The Center for Women in Mathematics is a part of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. It is a place for women to get intensive training in mathematics at the advanced undergraduate level, and an opportunity to do math in a community that is fun, friendly and serious about mathematics. The experience should also help build the skills and confidence needed to continue to graduate school in the mathematical sciences.
The mathematical year at Smith features lectures, conferences, panels, presentations, problem sessions, team competitions, and performances. Something happens every week. Recent visitors include a mathematical sculptor, a biographer, a philosopher of mathematics, several Smith alumnae, and of course mathematicians from both academia and industry. We maintain an online mathematics calendar as well as a listing of news and past events.
One of the most well-used features of the Smith math community is the Math Forum. It’s a great place to work on your math homework, catch up with your friends, play a game of SET, or just take a nap. Smith math students love to work together, and the faculty encourages collaboration. Advanced math students serve as TAs for the introductory courses, providing homework help on weeknights (Sunday - Thursday). If you want to know what it's like to do math at Smith, just ask anyone hanging out in the Forum. (It even has a phone, sometimes answered: 413-585-3860).
The Smith mathematical community includes faculty, students, and alumnae. Smith has been producing women mathematicians for more than a century. Conferences for alumnae and current students happen regularly and alumnae form an important resource for participants and graduates.
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