women in math

about us

Women in Math (WIM) at the UCLA math department is an informal group of women graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and visitors.  We regularly hold lunches, dinners, and other social gatherings with the goal of fostering community and providing support for the women in the department. 

The Distinguished Women in Math Lecture Series features research talks by leading women mathematicians. During their time at UCLA, the speakers also meet with the Women in Math group to provide mentorship and build connections across the broader mathematical community. 

2021-2022  DWMLS Speakers and Guests

            Bryna Kra (Tel Aviv University) – Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker – Apr 25th
            Emily Riehl (Johns Hopkins University) – Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker – May 17th

2020-2021  DWMLS Speakers

            Ulrike Tillmann (University of Oxford) – May 18th
            Shiri Artstein-Avidan (Tel Aviv University) – May 20th

2018-2019 DWMLS Guests: Dinner & Networking Opportunities

            Eva Bayer-Fluckiger (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) – Nov 15th
            Nike Sun (MIT) – Nov 29th
            Tianyi Zheng (University of California, San Diego) – Feb 14th
            Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb (University of Cambridge) – Feb 19th
            Nalini Joshi (University of Sydney) – May 2nd
            Yvonne Stokes (University of Adelaide) – May 8th

2017-2018 DWMLS Speakers

            Sujatha Ramdorai (University of British Columbia) – Feb 8th
            Julia Pevtsova (University of Washington) – March 15th

2016-2017 DWMLS Speakers

            Jill Pipher (Brown University) – May 4th
            Lillian Pierce (Duke University) – May 25th           

2015-2016 DWMLS Speakers

           Georgia Benkart (University of Wisconsin, Madison) – Jan 11th            Raman Parimala (Emory University) – Feb 11th           Ingrid Daubechies (Duke University) – May 11th                 

Mission Statement

The aim of the Women in Math Mentorship Program (WIMMP) is to provide undergraduate women who are interested in or pursuing careers in mathematics with access to advising by current WIM graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. WIM is a trans-inclusive and nonbinary-inclusive group, and we welcome interest in the Mentorship Program from anyone who would like to try out the space. Our goals include:

  • Building a sense of community for early career women in mathematics fields
  • Increasing the visibility of women in mathematics
  • Providing advice on the difficulties of navigating a mathematics career, with some specific focus on the challenges facing women as an underrepresented minority
  • Social events and opportunities to get to know the WIM graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and fellow undergrads in the department
  • Small group meetings with mentors to share experiences and ask any questions
  • Opportunities to hear tips for applying to graduate school, conducting research in math, and access to information about outside opportunities for involvement in the math research community
Application Information
  • Applications are available early in the fall quarter
  • Mentors and mentees are matched for the academic year
  • For more information email uclawomeninmathematics@gmail.com

Career Talk by Dr. Andrea Trevino, Director of Data Science and Engineering, League of Legends at Riot Games – May 28, 2019

Southern California Women in Mathematics Symposium

The 10th annual symposium for Women in Math in Southern California (WimSoCal) was held March 24, 2018 at Pepperdine University. The symposium included opportunities for graduate students to give talks and network with more senior women mathematicians in Southern California.         

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