WiMSoCal 2020

Symposium for Women in Mathematics in Southern California

March 7-8 University of California, Irvine

The symposium will provide an opportunity for women in mathematics in the Southern California area to get to know each other on a personal as well as professional level. Our aim is to create a network of women mathematicians in the Southern California area in order to nurture collaborations and provide a framework for mentoring. These relationships can facilitate mathematicians branching into new areas of mathematics, exploring the variety of ways of contributing mathematically to society and the profession, and maintaining a healthy balanced life.

  • Learn about the research of other women in Southern California 
  • Present your work in a supportive environment 
  • Network with other Southern California women mathematicians 
  • Explore issues surrounding being a woman in mathematics 

The symposium can be particularly valuable for students and junior faculty planting roots in Southern California, but… Everybody is welcome!!

The symposium will extend over two days, March 7 and 8. For a detailed schedule, please click here: https://sites.ps.uci.edu/wimsocal-2020/program/

Thanks to generous funding provided by UC Irvine, School of Physical Sciences, the symposium is free and all meals will be provided, as well as parking for non-local attendees. In addition, lodging in double occupancy rooms will be for the first 40 attendees. (Should you opt for not sharing a room at the Atrium hotel, we will reimburse up to half the cost of a single occupancy room.)
All participants must register, using the form below.

Deadline: 3/1/2020

If you want, you can give a 20-min talk on your research, or an expository talk describing a problem of interest, please include an abstract in your registration. Talks describing interesting approaches to classroom teaching are also welcome.
Abstract received by 2/28/2020 will have priority for consideration.

For questions or more information, please email: wimsocal2020@math.uci.edu

Program Highlights include:

  • 3 Keynote Speakers:

           Ranthony A.C. Edmonds, The Ohio State University

           Aisha Najera, the RAND Corporation

           Erica Graham, Bryn Mawr College

  • Presentations by participants
  • A special screening of the movie Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani (with documentary creator George Csicsery)
  • Breakout sessions to allow discussions in small groups
  • Plenty of opportunities to chat and get to know one another, including a walk on the beautiful Orange County beach! (Transportation between the conference site and the beach will be provided.)


Hotel Information

Previous Meetings

This conference supports the Welcoming Environment Statement of the Association for Women in Mathematics