the sometimes difficult transitions between middle school and high school mathematics and between high school and college mathematics, to assist the teachers of women mathematics students, and to encourage colleges and universities to develop more extensive cooperation with middle schools and high schools in their area.”

Tensor Women and Mathematics Grants (

The Mathematics Association of America awards grants of up to $6,000 to college or university and secondary mathematics faculty for projects designed to encourage college and university women or high school and middle school girls to study mathematics. This program, funded by the Tensor Foundation, supports activities such as the following:

•   Organizing a club for women interested in mathematics or mathematics and science;

•   Creating a network of women professional mentors who will direct mathematics projects for girls;

•   Holding a conference for counselors to prepare them to encourage women and girls to continue to study mathematics;

•   Conducting a summer mathematics program for high school women;

•   Bringing high school women onto a college campus for a “math day” with follow-up;

•   Structuring a program for high school and/or college women to mentor younger female mathematics students with math projects or math clubs;

•   Forming partnerships with industry to acquaint women students with real-life applications of mathematics; and

•   Providing funds toward release time to allow a faculty member to prepare a course on women and mathematics, provided the host institution agrees to offer such a course.


Alice T. Schafer Prize (

The Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is awarded to an undergraduate woman residing in the United States for excellence in mathematics.

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