Additional Resources for Breakouts

Health Equity Speaker Series – Racial Microaggressions in Academic Spaces: Scope & Impact presented by Monnica Williams Website | Video

Nerds? Or Nuts? Pop Culture Portrayals of Mathematicians, Etc., A Review of General Semantics, Vol. 58, No. 2 (Summer 2001), pp. 172-178 (7 pages) Article

Popular Cultural Portrayals of Those Who Do Mathematics, Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal, Issue 27, Article 7, Winter 1-1-2004 Article

Math Club Activities

Programs and Fellowships

EDGE Summer Program, a four-week program designed to help women succeed in math graduate school

National Security Agency handout

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships: The application opens in late July and early August of each year. Read “Merit Review Criteria” carefully as the applications shall be reviewed under those criteria. Also, please check out helpful “Tips” for application preparation.

Polymath REU

Summer@BSME brochure

BSME Informational Video

Women and Mathematics Conference, apply by Feb. 16

Careers Brochure

Hotel Details

Networking Mixer Hosts | Saturday 5:15 p.m.

Emily Riehl portrait

Emily Riehl

Professor of Mathematics, Plenary Speaker
Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Emily Riehl is a professor in the Department of Mathematics at Johns Hopkins University working on higher category theory and homotopy type theory. She is both an organizer and lecturer for the HoTTEST Summer School, a co-host of the n-Category Café, a founding board member of Spectra, and a contributor to the nLab, a category-theory wiki. She completed her bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard and her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 2011, under the direction of J. Peter May. Riehl was awarded the 2021 AWM Joan & Joseph Birman Research Prize and named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2022. Riehl played Australian rugby (known as footy) for the U.S. national team in 2011, 2014, and 2017, at an international tournament for national squads hosted in Australia. She now trains for ultramarathons.

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Amanda Carr

Applied Research Mathematician, Invited Guest
National Security Agency

Amanda Carr graduated from Goucher College in 2002 with a BA in Mathematics and Computer Science, and has spent over 20 years at the National Security Agency in a variety of technical rolls across mission offices. From 2017 to 2019 she served as a leader in NSA’s Math Development Programs, guiding newly-hired mathematicians through their first few years at the Agency. In her current position she engages with commercial partners to solve some of NSA’s most difficult technical challenges, and also spends time helping recruit and hire the next generation of mathematical talent. In her free time Amanda volunteers and fosters for a local animal shelter and has recently started learning improv.

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Leigh Foster

Invited Graduate Student
University of Oregon

Leigh Foster is a fifth-year graduate student at the University of Oregon researching algebraic and enumerative combinatorics under the advisement of Ben Young. Her research involves taking results from 'easier' models and creating measure-preserving maps to prove results in 'harder' models. She also loves sharing and teaching mathematics at all levels. She received her bachelor's degree in 2019 from the Metropolitan State University of Denver, and presented her undergraduate research at NCUWM the same year. She is excited to have the opportunity to be invited back as a graduate student to share her experiences and help other women in math.

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Kendall Gibson

Invited Graduate Student
Tulane University

Kendall Gibson is a fifth-year graduate student at Tulane University where she studies computational fluid dynamics under advisor Dr. Lisa Fauci. She received her B.S. in mathematics from Louisiana Tech University in 2019. She has spent the last three summers working with the ConnecTU summer bridge program, and she looks forward to this opportunity to invest in and encourage undergraduate women in mathematics.

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Caroline Hammond

Invited Graduate Student
Dartmouth College

Caroline Hammond is a second-year graduate student working under her advisor Dr. Feng Fu. Her current research involves game theory and applied network dynamics from cultural and in silico perspectives. She obtained a B.S. in mathematics and computer science from the University of Delaware in 2022. This is Caroline’s first time at NCUWM, and she is looking forward to the event!

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Erin McNicholas

Professor of Mathematics, Invited Guest
Willamette University

Dr. Erin McNicholas is a full professor of mathematics at Willamette University. Before receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona she worked for the State of Oregon as a Metrologist and for the cryptography group at Sandia National Laboratory. Her research interests include Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Voting Theory, Graph Theory, and Cryptography. She has received teaching awards from Willamette University and the University of Arizona and has developed courses and materials that integrate multiple mathematical perspectives and highlight the contributions of underrepresented communities. As part of this work, she co-authored the textbook Explorations in Number Theory: Commuting through the Numberverse. She also enjoys painting and contributed artwork for Deck 2 of the Association for Women in Mathematics EvenQuads playing cards.

