On Friday, September 16, from 4-5 pm, MIT Professor of Mathematics Gigliola Staffilani presented “From Disorder to Order: How a Mathematician Sees Life and Work” about her research and her experience in mathematics to about 10 to 15 math students. The event was held in Emerson 210 (note this new location) and refreshments were provided!
On February 20 at 6 pm, GIIM invited Po-Shen Loh, head coach of the USA IMO team and founder of expii to discuss his views about inclusivity in math education. Dinner from Dumpling House was served! He talked at length about the importance of math education accessible to anyone.
On Wednesday, December 2, at 6 pm, Professor Jill Pipher, former president of the Association of Women in Mathematics, spoke about her experience as a leader of AWM and as a women in Brown’s math department. Thai food was served and around 10 people attended.
On Wednesday, October 28 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Kate Jenkins from Akamai will run a discussion about issues that women in math face. The event will be held in Emerson 108 and dinner will be provided. All genders and concentrations welcome!
On October 13 from 6 – 7 pm, Dartmouth Professor of Math Carolyn Gordon talked about her research “You can’t hear the shape of the drum” and address the importance of confidence for women in math. Dinner was provided. Around 10 – 15 students attended; here are some photos from the event.
The second event in the speaker/discussion series was a data science and diversity tech talk hosted by Facebook on Tuesday, September 22 at 6 pm in Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall. Around 20 people attended the talk. The Facebook Analytics team performs large-scale data analysis, identifies actionable insights, suggests recommendations and influences the direction of the … More Facebook Data Science and Diversity Tech Talk
The Fall 2015 speaker series kickoff was held on Monday, September 14, at 6:30 – 7:30 pm in Emerson 108. It featured Professor Moon Duchin (Professor of Math at Tufts University and Harvard BA ’98 in Math and Women’s Studies) and Cathy O’Neil (author of the popular blog mathbabe.org; Harvard PhD ’99 in Mathematics) discussing … More Speaker Series Kickoff: Professor Moon Duchin and Cathy O’Neil
A panel to begin discussion of the gender gap in math within Harvard in response to the survey was organized by co-presidents Meena Boppana and Vikram Sundar and project co-chair Cherie Hu. The panel consisted of Prof. Gigliola Staffilani, a professor of mathematics at MIT, Rediet Adebe, a graduate student at Harvard in computer science, … More Gender Gap in Math Discussion