AWM Workshop:
Focus on Research and Career Experiences

held in conjunction with the
Ninth SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics (July 12-15, 1998)
and the SIAM Annual Meeting (July 13-17, 1998),
University of Toronto, Canada

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) will hold a workshop from Sunday evening through Tuesday morning, July 12-14, 1998. These events are held in conjunction with the Ninth SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics (July 12-15, 1998) and the 1998 SIAM Annual Meeting (July 13-17, 1998). AWM and SIAM welcome your participation.

The sessions focus on showcasing the research of women graduate students and postdoctoral mathematicians and helping individuals to prepare for careers in the mathematical sciences. Our first session is a minisymposium which focuses on career planning and career experiences. Our workshop also has three research minisymposia presented by postdoctoral mathematicians and a poster session presented by graduate students. In addition, starting off our events on Sunday evening will be a dinner with a keynote speaker.

There is NO registration fee for the AWM Workshop. The minisymposia and poster session are open to all SIAM Meeting attendees. Preregistration for the AWM dinner is strongly encouraged. Tickets on-site will be very limited. Individuals can inquire about ticket availability from the AWM staff on-site or by contacting the AWM office, 4114 Computer and Space Sciences Bldg., University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-2461; 301-405-7892 or awm@math.umd.edu. For further information on the workshop, contact the workshop chairperson, Suzanne Lenhart (lenhart@math.utk.edu) or Dawn Wheeler at the AWM office (awm@math.umd.edu).

Volunteers Needed

"Volunteers are needed to be "mentors" at the AWM Workshop (July 12-14, 1998) held in conjunction with the SIAM meetings at the University of Toronto (July 12-17, 1998). Mentors are matched with a postdoc, who is giving a talk in the workshop. Mentors should attend the talk of the postdoc and give some constructive advice about the talk. If possible, the mentor should attend the AWM dinner to get introduced to the postdoc or arrange to talk with the postdoc at some other time." "Volunteers are also needed to participate in a "get-acquainted" session on Sunday afternoon, July 12 at the Toronto workshop. Career advice and situations will be discussed at the session." If interested, volunteers should contact Suzanne Lenhart at lenhart@math.utk.edu or the AWM office at awm@math.umd.edu.

Program
Sunday, July 12 - Tuesday, July 14

Sunday, July 12, 1998

4:00 PM-6:00 PM
AWM Discussion Group
(for selected Workshop participants, discussion group leaders, and mentors)
Room: Sidney Smith 2130

7:00 PM-9:30 PM
AWM Dinner Banquet
On the Career Road and Some Thoughts about Traffic
Keynote Speaker: Rosemary E. Chang, Silicon Graphics Computer Systems
(see AWM staff on-site for ticket availability or email awm@math.umd.edu prior to the meeting)
Room: Hart House, Music Room

Monday, July 13, 1998

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
AWM Minisymposium on Career Planning and Career Experiences
For speakers and presentation information, see MS9.
Room: Sidney Smith 2130

2:00 PM-4:00 PM
AWM Minisymposium on Mathematical Biology
For speakers and presentation information, see MS17.
Room: Sidney Smith 2130

2:00 PM-4:00 PM
AWM Minisymposium on Discrete Math/Modeling
For speakers and presentation information, see MS18.
Room: Sidney Smith 2128

Tuesday, July 14, 1998

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
AWM Minisymposium on PDEs and Applications
For speakers and presentation information, see MS19.
Room: Sidney Smith 2130

12:30 PM-2:00 PM
AWM Poster Session
Poster presentation by selected graduate students.
AWM will have refreshment items available during the poster session.
Room: Sidney Smith 2130

Abstracts of the AWM minisymposium talks and poster presentations will appear in the SIAM Annual Meeting Abstract Booklet that will be distributed on-site.

AWM is grateful to the SIAM Conference Department for all their efforts on behalf of the workshop and all AWM activities. AWM also wishes to thank all the AWM members who volunteered their time and expertise for these activities. A special thank you is extended to Professor Suzanne Lenhart (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) who kindly served as the 1998 Workshop Organizer. AWM also wishes to express its gratitude to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) for support of the AWM workshop.

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
4114 CSS Bldg., College Park, MD 20742-2461

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TJF Created: 3/18/98, MMD Updated: 5/27/98