Illinois Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics
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Mailing Address: Association for Women in Mathematics,
The Department of Mathematics,
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
We are officially a part of the University of Illinois' Registered
Organization. Our benefits and resources can be found in
Organization Resource Handbook. To get involved with other on-campus
organizations, go to collegiatelink
and log-in using your Active Directory password.
Events for the academic year 2011-2012 are posted here.
- AWM Travel Grants
- Quad Day: occurs on the Sunday immediately
first day of Fall Semester classes, i.e., Sunday August 21, 2011 between 12-4pm on the Quad at U of I with
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
Contact any of us to get more information.
Faculty Mentor and Supervisor
Mee Seong Im
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 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
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
such a request can be submitted. Fundable categories include contractual
services including transportation and lodging expenses, film,
equipment, rentals (facility, equipment, services) and
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
Organizations: iurso [at] illinois [dot] edu.
We currently use these links for updates of our activities:
- Women in Mathematics (2011-2012) To be updated soon.
- Women in
- More events have been posted on this link.
- Women in Maths lunch for fellowship and to discuss mathematical interests,
January 2011, 12-1pm at Za's.
- Lunch with Karen Vogtmann (Cornell) and Trjitzinsky Memorial Lectures, February 22-24,
2011 in Altgeld Hall.
- Women in Maths Teaching Panel, March 11, 2011, 3-4pm in 147 Altgeld Hall.
- Women in Maths Informal Luncheon,
March 31, 2011, 12-2pm in 209 Illini Union.
- A day with a Department of Defense
mathematician, April 29, 2011
- A general information session regarding summer employment with the NSA and
permanent positions, TBA
- Lunch with the invited speaker, TBA
- Life at the NSA and other government agencies and life as an academic
- Dinner with the speaker, TBA
- 40 Years and Counting: Celebrating AWM's
40th Anniversary events
- 40 Years and Counting: MathFest 2011, August 4-6, 2011,
- Deadline to submit an abstract: June 10, 2011
- 40 Years and Counting: AWM's Celebration of Women in
Mathematics, September 17-18, 2011, Brown University,
- Application deadline: July 31, 2011
- AWM's 40th anniversary grande finale event.
- Includes 4 plenary talks, 18 special sessions on pure and applied mathematics and mathematics education, a
banquet, and opportunities for discussion and networking.
- Between 25 to 30 women will be selected to present a poster.
- AWM will provide partial financial support for travel expenses for poster presenters.
- Dessert Night is postponed.
- Officers for 2010-2011
- Women in Mathematics (2009-2010)
- Women in Math (previous years)
- U of I Mathematics Seminar
Calendar Our most recent events, as well as all the other
- 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
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
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
CollegiateLink using their NetID and AD password, click the
green plus sign under
involvement," and then
"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
Article II: Purpose
- This organization shall be called the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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 III: Membership
- The Chapter is organized and will be operated for
educational and scientific purposes to promote the following:
- an increased knowledge of and greater interest in the
mathematical sciences, including pure and applied mathematics,
statistics, and their applications;
- a greater understanding of the contributions of women in the
mathematical sciences; and
- mentoring and encouraging women and girls as they prepare for
careers in the mathematical sciences.
Article IV: Executive Council
- 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 V: Sponsor
- 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 VI: Officers
- Each Chapter shall have a Sponsor. The Sponsor shall be a
faculty member of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
and a member of
- The Sponsor shall be generally responsible for the activities
of the Chapter. Specifically, the Sponsor:
- helps provide continuity from year to year as student
leadership and personnel change; and
- helps maintain university standards in all activities of the
Article VII: Duties of Officers
- 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.
- Each of the Officers of the Chapter must be a member of AWM.
- 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.
- No person may serve in the office of President or Vice President
for more than two consecutive years.
- 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 VIII: Standing Committees
- 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.
- 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
- The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all Chapter and Executive
Council meetings. Other duties of the Secretary include:
- Maintaining the records of the Chapter;
- Annual submission of the Officer and Sponsor contact information to
the AWM Headquarters;
- 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);
- Tallying and reporting votes from the Annual Election;
- Handling other correspondence pertaining to chapter business.
- The Treasurer shall collect dues, pay all bills, and maintain the
Chapter's financial records. Duties of the Treasurer also shall
- Preparation of the Chapter's Annual Financial Report for
annual presentation to the Chapter.
Article IX: Temporary Committees
- The following standing committees are recommended: Program and
- The Program Committee shall plan and make arrangements for
- The Publicity Committee shall maintain a mailing list for and
publish and distribute all notices and publicity to the
members of the Chapter.
- Additional committees may include, but are not limited to, the
following: Membership, Community Outreach, Seminar Series, Site
Visits, and Collaborative Events.
- The Chair of each Standing Committee shall serve on the
Article X: Meetings and Activities
- The President may appoint temporary committees as appropriate.
Article XI: Publications and Communications
- Meetings shall be held only in places that are open and
accessible to all members of the Association.
- All meetings of the Chapter shall be publically advertised via
written (e.g., flyers) or electronic (e.g., web page) means.
Article XII: Disbursements and Dues
- Any publications or communications (written, oral, or electronic),
other than those of a purely factual and non-controversial
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 XIII: Amendment and Voting Procedures
- 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.
- Dues, if any, shall be fixed annually by the Executive Council.
- 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.
- 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.
- A simple majority of the voting members involved shall be required
to carry a motion.
- Officers will be elected by a plurality of votes cast.
Article XIV: Dissolution of the Chapter
- Failure to adhere to these Bylaws may result in the suspension of
the Chapter, as determined by the AWM Committee on
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