The Education and Diversity Department

…to promote diversity and inclusion in the mathematical sciences …
…to contribute to the improvement of mathematics education …

Education and Diversity News

 

Selected EDD Activities in 2018

 

The AMS Took Part in Shaping a New Initiative of the Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin

Advisory committee at the Dana Center's equity convening

The Director of Education and Diversity was part of an advisory group working on the Dana Center's Equity in Mathematics Pathways Initiative: Equity, Mobility, and Mathematics at the Transition from K-12 to College, with the goal of improving success rates for underserved students in mathematics.

 

The Director of Education and Diversity Mentored Young Women at CaMeW

Students and mentors at the Career Mentoring Workshop for Women

Dr. Grundman gave one-on-one advice and served on a discussion panel at this year’s Career Mentoring Workshop for Women (CaMeW) held at Mount Holyoke College.  Fifteen graduate students preparing to enter the job market received information, individual feedback, and answers to their many questions from woman mentors with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

 

The AMS Donated Funds to Enable Eight Young Women to Attend the Infinite Possibilities Conference

Infinite Possibilities Conference 2018More than 100 women (and some men) attended this two-day national conference designed to promote, educate, encourage, and support women of color interested in the mathematical sciences. (Right hand picture: the Director of Education and Diversity with some of the women whose participation was supported by the AMS.)

 

The 2018 Joint Mathematics Meetings: Strategies for Diversifying Graduate Mathematics Programs

JMM Panel

Panelists shared their successes (and failures) in recruiting and admitting a greater diversity of graduate students and on increasing the success rate of "undervalued" applicants, both through helping the students adapt to the programs and through helping the programs adapt to the students.

 

Selected EDD Activities in 2017

The AMS Donated Funds to Enable More Students to Attend the Field of Dreams Conference

Field of Dreams Conference 2017

This conference of the Math Alliance brought together over 200 students and more than 100 faculty and other school representatives. The AMS Director of Education and Diversity moderated a lively panel discussion on mentoring.

 

The AMS Mathematics Community Reception at SACNAS's National Diversity in STEM Conference

AMS SACNAS Reception 2017Over 150 students, faculty, and others of the mathematics community enjoyed an evening of conversation, snacks, an interactive game, and AMS prizes!

 

The AMS Supported Mathematics Sessions at SACNAS's National Diversity in STEM Conference

SACNAS Conference 2017Mathematics sessions included: Commutative Algebra, Latin@s Count, Real World Mathematical Applications in the Biological Sciences, and Women in Math.

 

The AMS Donated Books for Student Prizes at the National Association of Mathematicians' Undergraduate MathFest

NAM Undergraduate MathFest 2017This is a terrific annual conference geared for undergraduates from HBCUs, but open to everyone. (The book pictured is From Groups to Geometry and Back by Climenhaga and Katok.)

 

The 2017 Joint Mathematics Meetings: The Mathematics and Mathematicians Behind Hidden Figures

Joint Math Meetings 2017: Hidden Figures EventThe room was packed for the Hidden Figures panel organized by EDD, Association of Women in Mathematics, Building Diversity in Science, Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education, and the National Association of Mathematicians.


Photo credits: Dana Center photos compliments of the Charles A. Dana Center; CaMeW photos by Jillian Amaral (L) and Rachelle DeCoste (R); Infinite Possibilities Conference photos by Leon Woodson (L) and Lily Khadjavi (R); 2018 JMM photo by Adriana Salerno; Field of Dreams photos by Donald Cole; SACNAS photos by Annette Emerson; NAM MathFest photos by Tony Akeem; 2017 JMM photos by Edray Goins.


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