FWIMD is a one-day conference for women in mathematics and a half-day immersion experience for girls interested in mathematics.  The local FAU chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) will help facilitate this day and use existing AWM platforms to market FWIMD.


Undergraduate students, Graduate students, postdocs, and Faculty in Florida will:

  • Learn about the research of others
  • Present their work in an open, welcoming, supportive environment
  • Mentor across all levels: high school student with UG/GR students, UG/GR students with postdocs and faculty
  • Network across all levels: UG with GR students, GR students with postdocs, Postdocs with Faculty, etc.

High School students will:

  • Receive exposure to mathematics beyond the high school curriculum
  • Participate in speed mentoring by sitting in groups during lunch time and meeting new UG/GR student every 10 minutes, hearing about why they love math and what they have accomplished by studying mathematics
  • Attend a career panel and hear about mathematics in industry and academia
  • Have fun learning about classical ciphers, build a paper-based Enigma simulator, and learn about how modular exponentiation hides secret information

Tentative Agenda



UG, GR, Postdocs, Faculty

Middle School, High School Students

8:30 – 8:50

Registration (BC 128)


8:50 – 9:00

Welcome/Introduction (BC 128)


9:00 – 9:45

Research Presentations (BC 128)


9:45 – 10:00

Coffee and Networking (BC 128)

10:00 – 10:30

Research Presentations (BC 128)

10:30 – 10:45

Registration (BC 126)


10:45 – 11:00


11:00 – 12:00

Keynote Speaker (BC 126)

12:00 – 1:15

Lunch, Speed Mentoring (FAU Cafeteria)

1:15 – 2:15

Breakout Sessions (SE 319B)

Activity (SE 314)

2:15 – 3:15

Career Panel (SE 319B)

3:15 – 4:00

Group Photo, Celebration, Refreshments, Final Networking (SE 319B)


Building Code BC - 71: College of Medicine

Building Code SE - 43: Science and Engineering Building