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Illinois Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

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Mailing Address: Association for Women in Mathematics, The Department of Mathematics,
250 Altgeld Hall, 1409 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801
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Association for Women in Mathematics encourages women and girls to pursue and have active careers in the mathematical sciences. We promote equal opportunity and equal treatment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, unfavorable discharge from the military, or status as a disabled veteran. We provide horizontal fellowship (friendship among peers) and vertical fellowship (friendship and support across faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students). All men and women are equally invited to join and participate in all of our events.

We are officially a part of the University of Illinois' Registered Organization. Our benefits and resources can be found in the Registered Organization Resource Handbook. To get involved with other on-campus organizations, go to collegiatelink and log-in using your Active Directory password.

  • AWM Travel Grants
  • Quad Day: occurs on the Sunday immediately before the first day of Fall Semester classes, i.e., Sunday August 21, 2011 between 12-4pm on the Quad at U of I with the first day of classes being Monday August 22, 2011. Attend for free t-shirts, mugs, food, music, etc. and to see up to 1,264 U of I organizations being represented on the quad.
  • Activity Day: occurs on Tuesday during the second week of Spring Semester classes, i.e., Tuesday January 24, 2012 between 11am-4pm in the Illini Union [rooms A, B, C].
  • Workshops for Women Graduate Students and Recent PhD's
Events for the academic year 2011-2012 are posted here.

Contact Information

Contact any of us to get more information.

RoleNameEmail
Faculty Mentor and Supervisor
President
Vice-President
Secretary
Treasurer
Event Coordinator
Event Coordinator
Rinat Kedem
Mee Seong Im
Kelly Funk
Bolor Turmunkh
Jane Butterfield
Rosona Eldred
Aleksandra Kwiatkowska
rinat [at] illinois [dot] edu
mim2 [at] illinois [dot] edu
funk3 [at] illinois [dot] edu
turmunk2 [at] illinois [dot] edu
jbutter2 [at] illinois [dot] edu
reldred2 [at] illinois [dot] edu
akwiatk2 [at] illinois [dot] edu


Events for the academic year 2011-2012 are posted here.
Authorized Agents

Authorized Agents include the President and the Treasurer, as well as the Faculty Mentor, Vice-President, and the Secretary. The authorized agents have signature authority for the operations and management of the organization. They may sign any requests for services, purchases, equipment rental or space from the university. It is the responsibility of these officers to ensure the organization is in compliance with the Student Code, and other University regulations, and state, local, and federal laws.

To submit a request to receive SORF funding, the treasurer of this organization must log into his/her CollegiateLink account where such a request can be submitted. Fundable categories include contractual services including transportation and lodging expenses, film, equipment, rentals (facility, equipment, services) and publications/communications.

SORF also provides financial support to offset the cost of off-campus travel for educational, competitive, performance, and service experiences that are relevant to the organization's mission.

If you have any questions, visit the Office of Registered Organizations in 284 Illini Union, call 217-244-2357, or email Illini Union Registered Student Organizations: iurso [at] illinois [dot] edu.



We currently use these links for updates of our activities:
Important Information:
  • Officers must re-register with AWM each academic year. The President should go to this AWM link and click on Update existing chapter. Enter our Institution, Faculty Mentor, and the President's information. Then contact the Faculty Mentor on or after October 1 who will then arrange with the mathematics department to renew our Institutional Membership.
  • Re-registeration for Illinois Student Chapter of the AWM as a Registered Student Organization (RSO) here at Illinois starts around the third week of April of each year, i.e., it starts April 18, 2011 for the academic year 2011-2012. The President should log-in to CollegiateLink after the third week of April and there should be a tab at the top labeled organizations. There will be a box where it indicates re-registering as an RSO. In addition to the above renewal application, the process also includes quizzes for the President and the Treasurer on Compass. The quizzes will be different each year and both the President and the Treasurer will have to retake them for each academic year. Note that quizzes must be (re)submitted until 100% is obtained in order to ensure full compliance with the Student Code and other University, local, state, and federal laws and regulations. After successfully completing the quizzes, the President and the Treasurer will receive an email in which they should respond by clicking on the link to confirm their status. Finally, the President, Treasurer, and the three Authorized Agents must log-in to CollegiateLink using their NetID and AD password, click the green plus sign under "confirm involvement," and then click "show my name" in order to complete the renewal process.


























Bylaws of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics

Article I: Name
  1. This organization shall be called the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics. In these Bylaws it is referred to as the Chapter; the Association for Women in Mathematics is referred to as the AWM.
     
