Diversity, Inclusion & Access at AMS

AMS DEPARTMENT MISSION

Fostering respect, welcoming diversity and supporting inclusion is a principal focus of the AMS department. We believe that cultivating creativity for scientific advancement and future success relies on educational and contemporary visions involving a diverse and inclusive community.

DIA in AMS

GET INVOLVED

Involvement is when change happens. Multiple opportunities exist to become informed and improve diversity, inclusion and access in the AMS department. Please join!

NEXT DI&A COMMITTEE MEETING

Tuesday, February 27th at 4:00 PM in CH 143

DI&A Ambassador Office Hours

Join DI&A student representatives during scheduled office hours.

Spring 2024 Office Hours:

Pending

Contact Information

Committe Co-Chairs:
Dorit Hammerling
(hammerling@mines.edu)

Cecilia Diniz Behn
(cdinizbe@mines.edu)

DI&A Student Ambassadors:
Pending

 

LONG-TERM OUTCOMES

We want our stakeholders, students, alumni, and peers to see us as leaders in DI&A.  To do so, we will:

  • Have a fair and equitable allocation of service and resources.
  • Ensure we have organized open forms for discussions that address issues in DI&A such as book clubs and/or movie clubs.
  • Promote training surrounding DI&A issues.
  • Ensure our instructors are implementing inclusive classroom best practices.
  • Ensure we are consistently evaluating our progress and setting new goals.
  • Ensure we are promoting a shared responsibility among our department members.

AMS diverse community

The AMS community is a diverse community with students and faculty from 18 different countries on 5 different continents.

BEST AMS DI&A READS

AMS Book Club for Spring 2024:

“Women in Science Now” by Lisa M. P. Munoz

 

Women working in the sciences face obstacles at virtually every step along their career paths. From subtle slights to blatant biases, deep systemic problems block women from advancing or push them out of science and technology entirely.Women in Science Now examines solutions to this persistent gender gap, offering new perspectives on how to make science more equitable and inclusive for all. This book shares stories and insights of women from a range of backgrounds working in various disciplines, illustrating the journeys that brought them to the sciences, the challenges they faced along the way, and the important contributions they have made to their fields. Lisa M. P. Munoz combines these narratives with a wealth of data to illuminate the size and scope of the challenges women scientists face, while highlighting research-based solutions to help overcome these obstacles. She presents groundbreaking studies in social psychology and organizational behavior that are informing novel approaches for combating historic and ongoing inequities.Through a combined focus on personal experiences and social-science research, this timely book provides both a path toward greater gender equity and an inspiring vision of science and scientists.

Join a Mines Student Group

Make friends, have fun and learn though a student organization that supports DI&A.

MINES STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

  • Society for Women in Mathematics
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Math Club
  • oSTEM
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
  • Mine Mathematics & Computing Collaborative
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society
  • American Medical Women’s Association
  • Association for Computing Machinery – Women
  • Mines African Student Union
  • Saudi Students Club
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women in Physics
  • Society of Women in Chemistry

For more information, including how to get in touch with these student organizations, click here.

Join a National or International Group

Grow your professional and DIA network through membership in one of these groups.

National and International Organizations

Check out these websites for an extensive list of organizations supporting minority and LGBT mathematicians.

“We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community–and this nation.”
          –Cesar Chavez