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May 12, a Celebration for Women in Mathematics, year 2019

May 12 was chosen for the Celebration of Women in Mathematics because it is the birthdate of Maryam Mirzakhani. The initiative was  proposed by the Women's Committee of the Iranian Mathematical Society and voted by a vast majority of attendees to (WM)², the World Meeting for Women on Mathematics on last July 31 in Rio.

Several suggestions for local activities around May 12 are listed here.Please feel free to organize one and mention it on May 12 website.

OWSD Early Career Fellowship Open for Applications (Deadline: April 30, 2019)

The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) is now accepting applications for Early Career Fellowships. The OWSD Early Career Fellowship is a prestigious award of up to USD 50,000 offered to women who have completed their PhDs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and are employed at an academic or scientific research institute in one of the listed Science and Technology Lagging C

American Mathematical Society (AMS) celebrates Women's History Month in March

The March 2019 issue of Notices of the AMS, includes tributes to several women mathematicians and their work: “Karen Uhlenbeck and the Calculus of Variations,” “Gertrude M. Cox and Statistical Design,” “The Life and Pioneering Contributions of an African American Centenarian: Mathematician Katherine G.

Ingrid Daubechies and Claire Voisin Honored with L’Oréal-UNESCO International Awards for Women in Science

On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO have announced the laureates of the 21st International Awards For Women in Science, two of whom (out of five) are mathematicians: Ingrid Daubechies (Duke University, United States) and Claire Voisin (Collège de France). It is the first time that the award was extended to mathematics. Read more here.  

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