What is GROW?

Graduate Research Opportunities for Women (GROW) is a conference for women-identified students interested in graduate school in the mathematical sciences.

When and where is GROW 2016?

GROW 2016 Conference: October 14-16, 2016 – Northwestern University, Evanston Campus

Participants arrive Friday evening and depart Sunday afternoon. Formal activities begin Saturday morning. See the Schedule of Events for more details.

What does GROW 2016 cost? 

We will reimburse travel expenses and accommodation for all participants; meals will be provided.

Activities include:

  • Research Lectures by Nancy Rodriguez-Bunn, Antonio Auffinger, and Teena Gerhardt
  • Banquet Dinner with a Keynote Speaker Dusa McDuff,Barnard College, Columbia University.
  • Panel Discussions on mathematical sciences:  Getting into Graduate School; Careers in Academia; Research in Mathematics
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Help with preparing applications for graduate school, REU’s, and Semester Long Programs
  • Opportunities for mentoring by graduate students and faculty
  • Meet previous GROW participants and hear about their experiences
  • See Schedule of Events for a full list of discussions and panelists

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Essay Contest

Here is yet another wonderful opportunity from AWM:

To increase awareness of women’s ongoing contributions to the mathematical sciences, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and Math for America are co-sponsoring an essay contest for biographies of contemporary women mathematicians and statisticians in academic, industrial, and government careers. AWMessayContest

The essays will be based primarily on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical sciences career. This contest is open to students in the following categories: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, and College Undergraduate. At least one winning submission will be chosen from each category. Winners will receive a (monetary) prize, and their essays will be published online at the AWM web site. Additionally, a grand prize winner will have his or her submission published in the AWM Newsletter. The Deadline for the AWM Essay Contest is January 31 each year.   Follow this link to access the contest details and application:

Furthermore, I would like to recommend the subject of your interview, – Dr. Linda Keen (assuming that she agrees).  I first heard of Linda Keen when I began investigating advanced mathematical fields during my senior year at Hunter College, in preparation for graduate study.  I read quite a few of her publications, and even though I did not yet have sufficient expertise to fully appreciate the depth of her contributions, I found the articles very captivating and interesting.  The main ideas were communicated in a very engaging clear manner making them very accessible for a novice.  During my graduate work I was lucky enough to end up in her Complex Analysis class, and the “real” Linda Keen did not disappoint. She graciously agreed to be my PhD adviser, and, thanks to her, and the network of mathematicians she was affiliated with, I had a very fruitful and rewarding graduate experience.  I strongly suspect that if one of you decide to enter the contest, you will find Dr. Keen to be an inspirational woman with a impressive list of achievements that contributed to the discipline as well as the empowerment of women within it.  Below are links to some of her abbreviated online bios, as well as her own CUNY Graduate Center profile:

July 8-9 Free Screening Online: Creeping Garden

This weekend, watch a real life science fiction movie exploring a world creeping right beneath our feet, where time and space are magnified and intelligence redefined.

This weekend, watch the award-winning feature film “The Creeping Garden” on Labocine.

It’s an “infinitely curious and sometimes creepy documentary” about slime mold, and the work of fringe scientists, mycologist, and artists who study it.

“Imagine if Stanley Kubrick and Douglas Trumbull were tasked with making a 1970s educational science film about the pods from Don Siegel’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers and you’re some way to understanding The Creeping Garden.”  – TWITCHFILM

Variety calls it “Improbably delightful.”

View “The Creeping Garden” on July 8 – 9.


June 6: “The Water’s Edge” Exhibition and Discussion of the fate of the coastline ecosystems

I will be attending this event with Alan McGowan. Come and join us!

VIP Preview of “The Water’s Edge” Exhibition
Designed as a visual conversation between Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier, partners in life, love, photography, and conservation, “The Water’s Edge” showcases stunning photographs that document the sublime but fragile coastlines and endangered ecosystems from the icy waters of the Arctic to the shores of Papua New Guinea.

Tuesday, June 6
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Please RSVP here

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco

Former Kiribati President Anote Tong

Gregory Stone and Nishan Degnarain

Coinciding with The U.N. Ocean Conference and World Oceans Day, we hope you will join us for a unique collaboration celebrating the launch of two creative conservation endeavors:

 Book signing for “Soul of the Sea in the Age of the Algorithm”

Drawing on the fields of science, economics, and business strategy, authors Gregory Stone, Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist for Oceans at Conservation International, and Nishan Degnarain, economist and co-leader of the World Economic Forum’s Special Initiative on Oceans, chart the future of humankind’s relationship to the ocean.

Program highlights:

  • Welcome from Paul Nicklen, Cristina Mittermeier and Greg Stone

  • Remarks from former Kiribati President Anote Tong on the “Pacific Rising Plan” supporting low-lying island nations.

May 9th: Handmaid’s Tale Screening and Discussion: Reproductive Justice

Interested in issues of reproductive justice?

The Lang Civic Engagement and Social Justice Committee invites you to the final Equity, Diversity and Inclusion workshop of the year, where we will screen the pilot episode of The Handmaid’s Tale and discuss issues of sexism and gender dynamics. Food will be served afterwards.

In response to student demands, full-time faculty voted to require of themselves to attend at least two workshops on equity, diversity and inclusion this academic year. For the final workshop offered this academic year, we welcome and encourage all faculty, staff and students to attend.

Event Details:

Lang Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion End-of-Year Workshop

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Room UL104, University Center


May 2: Communitology Public Health Project

6 East 16th Street
Room 1604 
‘Communitology’ is a a proposed public health research center, curricular, and training platform for leveraging design practices and evidence-based research to reduce disparities in East Harlem (EH). Parsons Design, PetLab and Mount Sinai School of Medicine are looking for input. communitology