We are excited to announce the first Association for Women in Mathematics Conference for Undergraduate and Graduate Students to be held Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Phillips Hall.
The conference is organized by the AWM Student Chapter at UNC-CH and is funded by an NSF INCLUDES WATCH:US Mini-Grant administered by the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
Pre-registration for the conference is closed at this time. Pre-registered participants will receive an email from the organizers during the week before the conference with information about parking, etc..
If you did not pre-register, you may register for free the day of the conference in Phillips Hall 330. Those who register day of will not be guaranteed lunch.
About the Conference
All students studying mathematics in the Triangle and surrounding areas of North Carolina are invited to attend. Women and underrepresented gender identities are invited to present. Graduate students may give 15 minute talks on research or education and undergraduate students may present a technical or expository poster.
Activities during the conference include a Keynote Lecture; a Mentoring Lunch connecting undergraduate and graduate students; panels on applying for post-docs, graduate school, and professional career paths; undergraduate posters; and graduate talks. Breakfast, lunch, and coffee will be provided for free to all participants.
Register to attend and/or present by Friday, February 9th, 2018. There is no registration fee.
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You can find a detailed schedule with times of individual talks here. A full list of abstracts for graduate student talks and undergraduate posters can be found here.
9:00-10:00 Breakfast/Registration (PH 330)
10:00-11:00 Graduate Research Talks I (PH 328, 332, 367, & 381)
11:00-12:00 Keynote Lecture: Dr. Sarah Greenwald (PH 215)
12:00-1:30 Mentor Lunch (PH 365)
1:30-2:30 Professional Job Opportunities Panel (PH 215)
2:30-3:30 Graduate Research Talks II (PH 328, 332, 367, & 381)
3:30-4:00 Undergraduate Poster Session and Coffee (PH 365)
4:00-5:00 Concurrent Panels: “Applying for Grad School” (PH 328) & “Applying for Academic Jobs” (PH 332)
Reimbursement for gas and up-front payment for a hotel Friday night before the conference will be offered as funds allow. Decisions on financial assistance will be announced shortly after registration ends.
Poster Resources for Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate students are invited to make a poster to be presented during an informal poster session. Posters can be expository or about an undergraduate research project. Topics covered in the Math Gems Seminar, class projects, or concepts learned in a reading course are all great material for an expository poster.
The conference will provide 36″ x 48″ trifolds to hang your poster. Posters should not exceed this size but may be smaller.
Check out the following links for advice, guidelines, and resources for preparing a poster!
- “How to Prepare a Poster“
- Examples of Undergraduate Posters from Dartmouth College
- LaTeX Poster Templates
- Technical Resources