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We are celebrating International Women in Mathematics Day on 13 May. Join us for a film screening, careers panel and light refreshments.

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Are you interested in mathematics/statistics/data science and wondering where it might lead you?

Would you like to hear personal stories from some recent and not-so-recent female/gender diverse graduates?

Then come along to our event in honour of International Women in Mathematics Day, with lots of stories/discussion followed by lunch.

We will begin with a screening of the 20-minute film "Journeys of Women in Mathematics", which showcases the stories of several of researchers around the world.

This is followed by a careers panel, chaired by Associate Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Emma Carberry and featuring:

Fern Gossow, who obtained their Honours in Mathematics last year, and will commence a PhD at the University of Oregon in September. At university, you might see them tutoring first-year students, running their Women in Maths mentoring group or talking to friends about category theory and cats. Elsewhere, they love to read, listen to music, and look for flower-laden skirts at second-hand stores. They hope to become a researcher and lecturer (potentially in algebraic combinatorics!)

Gabrielle Woodhouse, who after finishing combined undergraduate science (mathematics) and arts degrees (with honours in chemistry) joined the Bureau of Meteorology, where she is now a Senior Meteorologist. Not only has she forecast storm, flood and fire events, but she works closely with emergency services and the aviation industry.

Steph Stammel, currently a Principal Econometrician at Transurban. After her PhD in Econometrics at USyd Steph has worked in Data Analysis, Econometrics and Machine Learning for organisations such as the World Bank, Price Waterhouse Coopers, the Australian Government, Swinburne and our very own USyd.

Alexandra Hogan, currently a Senior Research Associate in the School of Population Health at UNSW. After completing an applied maths honours degree at USyd, Alexandra worked in the federal public service and then did a PhD in Mathematical Epidemiology and an extended postdoc in London before returning to Sydney.

Last but not least, please enjoy a light lunch and informal discussions.

The film “Journeys of Women in Math” has been created by the IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics, filmed and edited by Micro-Documentaries, and all made possible by a grant from the Simons Foundation.

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International Women in Maths Day Usyd Event

F10 Eastern Avenue, Camperdown Campus
Sydney NSW 2006

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University of Sydney, School of Mathematics and Statistics