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A Mathematically Gifted and Black Mama

Each year in celebration of Black History Month, the website Mathematically Gifted and Black features a daily profile of an outstanding Black mathematician.  Although each profile is noteworthy (please check out some of their past honorees), today we work in … Continue reading

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Post JMM Wrap-Up

As I write this, it’s been nearly a week since the conclusion of the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Denver. Over the past week, I have been decompressing (well, as much as one can decompress when classes started two days after … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season!

It’s that time of year when you start to get excited about how much work you will be able to get done during your winter break. Once those finals are graded, you will have time to catch up with collaborators, … Continue reading

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Why More Men in Mathematics Need to Take Parental Leave

By Robin Wilson When I was first asked to write this post, my plan was to write about the joys and hardships I had while caring for our first child while I had a semester on parental leave.  I quickly … Continue reading

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We may be mathematicians, but first and foremost, we’re humans.

By Allison Henrich Mathematicians are often portrayed as socially awkward, unempathetic creatures. This was not my experience of the mathematicians I met at the PIC MATH Data Analytics workshop in Provo, UT in the Spring of 2017. You see, at … Continue reading

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The Smart Girl’s Guide to Getting Noticed in Your New Job

By Karoline Pershell My career path has spanned academia, government, nonprofits and industry, and in early December 2017 I was coming full circle: I was preparing to start with the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) where I would be … Continue reading

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It’s like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder how I keep from going under…

This essay by Christina Eubanks-Turner is featured in the book Living Proof: Stories of Resilience Along the Mathematical Journey. One piece of advice I would give my younger self is to tell her that she WILL accomplish everything she puts … Continue reading

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Visible Motherhood

Our first contributor is Math Mama Yvonne Lai. Yvonne is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is the mother of 1 year old, Vivian.    I pump and breastfeed in public. It is one small … Continue reading

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The Road to Success

    I am Emille. You, Reader, probably do not know me. The relevant information for now is that I am a Black woman (yes, this is always relevant) in my very late 30s. I earned a PhD in mathematics … Continue reading

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Welcome to Math Mamas Blog

Welcome to the first post of our new blog “Math Mamas”!  We, the editors, were hoping to create a space where we can share our experiences, learn from each other, and discuss how our identity as women underrepresented in mathematics … Continue reading

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