Texas Women In Mathematics Symposium is a 2-day conference for Texas mathematicians. The goal of TWIMS is to strengthen the network of female mathematicians in Texas, which will encourage collaborations and mentoring relationships.
In addition, participants have the opportunity to:
The conference consists of parallel talk sessions Saturday and Sunday, a breakout session, professional development seminars, and a keynote address.
Saturday and Sunday meals and coffee will be provided to all registered participants.
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|Dr. Yuliya Gorb (faculty advisor)|
|Duong Nguyen (co-chair)||Kayla Bicol (co-chair)|
|Daewa Kim||Sarah Chehade|
|Prajakta Bedekar||Kate Nguyen|
This conference received financial support from the University of Houston's College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Department of Mathematics, and the Mathematical Association of America through the Tensor Women and Mathematics Grant.
The TWIMS 2018 organizing committee would like to thank Avani Dave, Linda Robinson, and Mariela Raudales for their support and guidance in organizing this conference.
|Saturday, 17 November 2018|
|12:30 PM - 1:30 PM||Registration (SEC 100 lobby)|
|1:30 PM - 1:45 PM||Introductory Remarks (SEC 100)
Dr Jiwen He (Department Chair, UH, Department of Mathematics.)
|1:45 PM - 3:00 PM|| Keynote Lecture (SEC 100) -
Dr. Sunčica Čanić
University of California, Berkeley
Mathematical Problems in Fluids
|3:00 PM - 3:15 PM||Group photo (In front of SEC 100)|
|3:15 PM - 5:00 PM|| Presentation Session (20-min talks + 5 min Q&A )
Session A (SEC 202)
|6:00 PM - 8:00 PM||Dinner and Socialize|
||Sunday, 18 November 2018|
|7:30 AM - 8:30 AM||Breakfast|
|8:30 AM - 10:10 AM|| Presentation Session (20-min talks + 5 min Q-A )
Session A (SEC 202)
|10:15 AM - 11:30 AM||Poster Session (SEC 100 lobby)|
|11:30 AM - 1:00 PM||Lunch and Break-out Session|
|1:00 PM - 2:00 PM|| Panel discussion on Alternative Career Paths in
Our panelists, who started off with a mathematics degree, and used it as a stepping stone into various careers, will discuss various alternative career paths for math graduates, and how to get there. Panelist bios
Panelists:Dr. Mary Flagg (University of St. Thomas)
Dr. Paulette Willis (Reasoning Minds)
Dr. Dipanwita Saha (Cubic Corporation)
Salary Negotiation Workshop (SEC 202):
Led by Ms. Caitlin Deis (Career Counselor, UH Career Services)
|2:00 PM - 2:30 PM||Concluding Remarks|
Registration deadline- 17th September 2018
Abstract registration deadline- 24th September 2018
|List of participants||University/Research Institution/Company|
|Parastoo Malakooti Rad||Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran|
|Stephanie Kimbrell||Lockton Companies|
|Andrea Spalding||Lone Star College|
|Carly Fagnant||Rice University|
|Jen Berg||Rice University|
|Leo Digiosia||Rice University|
|Mae Markowski||Rice University|
|Sara Edelman-Munoz||Rice University|
|Sarah Seger||Rice University|
|Mandi Freeman||Sam Houston State University|
|Nuwanthi Samarawickrame||Sam Houston State University|
|Taylor Martin||Sam Houston State University|
|Anyu Zhang||Southern Methodist University|
|Brandilyn Stigler||Southern Methodist University|
|Bryn Brakefield||Stephen F. Austin State University|
|Jane Long||Stephen F. Austin State University|
|Megan Simison||Stephen F Austin State University|
|Rebecca Woods||Stephen F. Austin State University|
|Sarah Boon||Stephen F Austin State University|
|Angela Brown||Sul Ross State University|
|Aleksandra Sobieska||Texas A&M University|
|Hannah Solomon||Texas A&M University|
|Nida Obatake||Texas A&M University|
|Priyanga Ganesan||Texas A&M University|
|Janet Sossamon||Texas A&M University - Central Texas|
|Katrina Weis||Texas A&M University - Central Texas|
|Ana Martinez||Texas A&M University - Commerce|
|Natasha Astudillo||Texas A&M University - Commerce|
|Shachar Elisha||Texas A&M University - Commerce|
|B. Veena Shankara Narayana Rao||Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi|
|Simona Hodis||Texas A&M University - Kingsville|
|Alina Rajbhandari||Texas State University|
|Elizabeth Wrightsman||Texas State University|
|Hayley Boynton||Texas State University|
|Natalie Gomez||Texas State University|
|Peter Cowsar||Texas State University|
|List of participants||University/Research Institution/Company|
|Lale Asik||Texas Tech University|
|Akshat Das||University of Houston|
|Amber||University of Houston|
|An Vu||University of Houston|
|Annalisa Quaini||University of Houston|
|Arianna Cecco||University of Houston|
|Daewa Kim||University of Houston|
|Erin Gabrysch||University of Houston|
|Iris Emilsdottir||University of Houston|
|Jasmine Bhullar||University of Houston|
|Jasmine Eshun||University of Houston|
|Jeevandeep Kaur||University of Houston|
|Jennifer May||University of Houston|
|Joanna Furno||University of Houston|
|Kayla Bicol||University of Houston|
|Kaylee Nguyen||University of Houston|
|Khanh Nguyen||University of Houston|
|Lilly Schaffer||University of Houston|
|Meagan Carney||University of Houston|
|Megan Stickler||University of Houston|
|Neal Nesbitt||University of Houston|
|Oscar Villalobos||University of Houston|
|Prajakta Bedekar||University of Houston|
|Rita Stanaityte||University of Houston|
|Sarah Chehade||University of Houston|
|Sharon Manickam||University of Houston|
|Shelby Blankenship||University of Houston|
|Xi Chen||University of Houston|
|Xiaoqian Chen||University of Houston|
|Zainab Dadani||University of Houston|
|Mariam Dadani||University of Houston - Downtown|
|Christy Sue Langley||University of Louisiana Lafayette|
|An Vu||University of St. Thomas|
|Mary Flagg||University of St. Thomas|
|Sarah Baca||University of Texas at Austin|
|Sara Shirinkam||University of the Incarnate Word|
Non-UH participants can park in the Stadium Garage (first level, 3843 Holman St) which is quite close to SEC. Parking validations will be given at the registration table. These validations are the vouchers to pay for your parking tickets when you leave the garage. Limit 1 parking voucher per car per day.
UH participants whose vehicles display a valid student or faculty/staff permit may park in any non-restricted space (faculty/staff lots, all Zone parking lots) in most surface lots during weekends.
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TWIMS 2016 was the first such symposium in this series. It was held in University of Texas at Austin on November 5, 2016. For more information, refer to TWIMS 2016
TWIMS 2017 was held in Sam Houston State University on December 2, 2017. For more information, refer to TWIMS 2017