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.
- 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
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.
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:
Imagine Science Film Festival takes place on campus and many locations around NYC Oct 13-20. The theme this year is Hybrid, and the festival includes films made through collaborations between scientists and artists,l ab workshops, and a market day. TNS students can attend for free using this code ( IMAGINENEWSCH ) at the Eventbrite linked to the Festival The code will be not applicable to events at the following locations: Rubin Art Museum ; American Museum of Natural History; National Sawdust ; and Caveat- those tickets range between $8-20.
Come learn about Saha Global Positions in Ghana
Online info session Wednesday, Sept 27th 5:30-6:30pm
Registration open and limited: REGISTER HERE
Durable design. Community ownership. Sustainable impact. But don’t take our word for it…
RSVP to learn more about traveling to Ghana with Saha’s Global Leadership Program. Join Saha’s Founder & Executive Director Kate Cincotta to hear about New School student Eugenia Vivanco who worked with Saha in Mahmuruyili, northern Ghana last June. Eugenia’s hard work resulted in a water treatment business that’s still serving the community today, and we’re looking for more students like Eugenia for our upcoming winter program. In the past we’ve had a lot of interest from New School, and we would love to get similar students involved with our businesses this winter. Participants have found this program particularly valuable in growing their professional experience for careers in Public Health, Engineering, Environmental Science, International Relations and Development, and African Studies. you can join us…
– Working with a rural community to build a clean water business
– Training local women entrepreneurs how to run it
– Educating hundreds of families about the benefits of drinking clean water
To learn more or apply by Oct 25th go to sahaglobal.org/gotoghana
Kate Cincotta / Co-Founder & Executive Director
415.741.6747 / Ghana +233.20.080.1219