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.
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
February 22nd at 5 PM in CH 156
March 8th at 4:30 PM in CH 156
DI&A Ambassador Office Hours
Join DI&A student representatives during scheduled office hours.
Spring 2023 Office Hours:
February 3rd from 12:00 – 1:00 PM in CH 156
March 3rd from 12:00 – 1:00 PM in CH 156
March 31st from 12:00 – 1:00 PM in CH 156
Dorit Hammerling (firstname.lastname@example.org)
DI&A Student Ambassadors:
Alejandro Caballero (email@example.com)
Michael Ivanitskiy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Grace Mattingly (email@example.com)
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 2023:
February 27th at 5 PM in CH 156
April 3rd at 5 PM in CH 156
“The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values” (2020). Brian Christian
The problem of aligning artificial intelligence to human values grows increasingly important as AI systems become both more prevalent and more powerful. Even today, there are significant concerns about the racial, gender, and other biases of existing systems being used for surveillance, prison sentencing, healthcare decisions, and more. Furthermore, there are serious concerns about the possible catastrophic consequences of more powerful systems. Our reading group of “The Alignment Problem” by Brian Christian hopes to bring this problem to the attention of more researchers, and provide a background on the history of the field. Although experience in mathematics, machine learning, neuroscience, psychology, or social sciences is helpful, this book is highly accessible to any interested reader. For more information about this group, or if you have an interest in joining a research group on the more technical aspects of the problem, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
- International Student Council
- Mine Mathematics & Computing Collaborative
- American Indian Science and Engineering Society
- American Medical Women’s Association
- Association for Computing Machinery – Women
- Indian Subcontinent Student Association
- Latin American Student Association at Mines
- Mines African Student Union
- Saudi Students Association
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
- Society of Women in Physics
- Society of Women in Chemistry
- Women in Mining
- Women in MME, ML, and Nuclear
- Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics
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.
DI&A People and Podcasts
“We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community–and this nation.”