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address pipeline issues and offers programs and prizes aimed at middle school, high school, and college students. AWM and Math for America sponsor an Essay Contest highlighting the achievements of a woman in mathematics. AWM and the NSF Mathematics Institutes sponsor a mentoring program (Mentor Network). AWM’s grants support activities for middle and high school students (Sonia Kovalevsky Days). AWM encourages the development of undergraduate student chapters and offers the Alice T. Schafer Prize for Excellence in Mathematics by an undergraduate woman at the Joint Mathematics Meetings. AWM participates in the USA Science and Engineering Festival.

AWM recommends that funding be made available for an extensive and comprehensive mentoring network for middle and high school girls of color who are interested in mathematics and sciences.



The American Mathematical society collects data on the ethnicity of new PhD’s in their annual survey. These can be found at

Membership data: In 2010-2011, 82 percent of AWM individual members were female, 13 percent were male, and the rest did not identify. In this same year, 68 percent were Caucasian, 6 percent Asian, 3 percent African American, 2 percent Spanish or Latino, and the rest did not identify.



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