News from the Mathematical Sciences AWM Student Chapter

December 15, 2015

The Clemson AWM Student Chapter took part in a poster session at this year’s MathFest. Rachel Grotheer presented the poster, which was created in collaboration with Amy Grady, Fiona Knoll and Becca Knoll. The poster session was held to celebrate 10 years of AWM student chapters. During the session, members from different chapters, conference participants, and students wishing to start chapters spoke with representatives from various schools to ask questions and get ideas. Many people were very impressed with Clemson AWM Student Chapter and its organization of events, such as:

  •   interview fashion show
  •   bowling outing
  •   math auction
  •   tea times

Several chapters were interested in doing similar things on their campuses. The Clemson Chapter of AWM is excited to put into practice some of the ideas they received from other chapters!This summer MathFest was extra special because the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) celebrated its 100th anniversary. The conference had record-breaking attendance with over 2500 participants. During the celebration, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) participated both by presenting the MAA with a commemorative statuette and with the poster session. Happy 100th to the MAA!

This fall, AWM has planned many events, such as:

  •   semester kick-off
  •   panel on interships and REU’s for undergrads
  •   panel on summer oportinities for grad students
  •   fall celebration with a pumpkin carving competition

For more information you can check out our Facebook page, Clemson Chapter for Association for Women in Mathematics. If you are not already on our mailing list, and would like to be added contact, Becca Knoll at