Club - Northeastern Association for Women in Math Student Chapter
The formation of the chapter was speareheaded with the goal of creating awareness to the underrepresentation of women in STEM, and more specifically, in mathematics. The chapter’s mission coincides with AWM’s community mission statement, “We hope our AWM Student chapters will become communities with an awareness of and sensitivity to the unique features – both positive and negative – of promoting gender equity in the mathematical community. Our aim is in reducing barriers for historically under-represented gender identities and gender expressions. To this end, the AWM community strongly stands by its nondiscrimination statement to create a supportive environment for all.”
The core of the NEU AWM Student Chapter’s work involves the development of events/workshops that aim to support chapter members in fulfilling their academic and professional goals. The chapter hopes to foster a communal environment within the math department that empowers women and other underrepresented gender identities in STEM to conduct research, experience co-op, study abroad, and more. Another portion of the Chapter’s duties is to offer resources to students via email and social media about potential opportunities in the mathematical sciences. Finally, the Chapter hopes to create spaces that allow students to network – whether on campus or through the AWM Student Chapter network – by facilitation of chapter gatherings.