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Kirsten Morris

Invited Graduate Student
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Kirsten Morris is a third-year graduate student researching coding theory and pursuing a minor in electrical engineering under the advisement of Dr. Christine Kelley. She earned a B.S. in mathematics from Georgia College & State University and an M.A. in mathematics from the University of Georgia. Originally from Savannah, Georgia, Kirsten loves traveling, learning about new cultures, and creative endeavors. She is also on the NCUWM Organizing Committee.

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Juliette Mukangango

Invited Graduate Student
Colorado School of Mines

Juliette Mukangango is a fifth-year Ph.D. student in statistics at Colorado School of Mines. She also received a master’s in applied math and statistics in 2021 at Colorado School of Mines. Her current research interests include robust statistics and spatial data analysis. Juliette is originally from Rwanda and enjoys traveling and lifting weights.

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Anisah Nu'Man

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Invited Guest
Spelman College

Dr. Anisah Nu’Man is an assistant professor of mathematics at Spelman College. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Nu'Man obtained a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Spelman College and her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Nu'Man's research interests lie in geometric group theory and mathematics educations, in particular, approaches to alternative grading. Currently, she is the PI on the Targeted Infusion Project titled Keeping the STEM Gate Open (KSTEM-GO)-The Effects of Standards-Based Grading on the Achievement, Retention, and Agency of Black Female Students and is a director for the Simon Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute ADJOINT Workshop.

Mychelle Parker portrait

Mychelle Parker

Invited Graduate Student
University of California Santa Barbara

Mychelle Parker is a sixth-year graduate student at the University of California Santa Barbara where she is studying number theory with advisor Francesc Castella. She has received both B.S. and M.S. degrees in mathematics from Utah State University. In her free time, she enjoys playing board games, baking, and playing with Matches (her cat). This will be her first year attending NCUWM.

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Joana Perdomo

Invited Guest

Joana Perdomo is a senior systems engineer at Raytheon, an RTX business. She is currently a Systems Support Integrated Product Team Lead (IPTL) and analyst on a low-band radar program. In her free time, Joana is actively involved in STEAM outreach within the greater Los Angeles area, including being the lead mentor and coach for FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 6904: TeraWatts; supporting as a member of the FRC Los Angeles Regional Planning Committee; and serving as the co-chair of the NAF Engineering Academies Advisory Board in Compton, California. She earned her B.S. in mathematics from Harvey Mudd College and an M.S. in statistics from California State University, Fullerton.

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Angela Robinson

Mathematician, Invited Guest
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Angela Robinson is a mathematician in the Computer Security Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. She completed her B.S. in mathematics at Baylor University, M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics at Florida Atlantic University. Her research focuses on all aspects of code-based cryptography in the hamming metric and privacy-enhancing cryptography. She has participated in the NIST Post Quantum Cryptography standardization project since joining NIST in October 2018, helped with the development of FIPS 186-5, and helped develop the National Strategy on Advancing Privacy-Preserving Data Sharing and Analytics.

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Shelby Stowe

Invited Graduate Student
Colorado School of Mines

Shelby Stowe is a fifth-year graduate student at Colorado School of Mines studying mathematical biology. She graduated from Sterling College in Kansas with a major in applied mathematics and a minor in psychology in 2019, and she received her MS in computational and applied math from Colorado School of Mines in 2021. Shelby attended NCUWM as an undergraduate and is looking forward to participating again as a graduate student. Outside of research, she enjoys traveling, exploring hiking trails, and learning to play new board games.

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Elizabeth Wilmer

Program Director, Invited Guest
National Science Foundation

Elizabeth Wilmer is a professor of mathematics at Oberlin College, where she has taught since 1998. She is also currently in her second year as a rotating program director at the National Science Foundation Division of Mathematical Sciences. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University, and her research is in discrete probability and probabilistic and extremal combinatorics, in particular Markov chains, sequence rearrangements, and hypergraphs. She also enjoys mathematical fiber arts and has recently published a paper on knitted origami. As an undergraduate at Harvard, she was one of the co-winners of the Alice T. Schafer prize in its first year.

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Kelly Yancey

Research Staff Member, Invited Guest
Institute for Defense Analyses - Center for Computing Sciences

Dr. Kelly Yancey is a Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses - Center for Computing Sciences (IDA/CCS) where she has been working as a mathematical researcher since 2016. Prior to working at IDA/CCS she earned her Ph.D. from the Mathematics Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2013 and held a postdoctoral position at the University of Maryland in the Dynamical Systems group. Kelly's main area of research is in ergodic theory and symbolic dynamics, but she enjoys learning about all fields of mathematics. She is passionate about advancing women in mathematics and looks forward to chatting with participants about anything and everything (including choosing a graduate program, picking a thesis advisor, working in industry, etc.).