Brown University hosted WINRS: A Meeting of Math Minds on March 4, 2017. The conference objectives were to introduce students and faculty, in particular women, to ongoing research in New England and bridge gaps between universities. We aimed to connect women in similar mathematical fields, as well as promote collaboration and share strategies for addressing issues facing women and other underrepresented groups in math. The conference was open to everyone, regardless of gender identity. The conference featured two plenary lectures, tutorials on encryption and data science, a panel on effective mentoring, a lunch meeting for the AWM Chapters and those interested in starting an AWM Chapter, and contributed talk and poster sessions. I was one of the four graduate students who helped co-organize the event, and served as the panel's facilitator.
The Brown AWM Student Chapter's goal is to connect the undergraduate and graduate students in the math and applied mathematics programs. We provide mentoring for the students and hold events to engage students in mathematics and provide them with information about opportunities in mathematics. Please email awm [at] brown.edu for more information.
Rose Whelan is a group aimed at creating community among the women graduate students in math and applied math. Since 2014, I have been a member of the society, as well as an event organizer. As of Fall 2016, I became the treasurer of the Rose Whelan society. I have helped organize and run final exam prep sessions for introductary math and applied math courses, like calculus, differential equations, and introductary probability and stats, in Dec. 2014, May 2015, Dec. 2015, May 2016, and Dec. 2016, as well as organize other social gatherings for the society members.