Program Schedule

CWIMS will take place in Fretwell at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on September 16, 2017.

The schedule is now available here.

Titles and abstracts are available here.


  • Minerva R. Brauss
  • Talia Fernos
  • Brittany Hansen
  • Sinae Kim
  • Preston Minter
  • Adriano Ocejo
  • Birce Palta
  • Nicole Panza
  • Colleen Robles
  • Renesha Rodriguez
  • Janessa Schwallie
  • Melissa Urena
  • David Woolford


  • Alexis Vasquez-Morgan
  • Chelsea Smith
  • Debbie White
  • Elham Sohrabi
  • Eliana Christou
  • Kelly Smalenberger
  • Kevin McGoff
  • Lesley O'Connor
  • Logan Gray
  • Marina Hart
  • Sarah Brandsen
  • Sierra Laine
  • Sophia Waymyers
  • Tiantian Yang
  • Todd Fenstermacher
  • Yen Duong
  • Xingjie (Helen) Li

Local Information

CWIMS will take place in Fretwell at the Mathematics and Statistics Department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Driving directions are available here. Visitors should park in East Deck 1; a parking map is available here.

Funded participants will receive hotel information in their funding email.
If you are being funded by CWIMS, please bring a copy of a state issued ID.


Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group
Keep a lookout here for info about the regional site at Duke University November 2-5, 2017.

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.

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.

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.


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

In addition, participants have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the research of other women in the Carolinas
  • Present their work in a supportive environment
  • Network with other NC and SC women mathematicians
  • Explore issues surrounding being a woman in mathematics
The conference consists of parallel talk sessions, a breakout session, a poster session, an optional open problem session, and a keynote address. Thank you to all who participated in the first CWIMS at UNCC in 2017!

Keynote Speaker

The 2017 CWIMS keynote speaker is Talia Fernůs, an Associate Mathematics professor at University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Dr. Fernůs earned a Ph.D. in 2006 from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and she joined the UNCG faculty in 2010. Upon completion of her PhD, she was awarded the NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship. Dr. Fernůs has organized conferences and established collaborations in several countries. Her research studies infinite groups from both geometric and analytical perspectives.


  • Xingjie (Helen) Li (UNCC)
  • Yen Duong (freelance)


University of North Carolina-Charlotte Mathematics Department, Institute for Advanced Study Women in Mathematics Program, and Charles and Lisa Simonyi.

CWIMS is based on WiMSoCal, Midwest WIMS, and TWIMS.

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