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. 

2018-2019 DWMLS Guests: Dinner & Networking Opportunities

            Dr. Eva Bayer – Nov 15th
            Dr. Nike Sun Thursday – Nov 29th
            Dr. Tianyi Zheng – Feb 14th
            Carola Bibiane-Schonleib – Feb 19th
            Dr. Nalini Joshi – May 2nd
            Dr. Yvonne Stokes – May 8th

2017-2018 DWMLS Speakers

            Prof Sujatha Ramdorai – Feb 8th

            Prof Julia Pevtsova – March 15th 

2016-2017 DWMLS Speakers

            Jill Pipher (Brown University)

            Lillian Pierce (Duke University)

2015-2016 DWMLS Speakers

            Ingrid Daubechies (Duke University): “Sparsity in Data Analysis and Computation”

            Raman Parimala (Emory University): “Quadratic Forms over Function Fields”

            Georgia Benkart (University of Wisconsin, Madison): “Walking on Graphs”  

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 female graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. 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
Application Information
  • Quarterly mentorship dinner with department graduate students
  • Social events and opportunities to get to know graduate students and fellow female undergrads in the department
  • Opportunities for directed reading and seminar attendance guided by graduate students
  • Tips for applying to graduate school, conducting research in math, and access to information about outside opportunities for involvement in the math research community

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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