Category Archives: women in math

We Need to Talk

On the plane to San Diego for the joint meetings, I finally watched The Big Sick. There’s a throwaway line where a character, voice filled with shame and disgust, says “Who goes to a math conference to get laid?” A … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Inclusion and Simons Collaboration Grants

The Simons Foundation recently released new eligibility requirements for their Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians. These grants fund five years of collaboration-related expenses for a total of \$8,400 per year.  In previous years, the foundation accepted applications from PhDs in tenure-stream jobs … Continue reading

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Mathematicians have a super power: problem-solving. This power must be good for more than wowing our students with trig substitution. Lately I have run into some inspiring examples of mathematicians working to help address some bigger problems in the larger … Continue reading

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