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:

Imagine Science Film Festival: Tickets Open

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.

Sept 27 ARTSCIENCE Scientists Talks Series on Campus

The Civic Liberal Arts Project is opening a series of Scientist Talks to students through a collaboration with the LIGO (Art Science project) and Theater professor, Zisan Ugurlu.

The first speaker Scott Lowe, Chair of Cancer Biology at Memorial Sloan Kettering  will be presenting work that he did with choreographer, NoraPetroliunas, to create an artscience project focused on his research in cancer.

Lowe will be speaking to Zisan’s class on Wednesday Sept 27 from 11:55am- 1:30pm in Room 001 Basement in 66 West 12th Street and you are invited to join them.

See these resources produced by Ligo to connect topics of genetic diversity and phenotypic diversity with genetic engineering  and to understand how they are using embryonic stem cells to study cancer in mice. Nora then applies this work to her work through the Pharmacy Project seeking analogies on how our environments and genetics can influence how we feel.

YouTube Video. ArtScience with the Dance company Pharmacy Project led by choreographer Petroliunas . Link ( 9 min)

YouTube Video:  AoS  Cancer of the Colon in Simple Talk. Why the colon replenishes itself.  Link (6:46 min)

YouTube Video . AoS Lesson in the Lab. More Science oriented on techniques.  Link (7 min)

Animation of Cell Cycle Control: Bohan, M. 2005. Checkpoints and Cell Cycle Control: Normal and Abnormal Cell Division. President and Fellows of Harvard College and MCB- HHMI OutreachView the animation by clicking this link

Sept 27th 5:30-6:30pm Ghana Global Program

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

Kate Cincotta / Co-Founder & Executive Director

415.741.6747 / Ghana +

Saha Global





Dear math enthusiasts,

In celebration of Global Math Week (beginning October 10), MoMath has three exciting free offers to share with you:

Symposium – Saturday, October 7
MoMath has helped organize a symposium for mathematicians, math educators, and those who are involved with math outreach.  All are welcome to attend this free event on Saturday, October 7, at NYU’s Courant Institute, including breakfast and lunch, but you must register at to participate.

Celebration – Saturday, October 7
A celebration of Global Math Week will also take place later that evening at the National Museum of Mathematics, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  Come experience more than three dozen engaging math exhibits, plus enjoy music and refreshments, along with some of the nation’s top names in mathematics.  The celebration is free to all symposium attendees, but registration is required:

Free Admission – Sunday, October 8
The next morning, on Sunday, October 8, it’s time for Free Play!  All are invited to bring the entire family to MoMath free of charge from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, courtesy of OppenheimerFunds.  John Conway, renowned Princeton mathematician, will be on hand from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm to meet, greet, and chat with visitors to the Museum.

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Sept 18: Health Equity/ Race in the US

Race in the United States: Health Equity

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 AT 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM 

University Center, UL10463 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Race in the United States: Health Equity

Guest speaker: Professor Arjumand Siddiqi

Canada Research Chair in Population Health Equity
Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Topic: Why the ‘pull yourself up by your bootstrap’ rhetoric and accompanying neoliberal policies are making us sick?

“Race in the USA” is The New School’s second University free public course on post-election America, and is sponsored by the Provost’s Office and the 2017 Henry Cohen Lecture Series of The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy.

If you can’t make it to our NYC campus, watch + engage live with each week’s lecture on Facebook or Livestream. Follow the conversation on social media.

For questions and reservations, please write to View the full list of lectures in the Race in the U.S. Lecture Series here.