University of Pittsburgh chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics

AWM Mission:

The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, to promote equal opportunity as well as promote, educate, and support women in mathematics.

University of Pittsburgh's AWM student chapter creates opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to gather and support one another by providing a space to discuss issues pertaining to women in mathematics.

The Association for Women in Mathematics has selected the University of Pittsburgh’s Student Chapter as the winner of the 2023 AWM Student Chapter Award for Scientific Excellence!

AWM Pitt Student Chapter Bylaws

Linkedin group page


President: Farjana Siddiqua

Vice-President: Rui Fang

Treasurer: Anna Kishida Thomas

Secretary: Akshara Vincent

Faculty Sponsor: Professor Marta Lewicka

Upcoming Events:

Online resources for women in STEM:


Past Events:​

  • Goodbye dinner for our President Farjana Siddiqua



  • 2023 Fall AWM Dinner!



  • AWM Coffee Meet of this Fall! (including a virtual component)





    Speakers: Dr Rahnuma Islam and Dr Andrea Welsh, University of Pittsburgh
    Date/Time/Venue: Friday November 17th, 2023. 1 PM - 2 PM in Thackeray 705

  • CMU AWM/SEDIM (Association for Women in Mathematics/Student Events for Diversity in Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University) hosted an event on November 5 from 2:00-6:00 PM in WEH 7500. The event touched on the speakers' careers and research as well as on aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion that are relevant to them and their work.

    The schedule was as follows:

    2:00-3:00 PM: Keynote address
    3:00-4:00 PM: Break (refreshments provided)
    4:00-6:00 PM: Panel with audience Q&A

  • AWM Pitt Chapter honored at the 2023 MAA MathFest


    Press release


    In the picture: Pitt AWM Chapter President Farjana Siddiqua and undergraduate students Lark Song, Sasha Sluis-Cremer accept the AWM Student Chapter Award from Dr. Talitha Washington at the MAA MathFest.



  • AWM - Second dinner this academic year!









  • AWM - Non-Virtual Coffee Meet! (including a virtual component)


    Speakers: Professor Sabrina Streipert and Dr Rebecca Durst, University of Pittsburgh

    Date/Time: Monday January 30th, 2023. 10 AM - 11 AM




  • AWM - Non-Virtual Dinner!!








  • AWM - "Virtual Coffee" Meet

    Speaker: Jennifer A. Loe, Postdoctoral researcher at Sandia National Laboratories

    Date/Time: Friday April 30th, 2021. 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM


    Password: coffee



    Dr. Jennifer A. Loe obtained her PhD in Mathematics in 2020 from Baylor University. Her research focuses on the study of Numerical Analysis. Jennifer will give a technical talk on the GMRES linear solver, followed by a story of journey to a national lab. Bring your own coffee!

  • AWM - "Virtual Coffee" Meet

    Speaker: Donatella Danielli, Professor at Arizona State University

    Date/Time: Friday February 26th, 2021. 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM


    Password: coffee


    Prof. Danielli obtained her PhD in Mathematics in 1999 from Purdue University. Her research focuses on the study of analytic and geometric properties of PDEs, and on variational inequalities. Donatella Danielli will share her experience of the mathematical journey and answer questions about career and many more. Bring your own coffee!

  • AWM - "Virtual Coffee" Meet

    Speaker: Silvia Jimenez Bolanos, Associate Professor at Colgate University

    Date/Time: Friday November 6th, 2020. 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM



    Prof. Jimenez Bolanos obtained her PhD in 2010 from Louisiana State University. Her research centers on PDEs and Multiscale Analysis. She is currently an Associate Professor at Colgate University in upstate New York. Professor Jimenez-Bolanos will speak about her own career trajectory as well as answer questions about strategies for applying for jobs in liberal arts colleges, juggling the two-body problem, and many more. Bring your own coffee!

  • AWM Graduate-Undergraduate Mentoring Program

    Date/Time: Thursday January 30, 2020. 5:20 PM - 6:20 PM

    Place: 627 Thackeray Hall

    Attention all undergrad women in mathematics:

    You are welcome to join us for our first meeting of the Graduate-undergraduate Mentoring Program. We will be pairing undergrad students with a grad student mentor. Mentors will be answering your questions about grad school, undergrad research, and any other questions you may have about the math program.

    Coffee and cookies will be provided! We look forward to seeing you there!





  • AWM - Meet: A Lunch Discussion with Women in STEM

    Tuesday, April 16th, 11:30am - 1:00pm Thackeray Hall 705




    Please join our lunch discussion on challenges faced by women in academia and the issues encountered in the STEM fields. Our guest speakers include:

    Dr. Mengying Xiao, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, College of William and Mary

    Dr. Rachel Bezanson, Professor, Department of Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh

    Dr. Kay Brummond, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, University of Pittsburgh

    Dr. Marta Lewicka, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh