The Education and Diversity Department

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

EDD Events in 2018

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.


EDD Events in 2017

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

Field 1 Field 2

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

The crowd at the AMS Mathematics Community Reception at SACNAS's National Diversity in STEM Conference Students at the AMS Reception for the Math Community at the 2017 National SACNAS Conference

Over 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

Pamela Harris Bethany Kubik and Rebecca Garcia An attendee presents her whiteboard at SACNAS's National Diversity in STEM Conference

Mathematics 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

Book donations Book donations

This 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

The crowd at the Hidden Figures panel at JMM 2017 Author Margot Shetterly and retired NASA engineer Christine Darden at the Hidden Figures panel at JMM 2017

The 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: 2018 JMM photo by Adriana Salerno; Field of Dreams photo by Donald Cole; SACNAS photos by Annette Emerson; NAM MathFest photos by Tony Akeem; 2017 JMM photos by Edray Goins.


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