The new student chapter of Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) created by Dr. Jonelle Hook, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, is off to a great start.  Members participated in an AWM webinar on November 19th which connected them to the AWM headquarters and other AWM student chapters around the United States. The next meeting is being held on Tuesday December 8th at 4pm in SCI 117.

Their first big event will be held on January 28, 2016. Dr. Sommer Gentry (http://www.usna.edu/Users/math/gentry/) from the U.S. Naval Academy will be the inaugural speaker for the AWM Lecture Series.

Below is a brief description of the purpose and benefits to becoming a member of this unique group.

From the AWM chapter by-laws:

Article II: Purpose

1.       The Chapter is organized and will be operated for educational and scientific purposes to promote the following:

a.       an increased knowledge of and greater interest in the mathematical sciences, including pure and applied mathematics, statistics, and their applications;
b.      a greater understanding of the contributions of women in the mathematical sciences; and
c.       mentoring and encouraging women and girls as they prepare for careers in the mathematical sciences.

Benefits from AWM website:

·         Each student gets a free AWM membership. (Free newsletter and great on resume!)
·         Networking. (Get in touch with a community of women in your field!)
·         Outreach. (Enjoy social events and get involved in the local community!)

Meet our Officers:

President: Samantha Bamberger
Vice-president: Catherine Lynch
Secretary: Colleen Coleman
Treasurer: Julia Reilly-Edwards

Congratulations to Dr. Hook and her team of officers! If you are a student and interested in joining this group please contact either Dr. Hook or President, Samantha Bamberger or stay connected with our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/mountawm.