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Women In Mathematics


Resources at the U
IT Program for Women - Programs for K-12, undergraduate and graduate students and the Distinguished Women Scientists and Engineers Speakers Series.
"Female Science Professor"
"A PhD is Not Enough"
"Ms. Mentor's Impeccable Advice to Women in Academia"
"What the Best College Teacher Do"
Graduate Students: General
Headlines and Deadlines for Students - Current information of events in mathematical sciences, geared towards students (and non-gender specific).
Graduate Study in the Computer and Mathematical Sciences: A Survival Manual
How to be a Good Graduate Student
Advice on Research and Writing
IMA Workshops "Career Options for Women in the Mathematical Sciences
This IMA workshop was held April 2-4, 2009, to help familiarize women in the mathematical sciences with professional opportunities in industry and government labs. Speakers and panelists included women from industry, national labs, and academia. All talk abstracts and video of the talks can be found online at The following talks may be of particular interest to graduate students:

  1. Planning Ahead:
    This talk discusses steps graduate students can take along the way to help themselves when they need to apply for jobs.
  2. How to Write a Grant:
    This talk gives advice about how to write a grant to national fundingagencies, such as the NSF.
  3. Leadership Skills and Developing a Technical Research Program:
    This talk discusses some differences between research-oriented and teaching-oriented schools.
  4. Interviewing Skills:
    This talk discusses interviewing for industrial and academic positions.
  5. Using Mathematics to Transform Communities:
    Ever wonder what you could do with a PhD besides teach or work in industry? In this talk, Tanya Moore discusses how she her PhD in biostatistics led her to work in non-profit organizations.
Similar Math Groups Outside the U
The Noetherian Ring at UC Berkeley
Resources for Women in Math
Key Issues: Women in Math
Women in Math Project