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Association for Women in Mathematics

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☰ Past Years

February 2022

Virtual Game Night (Thursday, February 3, 7:00pm, Zoom)

October 2021

Coffee/ Hangout hour with the Department (Wednesday, October 13, under scheduling)

Game Night (Wednesday, October 20, 7:00pm-8:00pm, LGRT 1634)

Outdoor Candy Stop! (Friday, October 29, time TBD, outside by Lederle)

September 2021

Friendship Bracelets (Tuesday, September 22, 7:00pm-8:00pm, LGRT 1634)

Join us in fun crafts while meeting new people. We look forward to seeing you there!

HW Night + Studying (Wednesday, September 29, 7:00pm-8:00pm, LGRT 1634)

September 2019

Crafts Night (Tuesday, September 10, at 5:30pm, LGRT 1645)

Join the undergraduate AWM members for crafts night!

WIMIN (Women In Mathematics In New England) Conference (Saturday, September 21, 9:30am - 5pm at Smith College)

WIMIN is a one-day mathematics and statistics conference at Smith College in Northampton, MA. The conference is open to all! For more information, please see their webpage .

December 2018

Hot Chocolate Run (Sunday, Dec. 2, at Northampton, MA)

Don't forget to sign up for the Hot Chocolate Run and join Team UMass AWM and Friends! We've already raised over $200.00 for Safe Passage! You can register here. Keep your eyes open about some group training runs in November :)

November 2018

Sonia Kovalevsky Day (Saturday, Nov. 10, 9:30-2PM, at Mount Holyoke College)

The Mount Holyoke College chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics is hosting a Sonia Kovalevsky (SK) Day on November 10 from 9:30 - 2:00. SK Days are days of mathematical workshops and fun for local high school and middle school students! MHC is seeking volunteers! If you are interested in learning more about volunteering as part of the UMass AWM chapter, please email Tori Day at

October 2018

Yoga Night + Apple Cider + Apple Cider Donuts (Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6:00 - 7:00PM, at LGRT 1634)

Join us as we unwind from the stress of midterms and realign by practicing yoga, and having some delicious treats from Atkins! Bring a mat/towel/blanket and a friend :) If you are planning on attending, please RSVP here by the end of the day on Monday 10/15!

Lunch with Dr. Kavita Ramanan (Thursday Oct. 11 at 12:00PM)

Join AWM for lunch with Dr. Kavita Ramanan, who is visiting from Brown University to give the UMass Distinguished Lecture in Applied Mathematics! If you are interested, please RSVP here by Tuesday 10/9.

Lunch with Dr. Tselil Schramm (Thursday, Oct. 4 at 12:30PM)

Join AWM for lunch with Dr. Tselil Schramm, who is visiting from Harvard/MIT to speak at the UMass Discrete Math Seminar! Please RSVP here by noon on Monday 10/1.

September 2018

WIMIN Conference at Smith College (Saturday, Sep. 22)

Some chapter members will be attending the WIMIN conference at Smith College on September 22. E-mail if you are interested in going with that group and don't forget to register for the conference by September 7! More information here:

April 2018

Advancing Women's Impact in Mathematical Sciences Symposium (AWIMS) at WPI (Saturday, Apr. 7)

Some chapter members will be attending AWIMS at WPI! Registration has since closed, but if you have already registered and would like to come with the UMass AWM group, please e-mail

March 2018

Lunch with Dr. Matilde Lalín (Tuesday, Mar. 6 from 12:45 - 1:45pm at LGRT 1634)

Join us for lunch with Dr. Lalín from Universite de Montreal!

Pi Day Event (Saturday, Mar. 24 at 10:15 AM at Mount Holyoke College)

MHC AWM (with support from UMass AWM) is hosting a Pi Day 3mi run and/reception at MHC. The first 30 runners will receive a free t-shirt! If you are interested in attending and would like to coordinate rides with UMass AWM, please e-mail

Tea with Dr. Laure Flapan (Friday, Mar. 30 from 3 - 4pm at LGRT 1530)

Join UMass AWM for tea with Dr. Flapan from Northeastern!

February 2018

Movie Night! (Friday, Feb. 9 at 6pm at LGRT 1634)

AWM will be hosting a movie night on Friday, February 9, from 6:00 - 9:00pm in LGRT 1634. We will watch a Pixar movie and briefly discuss some of the math behind movie animation. This event is family friendly and open to all who are interested in the mathematical sciences and the mission of AWM. Please RSVP at the link below by the end of the day on Tuesday, 2/6 if you would like to be included in the count for food:

Google forms RSVP link

Lunch with Dr. Elina Robeva (Thursday, Feb. 22 from 12:30 - 1:30pm at LGRT 1634)

Join us for lunch with Dr. Robeva from MIT!

