Thursday, December 5, 2013

UROP Panel Night

learning about cool UROPs from a variety of courses!
wednesday, nov 20 | room 4-149 | 8-9PM

On Wednesday, 11/20, USWIM held our annual UROP panel + desserts mixer! We had eight panelists from  all over campus talking about their experiences with cool UROPs, and have info as to how to get involved! We also enjoyed delicious desserts and drinks for all :)

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Math Prize for Girls + USWIM Info-session

Here's an update on what USWIM has been up to in the last couple of months!

We continued in our tradition of helping out at the Math Prize for Girls! The 5th annual contest took place on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at MIT with 276 girls from across the US and Canada. The USWIM members helped out with whatever needed to get done, which mostly included logistics and event preparation. For the first time ever, our very own Allison Koeneke (President of USWIM exec) gave a speech as the 2013 Alumnae speaker :) (For those interested, check out her funny and inspiring speech about competition math at: Congratulations to all the girls for doing a wonderful job!!

USWIM also presented the amazing....

  wednesday, oct. 9th  •  6-7PM  •  LOCATION: 8-205
a delicious Thai dinner + bubble tea will be served! 

We served a delicious Thai dinner and bubble tea while speaking to the MIT undergrads about our organization. For those of you who are not familiar with USWIM, we are a group of women who are interested in mathematics and come together for different types of events, from career-oriented to class focused for the MIT community. After the event we received many great applications for the USWIM exec board, and interviews will be held in the next couple of weeks. I look forward to meeting the new potential exec members who will continue to make USWIM awesome :D

Sunday, March 10, 2013

SUMiT 2013

SUMiT 2013!

Girls' Angle and MIT's Undergraduate Society of Women in Mathematics (USWIM) collaborated to bring the second SUMiT event on January 26, 2013!
Last year, SUMiT 2012 took place on January 21, 2012 with a great (10 out of 10!) overall rating from participants.
This year 32 girls in 6-10th grade came together from as far as Virginia and California to participate in a themed hunt.
I agree with Christie, who blogged about last year's event, that this event is different from the AMC/AIME/other math competition I participated in during High School.
SUMiT is different from every other math extracurricular event in the United States in that it brings together young women of various different math backgrounds for a collaborative rather than competitive event. 
As a volunteer, I had a lot of fun solving math problems with bright young women :)

You can learn more about SUMiT at:

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Math Mixer + New exec :)

These are exciting times for USWIM :)
USWIM recently hosted the annual Math Mixer and held elections for new exec members.

Math Mixer
Thursday, Nov. 29 @8-9pm | Room 4-153

We hosted an event for math majors to mingle while enjoying FREE bubble tea from Leisure Station and froyo from Cafe 472 will be provided. It was awesome as it sounds.
The event was a huge success despite being hindered by the power outage - over people came by, and math majors had fun socializing and taking a break from psets!
There was generally a positive response, so we will be sure to bring more events like these in the future.
This event was brought to you by the Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament (HMMT), Undergraduate MathematicsAssociation (UMA) and Undergraduate Society of Women in Mathematics (USWIM).

And....Introducing new exec members!

President: Allison Koenecke
Vice President: Carmela Lao
Co-treasurers: Calley Murphy and Xinyue Deng
Secretary: Quanquan Liu
Webmaster: Chae Won Lee
Public Relation Chair: Elena De La Paz
Outreach Chair: Soohyun Park
Social Chair: Jessica Wang

We have an awesome group of dedicated people, and I hope we have may good semester together :*)


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Math in Industries

Math in Industries
Thursday, October 25 @ 6:15 PM

Featuring: Oracle, Jane Street, Akamai Technologies, D.E. Shaw & Co, and Wolfram

Dr. Wolfram in the flesh, recruiters from top companies, and delicious food from pepper sky and milk street were combinations for a successful Math in Industried event!  This event was geared towards illustrating how quantitative thinking is used in both financial and technological sectors.  Our panel discussion and networking session was an opportunity for students to ask questions and learn from company representatives from a variety of different backgrounds. We were happy to see more that 80 students show up and enjoy a great discussion with  the panelists :)

Photo: Math in industries event going on right now in 32-155!!! Meet recruiters from Oracle, DEshaw, Akamai, Jane Street, and Wolfram himself :)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

USWIM involvement in Math Prize for girls

USWIM is always looking to expand our involvement to great programs and events that share our vision.
So we were very happy to help out with Math Prize for girls, an awesome and impact event for girls, for the first time this year!
So a little bit about Math Prize for girls:

"Math Prize for girls is an an annual competition math competition for high-school girls,  that aims to "encourage young women with exceptional potent ion to become the mathematical and scientific leaders of tomorrow". Sponsored by the Advantage Testing Foundation, it is the  largest monetary math prize for girls in the world! 
The 4th annual contest was held on Saturday, September 22, 2012, at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 263 girls from across the United States and Canada competed for $49,000 in cash prizes".
(find out more at:

USWIM members worked with Dr. Mary O'Keeffe, Associate Director of the Math Prize, to organize the performances for the award ceremony (we were very lucky to get the logs, an all-male MIT acapella group, and the MIT cheer squad!), the registration process, informal MIT tours, etc.
There was also a beautiful party we got to attend at the Microsoft NERD Center with the other MP participants!
It was very rewarding to help put together such a fun and influential event that reaches out to so many intelligent young women.
I hope I see some of the participants on campus in a couple years :)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Math Mixer Fall 2012

The Math Mixer event happened 5:30-7PM on Thursday, Sept. 13th, and we were be honored to have many students and math department faculty members attend! USWIM's annual Math Mixer is one of the first introductions to the math department for many freshmen entering MIT.  Traditionally, we invite professors and recitation instructors from popular undergraduate math courses to speak on a panel and answer questions from our student audience over dinner.  The event was a great opportunity for students to ask any questions (Should I take 18.104? How do I ease into theoretical classes? LaTex??) and also get general advice from the amazing MIT math faculty members. 
As a newly declared course 18C, I especially enjoyed the mingling after the panel. The TAs I met were not only very qualified instructors but also extremely interesting people. Their advice spanned not only on the how to succeed in my currently math class, but also about working in the finance industry, studying overseas, and general happiness :)

Students grabbing some free Italian dinner!

We were glad to see a full panel and audience :)

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