Graduate Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics

The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.

A female student sits in a large study hall and looks up from her textbook. The logo for the Illinois Student Chapter of the Association for Mathematics is in the lower right corner. A banner at the top reads "Supporting women and gender minorities in math."

The Illinois Graduate Student Chapter of the AWM seeks to further these goals by providing a community for women graduate students through our activities and to assist them in advancing in their careers through professional development opportunities. We also seek to expand the future community of women mathematicians through outreach to local students in grades K-12, as well as the home-schooled community. Our University of Illinois student chapter received the 2018 AWM Student Chapter Award for Community Outreach, awarded by the Association for Women in Mathematics in recognition of our outstanding engagement with the local community by highlighting women in mathematics and demonstrating the power and fascination of mathematics.

In 2023, the AWM graduate chapter launched a summer workshop for women and gender minorities in their first or second years of the PhD program. 


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Membership is open to all regardless of gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. Joining our mailing list is the best way to keep apprised of our chapter activities!

The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Association for Women in Mathematics, the Illinois Department of Mathematics, or the University of Illinois.

Executive Board 2022-2023

President: Maddy Ritter
Vice President: Yansy Perez
Secretary: Ada Stelzer
Treasurer: Alex Pacun
Social Committee Chair: Vi Anh Nguyen
Academic Committee Chair: Wonwoo Kang & Lily Gergle
Outreach Committee Co-chairs: Kendra Song & Alex Song
Faculty Advisor: Amanda Young