Women in Math

About Women in Mathematics at WashU

Washington University’s Association for Women in Mathematics (WUAWM) is a chapter of a national organization that works to promote women and gender equality in STEM fields, specifically math. Our goal is to create a support network for women in math both here at WashU and nationally.

AWM requires its members to be interested in math OR gender diversity in math OR equal opportunity; we are open to members of all majors and gender identities. Our current members include a variety of majors, and a combination of undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. We are a relatively new organization, so there are lots of opportunities for members to help shape the future of AWM!

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Explore more about what involvement with Women in Math entails by viewing our minutes of past meetings.

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Learn all about the latest from Association for Women in Math on your Facebook page. You can also get in touch at awmwashu@gmail.com.

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Sonia Kovalevsky Day at Washington University in St. Louis for Middle School Girls

Upcoming Event: SK Day on April 6

The annual Sonia Kovalevsky Day at Washington University in St. Louis for Middle School Girls honors the first woman to receive a doctorate in mathematics and encourages young women to continue their study of mathematics. Teachers and students from local middle schools are invited to attend.

  • Location: Washington University in St. Louis Danforth Campus

  • Date: Saturday, April 6, 2024

  • Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join students and faculty from WUSTL and SLU for a fascinating look into the world of mathematics; including:

- Secret Codes: Mathematics and Cryptography

- Mathematics of Knots

- Math-themed Puzzles and Games

- Coloring Maps: The four-color theorem

- Career Panel

This event is designed for chaperoned groups of middle school girls (6th, 7th, and 8th grade) from schools or organizations. Individual students are not eligible to attend. 

There is NO COST to attend. Lunch will be provided for all participants. Chaperones must register their group on the event's main website: https://sites.google.com/view/sk-day-at-wustl/home

Additional Resources for Women in Math

I came into WashU planning to take a calculus course, as most students do, in order to fulfill some basic requirements. However, as I took a few additional courses, I realized that Math is integral to our understanding of countless processes in the world, and wanted to continue pursuing it at a higher level. With the support of my major advisor, Association for Women in Mathematics, and the Calculus PLTL community, I have met several amazing people, strengthened my leadership skills, and have made lasting memories that I will continue to carry with me even after I graduate!

―Neeha KotteMathematics Major