Women and Mathematics Receives AMS “Programs that Make a Difference Award”

The American Mathematical Society has awarded the 2019 Award for Mathematics Programs that Make a Difference to the Women and Mathematics Program at the Institute for Advanced Study for its "outstanding program of encouraging women to pursue advanced study and careers in mathematics."

Chuu-Lian Terng and 2019 Abel Prize Laureate Karen Uhlenbeck first came to IAS in 1979 as Members in the School of Mathematics, and they founded the program at the Institute in 1994. The purpose of Women and Mathematics is to address gender imbalance concerns that women are not succeeding in the mathematics community at the expected rate. Both Uhlenbeck and Terng have mentored hundreds of young women mathematicians, resulting in a powerful network of nearly 1,500 participants to date.

Read more about the award at the American Mathematical Society.


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