## Women in mathematics

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Comments Personal home pages Women## General information

Biographies ow women mathematicians

Association for Women in Mathematics European Women in Mathematics Women in science groups Women in mathematics (Camel page)

Friends of Women in Mathematics is a group of mathematics graduate students at UCLA who banded together to help improve graduate experience. In a profession traditionally dominated by men, it was thought to be wise to form a group that focused on the concerns of female graduate students

The Noetherian Ring is a group of women in mathematics at U.C. Berkeley.

Women and Mathematics is an advising and mentoring program whose purpose is to stimulate interest in mathematics among all students, regardless of their career choices. It is a program to motivate and inspire students, especially young women, towards careers in mathematics, science, and technology.

Women in Math is an organization at the University of Maryland in College Park. This is a good site with a lot of interesting resources for women in mathematics and computer science.## Personal home pages

Irene Pieper-Seier in Oldenburg## Comments

Educators and community members are beginning to recognize that most students, including a disproportionate number of women, minorities, and the poor, leave school without the mathematical skills they need to thrive in an increasingly complex, global economy.

The following quote is from Patricia Campbell's note "Designing effective programs for girls in math, science, and engineering". Out-of-school programs that keep both white girls and girls of color interested in math and science and continuing to take math and science courses two to three years after participating in these programs, have some important things in common: (1) They are considered by the girls to be not like school! (2) They are fun! (3) They include a lot of hands-on activities, projects, and opportunities. (4) They are much less concerned with increasing cognitive knowledge than with helping girls do new things. (5) They are relaxed, with little, or no, emphasis on individual competition. (6) They provide opportunities for girls to speak informally with women (and sometimes men) in math and science careers and to learn about their personal and professional lives. (7) They not only provide time for questions, but the staff anxious to answer those questions, so that the girls know someone is there who will keep working with them until they can say, "I've got it!" (8) They include evaluation of what's working and what's not and use the results for program improvement.