Article II: Purpose
  1. The Chapter is organized and will be operated for educational and scientific purposes to promote the following:
     
    1. an increased knowledge of and greater interest in the mathematical sciences, including pure and applied mathematics, statistics, and their applications;
       
    2. a greater understanding of the contributions of women in the mathematical sciences; and
       
    3. mentoring and encouraging women and girls as they prepare for careers in the mathematical sciences.
       
Article III: Membership
  1. Membership in the Chapter shall be open to any student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign regardless of gender, race, color, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.
     
Article IV: Executive Council
  1. The Executive Council shall consist of the Officers (see Article VI), the Sponsor (see Article V), and Chairs of the Standing Committees (see Article VIII).
     
Article V: Sponsor
  1. Each Chapter shall have a Sponsor. The Sponsor shall be a faculty member of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a member of AWM.
     
  2. The Sponsor shall be generally responsible for the activities of the Chapter. Specifically, the Sponsor:
     
    1. helps provide continuity from year to year as student leadership and personnel change; and
       
    2. helps maintain university standards in all activities of the Chapter.
       
Article VI: Officers
  1. The Officers of this Chapter shall be the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Treasurer position may be combined with either the Vice President or Secretary position.
     
  2. Each of the Officers of the Chapter must be a member of AWM.
     
  3. The Officers shall be elected by a plurality of the votes cast by the Chapter members in an Annual Election. The Officers shall take office on and serve for one year.
     
  4. No person may serve in the office of President or Vice President for more than two consecutive years.
     
  5. If a vacancy should arise between elections, the Executive Council shall appoint a new Officer to fill the vacated post until the next election.
     
Article VII: Duties of Officers
  1. The President is the principal Officer and is responsible for leading the Chapter and managing its activities in accordance with the policies and procedures of the AWM and these chapter bylaws. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Chapter and of its Executive Council.
     
  2. The Vice President shall preside at meetings in the absence of the President, assist the President in the management of the Chapter, and perform other duties that may be assigned by the President.
     
  3. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all Chapter and Executive Council meetings. Other duties of the Secretary include:
     
    1. Maintaining the records of the Chapter;
       
    2. Annual submission of the Officer and Sponsor contact information to the AWM Headquarters;
       
    3. Submission of any proposed amendment to these bylaws to the AWM Committee on Student Chapters (proposed amendments must be approved by AWM before they can be submitted to the Chapter's membership for a vote);
       
    4. Tallying and reporting votes from the Annual Election; and
       
    5. Handling other correspondence pertaining to chapter business.
       
  4. The Treasurer shall collect dues, pay all bills, and maintain the Chapter's financial records. Duties of the Treasurer also shall include:
     
    1. Preparation of the Chapter's Annual Financial Report for annual presentation to the Chapter.
       
Article VIII: Standing Committees
  1. The following standing committees are recommended: Program and Publicity.
     
    1. The Program Committee shall plan and make arrangements for Chapter meetings.
       
    2. The Publicity Committee shall maintain a mailing list for and publish and distribute all notices and publicity to the members of the Chapter.
       
  2. Additional committees may include, but are not limited to, the following: Membership, Community Outreach, Seminar Series, Site Visits, and Collaborative Events.
     
  3. The Chair of each Standing Committee shall serve on the Executive Council.
     
Article IX: Temporary Committees
  1. The President may appoint temporary committees as appropriate.
     
Article X: Meetings and Activities
  1. Meetings shall be held only in places that are open and accessible to all members of the Association.
     
  2. All meetings of the Chapter shall be publically advertised via written (e.g., flyers) or electronic (e.g., web page) means.
     
Article XI: Publications and Communications
  1. Any publications or communications (written, oral, or electronic), other than those of a purely factual and non-controversial nature, from the Chapter or any persons acting on behalf of the Chapter, shall include the following disclaimer: "The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Association for Women in Mathematics."
     
Article XII: Disbursements and Dues
  1. Disbursements from the Treasury for Chapter expenditures shall be made by the Treasurer with authorization of the Executive Council and shall be included in the minutes of its meetings.
     
  2. Dues, if any, shall be fixed annually by the Executive Council.
     
Article XIII: Amendment and Voting Procedures
  1. All proposed changes to these Chapter Bylaws shall be approved by the AWM Committee on Student Chapters before being presented to the Chapter membership for a vote.
     
  2. No official business of the Chapter shall be conducted unless a quorum is involved. A quorum of the Chapter shall be defined as <10%> percent of the voting membership of the Chapter or at least <3> members, whichever is greater.
     
  3. A simple majority of the voting members involved shall be required to carry a motion.
     
  4. Officers will be elected by a plurality of votes cast.
     

Article XIV: Dissolution of the Chapter

  1. Failure to adhere to these Bylaws may result in the suspension of the Chapter, as determined by the AWM Committee on Student Chapters.
     






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