics Group, Inc.)
Krista O'Neill (The Aerospace Corporation)
Lerna Pehlivan (Carleton University)
Ami Radunskaya (Pomona College)
Eva Strawbridge (University of Chicago)
Henry Warchall (National Science Foundation)
Manwah Wong (Georgia Institute of Technology)

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Contact Us:

Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM)
Attn: WIM2011
460 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles CA 90095-7121
Phone: 310 825-4755
Fax: 310 825-4756
Email: ipam@ucla.edu
Website: http://www.ipam.ucla.edu/programs/wim2011/

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