Calendar Fall 2019

Date Time Place Description
August 21 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Union Plaza Plaza Fest
Advertise AWM to undergraduate students and encourage involvement.
August 27 5:20–6:00 p.m. JWB 335 Organizational Meeting
We will introduce our 2019-2020 committee, talk about the events planned for this year, look for volunteers to help us plan some events (this is a great way to get involved without taking the responsibilities of an officer position!) and listen to all your suggestions!
August 28 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. CSC College of Science Block party
August 28 4:00 - 6:00 PM LCB 225 LaTeX workshop for first time instructors
An introduction on how to use the exam class.
September 6 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. JWB 308 Lunch discussion
Led by Sabine Lang. A casual meeting to foster a sense of community.
September 12 4:00–5:00 p.m. LCB 215 Welcome the New Department Members
We would like to welcome the new department members to advertise our activites and encourage them be involved with the AWM. Everyone is welcome to meet them.
September 17 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Outdoors between LCB and JWB Riemann's Birthday Party joint with SIAM student chapter at the U of U, GSAC and USAC
Celebrate and socialize with old and new friends over pizza, games, chalk art, and more! Everyone is welcome to stop by!
September 27 4:30–6:00 p.m. CSC Table at the College of Science Homecoming Open
Come join the AWM at the College of Science Homecoming 2019 Open House! Demonstrations, activities, and tours will start at 4:30 pm. The program will include family-friendly activities related to astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Moving at their own pace, attendees can watch a physics show, see chemicals explode, peer into the microscopic world, stargaze using special daytime telescopes, and more.
October 16 1:00–1:30 p.m. GC 2560 Workshop with the Defining Your Path - Field Trip Program
With 7th and 8th grade students from TRIO Upward Bound. This initiative provides an opportunity for our student chapter to connect with the Salt Lake City community and to continue our efforts towards diversity, equity, and inclusivity in STEM. We have planned a hands-on activity for each group and will have various volunteers from our department interacting with K-12 students.
October 18 12:00–1:15 p.m. LCB 121 Lunch discussion
Led by Allechar Serrano Lopéz. A casual meeting to foster a sense of community.
October 22 3:00–4:00 p.m. LCB Loft Life as a Math Grad Student Panel joint with USAC
Have you wondered what graduate school in math would be like? AWM and USAC are hosting a panel of graduate students to answer your questions and offer advice.
October 25 12:00–1:30 p.m. LCB Loft AWM + SIAM Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month and LGBT History Month joint with SIAM student chapter at the U of U
Come hang out over games and snacks! Resources will be available to learn about the history of these months, as well as celebrating mathematicians from these communities!
November 1 9:30–10:30 a.m. LCB 323 AWM Speaker Series
The speaker is Agnès Beaudry. Agnès is at CU Boulder. She is on the diversity committee at CU Boulder and a member of Women in topology.
November 2 8:00–9:30 a.m. Union Table at the College of Science Science Day
High school students (grades 9-12) from around the intermountain west are invited to attend a day of science-related workshops. These interactive workshops give high school students a great look at laboratory research and career opportunities in science, math and engineering.
November 7 4–5 p.m. JWB 335 AWM Speaker Series: Why Stereotypically Feminine Traits are Good for Math
Genevieve Walsh got her PhD at the University of California, Davis, under the advisement of William Thurston. She is now a professor at Tufts University doing research in Geometric Topology, Hyperbolic Geometry, and Geometric Group Theory.
November 12 4:35–5:35 p.m. JWB 335 Professor Panel
Come hear six professors present their research in a 5-minute nutshell, followed by a chance to chat with them. You could meet your future Ph.D. advisor!
November 15 12–1:30 p.m. LCB Loft AWM + SIAM Celebrate Native American Heritage Month joint with SIAM student chapter at the U of U
Come hang out over games and snacks! Resources will be available to learn more and to celebrate Native American mathematicians!
November 21 9:30–11:15 a.m. Workshop with the Defining Your Path - Field Trip Program
With 7th-9th grade students from Weber School District GEAR UP. This initiative provides an opportunity for our student chapter to connect with the Salt Lake City community and to continue our efforts towards diversity, equity, and inclusivity in STEM. We have planned a hands-on activity for each group and will have various volunteers from our department interacting with K-12 students.
November 22 12:00–1:15 p.m. LCB 121 Lunch discussion
Led by Hannah Hoganson. A casual meeting to foster a sense of community.
December 4 12:00–1:00 p.m. JWB 333 End-of-Semester Meeting
Come share your feedback on the events from this semester, and let us know what you would like to see in the future.

Events Organized by Other Organizations

Date Time Place Description
September 24, October 22, November 26 10:00–11:30 a.m. Sill 116 Privilege, Whiteness, and Critical Praxis
This working group was piloted this past summer and the facilitators are excited to roll it out to the U’s larger campus starting this Fall. This working group will meet once a month to acknowledge, deconstruct, and process White privilege. Please register, if you are interested in participating this semester or sign-up for the waitlist for future semesters. For a description see the registration/sign-up form.
October 8 7:00–8:30 p.m. The Grand Theatre, SLCC 2019 Tanner Forum
The Tanner Forum on Social Ethics brings nationally and internationally recognized speakers in the area of social ethics to Salt Lake Community College annually. This year the invited speaker is a mathematican, Talithia Williams. For more information see http://www.slcc.edu/tanner/index.aspx
November 20 1:00–2:00 p.m. Gould Auditorium, Mariott Library Diversity and Inclusion Myth Busters by Julie Simmons
Julie Simmons has been in the technology industry for 25+ years. She is currently the co-founder & Chief Operating Officer of ForgeDX, a software company that helps other companies accelerate sales with their product experience platform, IdeaCloud. Julie has been honored by Utah Business 30 Women to Watch and is on the Women Tech Council Executive Board, where she chairs the Women Tech Council Diversity & Inclusion Best Practices Forum. She is passionate about promoting STEM and mentoring young people to find careers they love. She graduated cum laude from Utah State University and holds an MBA from the University of Utah.
On Wednesday, Nov 20th, Julie will be discussing common misconceptions about Diversity and Inclusion and how the two can greatly benefit one’s team, company, or organization. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to come learn about how to be better leaders through building more inclusive teams.

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