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
Instagram Page: @ku.awm or https://www.instagram.com/ku.awm/
The Kutztown University chapter of AWM has received the 2021 Community Outreach Award from the national AWM in recognition of our various events (High School Mathematics Day for Girls, Women’s Empowerment Day, Beyond Pink-Collar Jobs, and our Virtual Lecture Series) that have engaged the local community in AWM’s mission of encouraging women and girls to study mathematics.
2021-2022 AWM Virtual Lecture Series - entirely featuring female mathematicians and their research - all are welcome! Talks start at 5:30pm EST.
Zoom ID (updated for Spring 2022): 928 4711 0577
- 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 (poster)
- Dec 6th: Dr. Tori Akin, Duke University (poster)
- April 4th: Dr. Stacey Smith?, University of Ottawa
Modeling New Vaccines for Ebola & Covid-19: Could Their Introduction Result in a Worse Pandemic?
April 4, 2022 at 5:30pm
Accessible Approaches to Tough Problems: Doing Math and Talking About Gender with Middle Schoolers
December 6, 2021 at 5:30pm
Partial Differential Equation Models in Ecological and Sociological Phenomena
November 15, 2021 at 5:30pm
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
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.
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
Screen Reader Compatible Versions of Lecture Series Posters:
Video Recordings of Selected Lectures:
|Dr. Pallone on April 13, 2021||Dr. Hardin on April 6, 2021|
|Dr. Simpson on April 1, 2021||Dr. Readdy on February 23, 2021|
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
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!
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
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
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
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