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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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