Women and Mathematics

Since 1994 with the support of the National Science Foundation, the Institute, together with Princeton University, has hosted an intensive 11-day mentoring program for undergraduate and graduate women in mathematics.

The program brings together research mathematicians with undergraduate and graduate students on the campus of the Institute for Advanced Study and is designed to address issues of gender imbalance in mathematics. Activities include lectures and seminars on a focused mathematical topic, mentoring, discussions on peer relations, an introduction to career opportunities and a women in sciences seminar.

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Math in the Real World: More Than Just a Numbers Game

Sandi Peterson and Kathy Wengel
May 11, 2016
Mathematics has a vital role in shaping a product’s life, from research & development to manufacturing, and from marketing to supply chain. In this public lecture, Institute Trustee Sandi Peterson and Kathy Wengel, both Princeton alumnae, will explore the importance of mathematics throughout the lifecycle of some of Johnson & Johnson’s best known brands while sharing their experience of the impact of mathematics on the critical success factors of a modern career.