December 2017

Joint Meeting with MHC AWM Chapter (Friday, Dec. 1 at 5pm at LGRT 1528)

Join us for a joint meeting with the MHC AWM chapter! We will be discussing creating a joint newsletter, planning a Pi Day Event, and organizing a one day spring conference!

Pizza will be provided.

Graduate Student Community Meal (Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 5:30pm at LGRT 1634)

Join us for a graduate student community meal where we will discuss what AWM can be doing for graduate students and work on forming an active and engaged grad student community.

Dinner will be provided, please RSVP by the end of the day on Sunday 12/3.

Please email if you have any questions!

Pizza will be provided.

Reading Day Study Session (Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 12 - 3:00pm)

We will be hosting a reading day study session (with lunch provided) on Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 12:00 - 3:00.

November 2017

Lunch with UMass Lecturers Cat Benincasa and Adena Calden (Monday, Nov. 6 at 11:30am at LGRT 1530)

Join the UMass AWM Chapter for lunch with UMass Lecturers Cat Benincasa and Adena Calden! Cat and Adena will talk a bit about their mathematical journeys and experiences teaching math!

This is a bring your own lunch event, but UMass AWM will provide some desserts.

Please RSVP using the Google form if you can come: RSVP Form

Math Club Talk: Tori Day, Squares Modulo p (Tuesday, Nov. 26 - 5:00 - LGRT 1528)

In this talk, we’ll focus on answering the two questions:
  1. Is -1 a square modulo p?
  2. Is 2 a square modulo p?

To do this, we’ll first review some modular arithmetic and what it means to be a square modulo p. Then, we will work together to answer those two questions and see some applications of those answers. We’ll end by stating the Law of Quadratic Reciprocity, and briefly talking about its proof and some applications, as time allows. There will be lots of examples to work out and patterns to find, so come ready to do some math!

October 2017

Math Club Talk - GaYee Park

Member Julie GaYee Park gave a math club talk. Here is her abstract:

Platonic solids are the three-dimensional analogy of regular n-gons. Unlike in the case of regular polygons, of which there are infinitely many, there are only five of these polyhedrons. In this talk we will talk about a brief history of Platonic solids and some of their interesting properties, including their geometric and group-theoretic structures. Then we will prove that there can be no more than five Platonic solids using two different approaches: geometric properties and combinatorial properties.

Grad School Panel

AWM was thrilled to invite 5 UMass graduate students from the math department to our graduate school panel. GaYee Park, Rose Berns-Zieve, Terry Mullen, Maddie Gordon, and Kristin Lieber joined us to share their experience with applying to graduate schools and deciding on what program was right for them. It was a great chance for undergraduates considering graduate school to gain insightful advice from current grad students.

September 2017

Hidden Figures Movie Night

AWM hosted a movie night screening Hidden Figures, an inspirational movie about three African-American women employed by NASA during the Space Race. We had a number of people join us for pizza, popcorn, and a chance to socialize with other math majors outside of the classroom.

April 2017

Brown Bag Lunch

Tuesday, April 4: Lunch with Dr. Christelle Vincent of UVM. Dr. Vincent visited UMass to speak at the Number Theory Seminar.

Coffee Hour

Thursday, April 13: Coffee Hour

Homework Night

Every Thursday from 4:00-6:00 @ LGRT 1528.

March 2017

Brown Bag Lunch

Thursday, March 23: Lunch with Dr. Ruth Charney (AWM President 2013-2015), who visited the department to give the Distinguished Lecture

October 2016

Lunch with Professor Grigsby!

Friday, October 14 at noon @ LGRT 1530: We had catered lunch with Professor Elisenda Grigsby from Boston College.

September 2016

Coffee Hour

Thursday, September 29 from 4:30-6pm @ LGRT 1634

April 2016

End of Semester Party

Friday, April 22 from 4-5pm @ LGRT 1634: This was a casual get-together. We talked about our plans and goals for next semester.

Lunch with Dr. Holly Krieger

Tuesday, April 26 from 12:50-1:50pm @ LGRT 1634

Brown Bag Lunch

Friday, April 15 from 12-1pm @ LGRT 1334

Homework Night

Thursday, April 14 from 6-8pm @ LGRT 1634

March 2016

Brown Bag Lunch

Friday, March 31 from 12:15-1pm @ LGRT 1114

Homework Night

Thursday, March 24 from 6-8pm @ LGRT 1634

Executive Council Meeting

Wednesday, March 23 from 2:30-3:30pm @ LGRT 202