In April this year, as part of the 150 years of LMS (London Mathematical Society) celebrations the annual Women in Maths conference was extended from the usual 1 day to 4 days.
It was a brilliant opportunity to meet women at the forefront of research in their field and many members from industry as well as a large cohort of other female maths students from around the country and a few from abroad too! There was also opportunity to discuss some of the issues facing women in academia and routes for career progression.
More details on the conference and a few photos can be found here
At the University of Bath we are committed to progress towards gender equality and representation, progression and success for all, I am therefore delighted to announce that both I and Katy will be working with the Departmental Self-Assessment Team to submit an application for an Athena Swan Award
Congratulations to Katy Gaythorpe, our Treasurer for the University of Bath SIAM Student Chapter who has received a Certificate of Recognition from SIAM for her contributions in 2014/2015.
And thank you on behalf of the rest of the committee for all the work and organisation you have done this year. As Katy is close to finishing her PhD she is, unfortunately, not planning on continuing as a committee member next year. If you are interested in joining the committee as Treasurer (or any other role!) please contact me (Jennifer) firstname.lastname@example.org or pop by our office in 4W1.11.
In March this year Amy Spicer, secretary of Bath SIAM student Chapter, traveled to Salt Lake City to represent Bath at the SIAM conference on computational science and engineering!
Bath was lucky enough to be selected as one of only five chapters from the UK to send a delegate to present current research going on at their university.
When there Amy presented her research on interfaces on liquid crystals and had a chance to meet and network with student members, young researchers, academics and industry representatives from around the world.
Congratulations Amy on presenting a well received talk!
Here are a couple of photos from her time away