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
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
We are lucky to have a SIAM event at Bath on January 8th so sign up for this free (for students) conference here:
Another exciting opportunity is the SIAM conference in Salt Lake City on March 15th- 17th. We need one representative to be flown out (for free) to represent Bath and give a 15 minute talk on their relevant research. You need to be a member of SIAM (which you can be for free here!) and get back to us by tomorrow.