Florida Women in Mathematics Dayawm
February 9, 2019
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida
 

Summary: 

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.

Goals:

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

High School Students

9:15-9:30 am 

Welcome/Introduction

 

9:30-10:45 am

Research Talks, Presentations     

 

10:45-11:00 am    

Coffee/Networking

             Welcome/Introduction               

11:00-12:00 am

Keynote Speaker

12:00-1:15 pm

Lunch, Speed Mentoring

1:15-2:15 pm

Breakout Sessions

Activity

2:15-3:15 pm

Career Panel

3:15-4:00 pm

Group Photo, Celebration, Refreshments and final Networking