Distinguished Lectures by Females

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Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava

Mission Statement

This Module serves a double purpose: First it gives excellent female mathematicians the honor they deserve, Secondly these speakers serve as role models to the young students. It is known that the presence of role models is essential for a young woman when she chooses a career path. It is especially important in male-dominated fields like mathematics. We present to the undergraduate young women, a series of role models, who are successfully engaged in different facets of mathematics or employed in knowledge-based industries that require education in mathematics.


The WIMSA philosophy includes mentoring opportunities from females in senior stages to those in lower stages: Senior professors mentor junior professors who mentor postdoctoral fellows who mentor graduate students who mentor undergraduate students who mentor high school students.

The mentoring program also involves leaders from the community and from knowledge-based industries relevant to mathematics.

Mentorship can address technical questions about the special classes attended by the girl or other questions in mathematics, education path discussions and much more. Mentoring is a two-way traffic as many times the mentor learns a lot from the mentee.

One of the modules of WIMSA is "Girls are for STEM" which addresses gifted high school female students from the vicinity of the university.

Any undergraduate female students who are interested in mentoring a high school female student should write to the director of WIMSA, Professor Mina Teicher who will assign her with a female mentee who is enrolled in the program. We already listed a few undergraduate students who wish to become a mentor.


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Frontiers: Maria Amelia Salazar Pinzon  (January 23 & 24, 2023)
Lecture Series by Claire Voisin  (March 29-30, 2022)
NASDAQ Closing Bell Ceremony  (October 7, 2021)