Department of Mathematics

Van Vleck Hall, 480 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI



About us

Women in Mathematics at Wisconsin (WIMAW) fosters the growth and development of the members of the mathematics community at UW Madison through exposure to outstanding women mathematicians and provides a supportive community among the women in the department with a connection to the larger math community. To this end, we have many events throughout the semester, including potlucks for current and prospective graduate students, a lecture series in our departmental colloquium, and lunches with our invited speakers. We also participate in outreach programs to the community through UW Mentorship program for women in Math and Science and working with local Girl Scouts. We are a student registered organization at the UW Madison, and our membership is open to any graduate student, advanced undergraduate planning to enter graduate school the following year, faculty member, or academic staff member who works primarily in the field of mathematics enrolled or working at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

For a list of our past speakers see here.

Related groups and resources

UW Mentorship program for women in Math and Science: Many of the female faculty, staff, and graduate students volunteer to mentor talented highschool girls, working in groups through a mathematical project over the course of a couple months. For more information, please contact professor Gloria Mari Beffa at maribeff(a)  webpage


Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

AWM Mentor network

Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI)

Biographies of Women Mathematicians

Fellowships from American Association of University Women

Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) Women and Mathematics program

WIM at University of Maryland (they have an extensive list of useful links)

Thanks to...

...Jordan Ellenberg, Gloria Mari-Beffa, Julie Mitchell, Alex Nagel, Yvonne Nagel, Leslie Smith, and many of the professors at Wisconsin, for their continued help, support, and guidance in organizing and running our programs.

...WISELI and VIGRE for generous past financial support and the University of Wisconsin - Madison Mathematics department for current support.

...Julie Mitchell for organization of the annual prospective women's potluck.

...Zajj Daughterty (PhD 2010) for website design.

For more information

If you have questions or comments about WIMAW, or want to get more involved in our group, please contact Carolyn Abbott at

Our faculty contacts are Gloria Mari-Beffa and Julie Mitchell and Betsy Stovall.

UW-Madison Department of Mathematics
Van Vleck Hall
480 Lincoln Drive
Madison, Wi  53706

(608) 263-3054

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