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Association for Women in Mathematics


The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is a non-profit organization founded in 1971.

The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage 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.

Speakers and Upcoming Events

​Thursday, March 12, 2015, EWG 336, 11:10-12:00 

Speaker: Kara Teehan, Stockton College 

Title: The Topology of Knight's Tours

Abstract: The knight’s tour problem is an ancient puzzle studied by graph theorists and computer scientists.  Generalizing the shape of the board from a rectangle to an orientable surface, specifically a cylinder or a torus, raises topological questions regarding the possible tours.  I will give a characterization of the dimensions of cylinders and tori that admit particular homotopy classes of tours.  More specifically, I will give a characterization of those cylinders and tori that admit nullhomotopic tours, and those that admit a tour that realizes one of the standard generators of the fundamental group of the surface.  My arguments are primarily constructive, using patterns and induction arguments to prove the existence of tours on boards of allowable dimensions. ​

​​Saturday, April 11, 2015 - Sunday, April 12, 2015, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

AWM Research Symposium! (Registration Cost: $20)​

​Friday, April 17, 2015, EWG 336, 11:10-12:00

Movie Screening-Top Secret Rosies​

Thursday, April 23, 2015, EWG 336, 11:10-12:00

Speaker: Michelle Cirillo, University of Delaware

Title: Considering Students' and Teachers' Images of Mathematicians and Mathematics

Abstract: What images do students and teachers have about mathematicians and mathematics? In this talk, we will discuss and explore this question through two studies. First, a study was conducted to investigate students' images of mathematicians in five countries. Second, a study was conducted to better understand how mathematics teachers talked about mathematics and mathematicians in their classrooms. Finally, the implications of these images will be discussed. ​

​Friday, May 8, 2015, Time/Location TBD

End of Semester Luncheon​

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 12:00pm

Speaker: Elisabeth Werner​

​Thursday, December 3rd, 2015, EWG 336, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Speaker: Amanda Streib

Title: Graph Theory for Network Communication

 Abstract: In high performance computing, large computations are performed in parallel on a network of computer processors. Periodically, these processors must communicate via network links that can only send one message at a time. We assume that every node wants to send a message to every other node, and try to schedule this communication as efficiently as possible. It turns out that many common HPC architectures can be represented as Cayley graphs, and we can take advantage of the algebraic structure of these graphs to simplify the problem. In the case of diameter 2 networks, we reduce the problem to a job-shop scheduling problem and we find efficient schedules using a standard algorithm for finding perfect matchings in a bipartite graph. 

Friday, March 18, 2016, EWG 336, 12:15pm-1:15pm

Event Title: AWM-SIAM Masters Degree Career Panel

Description: Graduates of the UD Math program with Masters Degrees will return to UD to describe career opportunities and answer questions. ​

​Wednesday, March 23, 2016, EWG 336, 1pm-2pm

Event Title: Brown bag lunch with Professor Francisco-Javier Sayas 

Description: Professor Sayas is the Graduate Director in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. We will be having an informal lunch meeting with him. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, EWG 336, 1pm-2pm

Speaker: Professor Erica J. Graham, Bryn Mawr College

Description: Professor Graham will be giving a talk about her research

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Association for Women in Mathematics
  • Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • University of Delaware
  • 501 Ewing Hall
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2653