ICERM strongly supports the National Science Foundation's goals of expanding the numbers and diversity of individuals engaged in mathematical sciences through increased participation. ICERM is a member of the Math Institutes Diversity Committee. We actively seek participation of women and under-represented minorities in ICERM's governing bodies and in all scientific programs, workshops and events. Specifically, ICERM policy includes the following:

The Board of Trustees and the Science Advisory Board work to ensure participation of women and under-represented minorities on all ICERM boards and in all scientific programs, respectively. The Director and Associate Directors are proactive in seeking representation of women and minorities in its undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral programs and on organizing committees of programs and workshops, and work and liaise closely with organizing committees to increase diversity among funded participants. All past and future activities that support these goals and achievements in this area are documented on this page.

ICERM hosts or co-sponsors special events or conferences that serve women and under-represented minorities in the mathematical sciences, including diversity workshops, Blackwell-Tapia conferences, SACNAS conferences, and AWM workshops and events, and builds relations with academic institutions that serve large minority populations.

ICERM states its commitment to diversity on all informational and promotional materials, and broadly advertises its activities and opportunities for funding.

Ulrica Wilson, an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Morehouse College, was hired as ICERM's first Associate Director of Diversity and Outreach in July 2013. In this role, Ulrica provides leadership in meeting institutional diversity goals: ensuring diversity throughout ICERM's programs, assisting in the development of policies and procedures, participating in national meetings and conferences, and helping to identify and obtain funding for programs and activities.

ICERM's 2012 Blackwell-Tapia Conference40th Anniversary of the Association for Women in Mathematics
Recipients of past and present Blackwell-Tapia prizes gather with ICERM Director Jill Pipher (center) during the 2012 Blackwell-Tapia Conference organized and hosted by ICERM in November 2012. L-R: William Massey, Richard Tapia, Ricardo Cortez, Trachette Jackson, Jill Pipher, Juan Meza, Rodrigo Bañuelos, and Carlos Castillo-Chavez who organized the initial conference in 2000.Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research; Jill Pipher, ICERM and Georgia Benkart, University of Wisconsin, Madison celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Association for Women in Mathematics.


To see activities related to diversity in the mathematical sciences, please go to the "Living a Math Life" Google Calendar.


Upcoming Events:
DatesTitleHost and Organizers
October 15-16, 2014 2014 Modern Math Workshop, pre-conference to the SACNAS annual meeting in Los Angeles, CA
Hosted by the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI). ICERM's sponsored guest speaker will be ICERM postdoc Jacqueline Davis.
November 14-15, 2014 Blackwell-Tapia Conference 2014
(hosted by IPAM in Los Angeles, CA)
Hosted by the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) in Los Angeles, CA. Organized by Ricardo Cortez, Tulane University, Monica Jackson, American University, Trachette Jackson, University of Michigan, and Herbert Medina, Loyola Marymount University, Mathematics
March 1-3, 2015 Infinite Possibilities Conference Hosted by Oregon State University
March 26-28, 2015 Careers in Mathematical Sciences: A Workshop for Underrepresented Minorities Hosted by the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Minnesota. Organized by Chehrzad, IMA, Pamela Williams LMI Research Institute, Ulrica Wilson, ICERM, and Victor Zavala, Argonne National Laboratory
June 24-27, 2015 Conference for African-American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences (CAARMS) Hosted by ICERM. Organized by William Massey, Princeton University
July 20-24, 2015 Research Experiences for Undergraduate Faculty (REUF) Hosted by ICERM. Organized by Brianna Donaldson, AIM, Leslie Hogben, AIM, and Ulrica Wilson, ICERM
Past Events:
September 17-18, 2011AWM Anniversary Conference: 40 Years and Counting Hosted by ICERM, the AWM celebrated the progress of women in mathematical professions and recognized individual achievements.
October 26-27, 20112011 Modern Math Workshop at SACNAS in San Jose, CA ICERM sponsored guest speaker Jose Blanchet, Columbia University: "Monte Carlo Methods for Risk Analysis"
October 9-10, 20122012 Modern Math Workshop at SACNAS in Seattle, WA ICERM sponsored guest speaker Jessica Purcell, Brigham Young University: "Low-dimensional Topology, Geometry, and Dynamics"
November 2-4, 2012Mathematical Field of Dreams Conference in Tempe, AZ ICERM sponsored ICERM Institute Postdoc Julio Andrade as a guest speaker: "Number Theory, Polynomials and Random Matrices"
November 9-10, 2012Blackwell-Tapia Conference 2012 Hosted by ICERM, this bienial conference inspires African-American, Native American and Latino/Latina students to pursue careers in mathematics.
October 2 - 3, 2013 2013 Modern Math Workshop at SACNAS in San Antonio, TXJeff Brock, Ricardo Cortez, Snehalata Huzurbazar, Jill Pipher, Ivelisse Rubio
April 9-11, 2014 2014 Spring Opportunities for Women Workshop
(held in Knoxville Tennessee at NIMBioS)
Hosted by NIMBioS at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Organized by Ruth Charney, Brandeis University and President of AWM, Snehalata Huzurbazar, University of Wyoming, North Carolina State University, and SAMSI, Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee and NIMBioS, Joan Lind, University of Tennessee, Kelly Sturner, NIMBioS