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GROW 2016 Summit Meeting

Summit Meeting on the Gender Imbalance in Mathematics

October 13-14, 2016 – Northwestern University, Evanston Campus

Summary Report of the Meeting

All events on Thursday, October 13 take place the Louis Room North (205A) in the Norris University Center at 1999 Campus Drive in Evanston.  All events on Friday, October 14 take place in the Northwestern Room (202) in the Norris University Center at 1999 Campus Drive in Evanston.
A printable version of the Northwestern University campus map can be found here.
Date Time Event Topic
Thursday, October 13 1:00pm - 1:30pm Welcome Remarks and Review of Literature
  1:30pm - 3:00pm Short Presentations
  3:00pm - 3:30pm Coffee Break
  3:30pm - 5:00pm Small Working Groups
  5:00pm - 6:15pm Group Discussion
Friday, October 14    
  9:00am - 10:00am Group Discussion
  10:00am - 10:30am Coffee Break
  10:30am - 12:00pm Small Working Groups
  12:00pm - 1:15pm Working Lunch and Discussion
  1:30pm - 2:30pm Reports and Feedback
  2:30pm - 3:00pm Coffee Break
3:00pm - 3:30pm Final Write Ups
  3:00pm - 4:00pm Wrapping Up

Topics for discussion include:

  1. The transition from high school to college (and the first semester of college);
  2. The transition from college to graduate study;
  3. Recrafting the American undergraduate mathematics major, with a focus on improving the gender ratio;
  4. Disparities in gender ratio among mathematics majors at different institutions in the USA;
  5. Underrepresented groups in math: comparisons and contrasts;
  6. Metrics for evaluating the success of GROW and similar programs;
  7. The uses of social media; creation of a network of ambassadors;
  8. Format for future summit meetings;

Participants to Include:

Matt Ando, University of Illinois Bryna Kra, Northwestern University  
Doug Arnold, University of Minnesota Dusa McDuff, Barnard College, Columbia University
Helene Barcelo, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute       Jennifer Pearl, National Science Foundation
Dennis Davenport, Howard University Lillian Pierce, Duke University
Laura DeMarco, Northwestern University Jill Pipher, Brown University
Moon Duchin, Tufts University Candice Price, University of San Diego
Ezra Getzler, Northwestern University Ami Radunskaya, Pomona College
Paul Goerss, Northwestern University Brooke Shipley, University of Illinois Chicago
Ruth Haas, Smith College Francis Su, Harvey Mudd College
Deanna Haunsperger, Carleton College Michael Vogelius, National Science Foundation
Trish Wonch Hill, University of Nebraska Lincoln Judy Walker, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Organizers: Laura DeMarco, Ezra GetzlerPaul GoerssBryna Kra     |    Made possible by The Graduate School of Northwestern University,  the Office of the Provost-Northwestern University,  the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences-Northwestern University, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Mathematics-Northwestern University.  In cooperation with the Association for Women in Mathematics.
This conference supports the Non-Discrimination Statement of the Association for Women in Mathematics
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