Program Schedule

TWIMS will take place in RLM 4.102 at the University of Texas at Austin on November 5th, 2016.

The schedule is now available here.

Titles and abstracts are available here.


  • Abigail Miller
  • Brandy Doleshal
  • Cornelia Mihaila
  • Daewa Kim
  • Daniela Ferrero
  • Daria Kurzanova
  • Elizabeth Stephenson
  • Fatma Terzioglu
  • Jacqueline Jensen-Vallin
  • Jen Berg
  • Kun Wang
  • Lisa Piccirillo
  • Lorena Galvan
  • Nida Obatake
  • Pritha Chakraborty
  • Sara Shirinkam
  • Sat byul Seo
  • Shelly Harvey
  • Simona Hodis
  • Ummugul Bulut


  • Alejandra Zendejas
  • Alexandra L Farrar
  • Alexandra Gonzales
  • Alexis Gonzales
  • Alysmarie Hodges
  • Anastasja Keivanzadeh
  • Anastassia Etropolski
  • Andrea Crutcher
  • Arezou Ghesmati
  • Atlanta Brown
  • Betseygail Rand
  • Candice Price
  • Christian
  • Christine Lee
  • Cj Harris
  • Cristina Villalobos
  • Deborah Sharp
  • Duong Nguyen
  • Erin Luke
  • Gill Grindstaff
  • Jamie Pool
  • Jane Long
  • Jasmine Martin
  • Jeremy Williamson
  • Jesse Dohnmann
  • Jessia Woodruff
  • Jonathan Clauss
  • Juan Lozano
  • Kaitlyn Phillipson
  • Katherine Shoemaker
  • Kari Eifler
  • Katelyn Galbraith
  • Kathryn Dabbs
  • Kayla Bicol
  • Khanh Nguyen
  • Lisa Piccirillo
  • M. Riley Zeigler
  • Mary Gockenbach
  • Montserrat Vela
  • Natasa Dragovic
  • Pia Sen
  • Prajakta Bedekar
  • Rebecca Wood
  • Rita Stanaityte
  • Ruby Chick
  • Sarah Baca
  • Sarah Seger
  • Shauna Salustri
  • Shujiao Huang
  • Sophia Dever
  • Taylor Martin
  • Taylor McAdam
  • Theresa Martines
  • Tong Wu
  • Weam Al-Tameemi
  • Xuexia Wang
  • Zhanhang Zhou

Local Information

TWIMS will take place in the RLM building at the University of Texas at Austin. RLM is located on the southeast corner of the intersection at Speedway and Dean Keaton, at the north end of Campus.

The University of Texas at Austin is served by many local buses. For more information please refer to CapMetro for public transportation information.
If you chose to drive to campus, avoid parking in the expensive garages. There is plenty of metered street parking along Dean Keaton and many free parallel parking spots on the residential streets directly north of campus.
Here you can find a map of street parking. Highlighted streets (e.g. Dean Keaton, Harris Park) have metered parking with the rate of $1 per hour. Non-highlighted streets (e.g. 30th, 31st, Elmwood, Bellevue) may have free parallel parking (please check the signs).
If you must, the Speedway garage (southwest corner of Speedway and 27) charges $18 for the day.

Funded participants will stay at the La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol (a short walk to the UT campus).
If you are being funded by TWIMS, please bring a copy of a state issued ID.


The Women and Mathematics program is an intensive 11-day mentoring program for undergraduate and graduate women in mathematics. The program brings together research mathematicians with undergraduate and graduate students on the campus of the Institute for Advanced Study and is designed to address issues of gender imbalance in mathematics. Activities include lectures and seminars on a focused mathematical topic, mentoring, discussions on peer relations, an introduction to career opportunities and a women in sciences seminar.

The primary mission of the Underrepresented Students in Topology and Algebra Research Symposium (USTARS) is to showcase the excellent research conducted by underrepresented students studying topology and algebra. Dedicated to furthering the success of underrepresented students, USTARS seeks to broaden the participation in the mathematical sciences by cultivating research and mentoring networks. USTARS is open to all people interested in the topological and algebraic fields.

EDGE for women
The EDGE Program is administered by Morehouse and Pomona Colleges with the goal of strengthening the ability of women students to successfully complete PhD programs in the mathematical sciences and place more women in visible leadership roles in the mathematics community. Along with the summer session, EDGE supports an annual conference, travel for research collaborations, travel to present research and other open-ended mentoring activities.

National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in Mathematics
The National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences is an NSF funded community of math sciences faculty and students with the goal of increasing the number of doctoral degrees in the mathematical sciences among groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in those fields.

Gulf State Math Alliance
The Gulf States Math Alliance (GSMath) is a community of mentors and scholars throughout the states of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi that seeks to make education in mathematics and mathematically-related subjects available to everyone. Gulf States Math Conference February 24-26, 2017 University of Texas at Arilington

Texas Section Project NExT
Project NExT is a program sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) for new and recent graduates with doctorates in the mathematical sciences who are interested in improving the teaching and understanding of undergraduate mathematics. At the national level, Project NExT provides workshops and a faculty network to share ideas and concepts in teaching and assessing college students. The Texas Section of the MAA offers Project NExT regional workshops and a special retreat during the fall semester. Faculty in their first four years of full time teaching at the college/university level are invited to apply to become Texas Section Project NExT Fellows.

MAA Tensor
The Tensor Foundation has provided funding to support projects designed to encourage women from middle school, high school, college, or university levels to study and persist in mathematics. On behalf of the Tensor Foundation, the MAA encourages college, university, and secondary mathematics faculty (in conjunction with college or university faculty) and their institutions to submit proposals to the Tensor Women and Mathematics Program. Projects may replicate existing successful projects, adapt components of such projects, or be innovative.

The Tensor Foundation has provided funding for the MAA to award grants for projects designed to encourage the pursuit and enjoyment of mathematics by students who are members of groups historically underrepresented in the field of mathematics. Projects may be designed for middle school students, high school students, or college/university students.

Since 1995, the Conference for Arican American Researchers in Mathematical Sciences has been hosting conferences highlighting current research by African-American researchers and graduate students in mathematics.

SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.


TWIMS is a one-day conference for Texas mathematicians. The goal of TWIMS is to strengthen the network of female mathematicians in Texas, which will encourage collaborations and mentoring relationships.

In addition, participants have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the research of other women in Texas
  • Present their work in a supportive environment
  • Network with other Texas women mathematicians
  • Explore issues surrounding being a woman in mathematics
The conference consists of parallel talk sessions in the morning and afternoon, a breakout session, and a keynote address.

Lunch and a social hour will be provided to all registered participants.

Keynote Speaker

The 2016 TWIMS keynote speaker is Shelly Harvey, a Mathematics professor at Rice University. Shelly's research interests lie in low-dimensional topology and geometry, group theory, and non-commutative algebra. Among her honors, she is a 2014 Simons Fellow in Mathematics and a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. She has advised several graduate students and postdocs and has been very active in mentorship and community building at Rice and Houston and throught her career.


  • Rachel Ward (UT Austin)
  • Yen Duong (UIC)
  • Hannah Turner (UT Austin)
  • Michelle Chu (UT Austin)


College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, Topology and Geometry RTG, University of Texas at Austin Mathematics department.

In cooperation with the AWM.

TWIMS is based on WiMSoCal and Midwest WIMS.

This conference supports the Non-Discriminatory Statement of the Association for Women in Mathematics.