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Spring 2018

Friday, April 13th, 1:30-2:30 PM, STEM 4 Girls Organizational Meeting

STEM for Girls is an annual event hosted by the Women's Resources and Research Center and Dr. Tina Jeoh. This program is funded by the National Science Foundation and the WRRC. This year’s STEM for Girls event will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

This meeting will be hosted by Shawn White in 3240 MSB, and is for anyone who wants to help out with the event in May!

Winter 2018

Thursday, Feb. 8, 1:10-2 PM, AWM Workshop

AWM will host a worksop titled “Who is Responsible for Social Justice?” in MSB 1147.

The term “social justice” gets thrown around in the media (and in social media) haphazardly. Who administrates social justice? Are you interested in the history of this term, why it gets used, and figuring out where you stand regarding this heated phrase?

This Thursday, at 1pm, your very own UC Davis chapter of AWM will host a workshop entitled “Who is Responsible for Social Justice?” During the hour, participants will:

  • define social justice and how it relates to systemic injustices of the past and present,
  • explore how privilege affects responsibility allocation, and
  • become more self aware, and intentional, about their role in the fight for social justice.

Light snacks will be provided. We hope to see you there.

Monday, Feb. 5, 4:10-5 PM Leading and Breaking Barriers Seminar:

Prof. Talithia Williams will be giving a talk titled “No Longer Hidden Figures: Encouraging Diverse Mathematical Talent” in the Leading and Breaking Barriers seminar at the MPR Community Center. Check out the seminar website.

Friday, January 26 at 4 PM - 8 PM, GOALS X Dunloe Brewing Fundraiser:

Dunloe brewing is hosting a fundraiser for girls in science and nature. While this isn't affiliated with AWM, it is a great way to support gender diversity in STEM! Check out the event here.

Thursday, Jan 25 at 4:30-6 PM, Mentorship Game Night:

AWM will be hosting a game night to kick off the mentorship program. AWM will supply food and some games. Please feel free to bring your own games as well.

Wednesday, Jan. 17, First meeting:

We'll be discussing upcoming outreach events at local schools, and brainstorming how to make the most effective events for students.

Fall 2017

Monday, November 27, Workshop:

Conflict Resolution - Led by Emily Meyer and Sam Fleischer

Do you sometimes find yourself in situations where you don't know what to say? Perhaps a coworker or friend has made an inappropriate or offensive remark and you're not sure how to make your voice heard. At our last workshop (Introduction to Allyship), we began a discussion on *when* you should speak up. At this workshop, we will address *how* you can speak up.

We invite you to come learn with us at the Conflict Resolution workshop on November 27, at 1:10pm in MSB 3106.

During the hour-long workshop we will introduce a specific conflict resolution technique, and participants will practice what they learn in various scenarios.

Tuesday, October 24, Outreach Event:

We visited Lee Middle School in Woodland, and taught a small group of girls about math. It was fun and inspiring! In future quarters, we'll be visiting other local middle and high schools as well as Girl Scout troop meetings, with hopes of teaching young minds about math, and encouraging girls to continue learning about STEM fields. Contact us to get involved in upcoming visits!

Monday, October 23, Workshop:

Allyship - Led by Emily Meyer and Sam Fleischer

Are you aware of social justice issues around you but unsure of what to do about them? Do you want to help but don't know how? Perhaps you've heard people make racist, sexist, xenophobic, or otherwise inappropriate jokes or statements and wondered what to say. If any of this applies to you, then we invite you to come learn with us at the Allyship workshop on October 23 at 1:10pm in MSB 3106.

It is important that people with privilege step up to be active allies to minority and marginalized communities. This workshop will focus on when, why, and how to be an ally.

Spring 2017

Wednesday, May 31, invited talk:

Alyssa Gottshall from the National Security Agency will give a talk on Wednesday, May 31 from 11:00-11:50am in MSB 2112. See her abstract below.

“The Secret Lives of Mathematicians”

Mathematics can be more than just a subject in school, it can be a career. The government is the number one single employer of mathematicians in the country. Many of those mathematicians end up at the National Security Agency, where they find job careers in research, information assurance, and cryptanalysis. This talk will be an introduction to the roles of mathematicians at NSA, as well as basics of cryptography.

Friday, May 19, invited talk:

Dr. Habib Najm from Sandia National Lab will give a research talk on Friday, May 19th, from 4:10-5:00pm in MSB 2112. See abstract below.

“Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Modeling of Physical Systems”

Models of physical systems typically involve inputs/parameters that are determined from empirical measurements, and therefore exhibit a certain degree of uncertainty. Estimating these uncertainties, and their propagation to computational model output predictions, is crucial for attaining truly predictive computations, and for purposes of model validation, design optimization, and decision support. Recent years have seen significant developments in probabilistic methods for efficient uncertainty quantification (UQ) in computational models. These include advances in inverse UQ methods, relying on Bayesian inference methods for estimation of model inputs/parameter given data on model observables, and forward UQ methods, relying on functional representations of random variables and fields. In this talk, I will give an introduction to the current landscape of UQ for computational models. I will cover both inverse and forward UQ methods, highlighting both data and computational challenges, and illustrating specific demonstrations in select computational models.

Winter 2017

Wednesday, March 15, ice cream social:

The AWM chapter is hosting a social event on Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 pm in MSB 1147 and we hope you will all be able to attend! There will be ice cream and desserts and we hope you will bring any board/card games you think would be fun for the evening. This is a great opportunity for mentee/mentor groups to meet up again, so feel free to invite your group to the event! The event is open to anyone - invite your friends!

Friday, March 10, invited talk:

Associate Professor Dr. Miriam Nuño from the Departments of Biostatistics and Public Health Sciences. Dr. Nuño will give a research talk as well as speak about her experiences in these fields. Friday 3/10 at 12:10pm in MSB 1147 (the large lecture hall on the ground level). See abstract below.

“Math, Statistics, and My Personal Experiences”

Miriam Nuño is an Associate Professor in Biostatistics and Associate Professor In Residence in the School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences. Her research focuses on surgical outcomes, methodological development of metrics aimed to improve patient outcomes and comparative effectiveness studies. Dr. Nuño completed her Ph.D. at Cornell University, postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard School of Public Health and University of California Los Angeles prior to co-directing the Center of Neurosurgical Outcomes Research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Nuño has more than 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals, in addition to chapters in major textbooks. Recent studies include the identification of factors associated with response to inpatient rehabilitation treatment among traumatic brain injury patients and the overtreatment of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in surgical ICU patients.

Friday January 27, invited talk:

Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Personnel Dr. Colleen Clancy from the Pharmacology department on Friday, January 27th at 12:10pm in MSB 2112. “Math instead of mice: Computational approaches to reveal mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias.”

This talk has been postponed. New date TBA, stay tuned.

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