Gender Inclusivity in Mathematics (GIIM)

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Gender Inclusivity in Mathematics
(GIIM)
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Members 150
Fall Comp? Yes
Spring Comp? Yes

Gender Inclusivity in Mathematics (GIIM) is an organization dedicated to creating a community of mathematicians particularly welcoming to women and gender minorities interested in math and to reducing the gender gap in Harvard’s math department. Each year, we run community events, a mentorship program, speaker series, socials, and WIMS, our annual undergraduate womxn in math and statistics conference.

Comp Process

GIIM has no comp - just join! There is a simple application for members (gauging interest) with a short interview for board positions!

Member Experience

Members attend casual socials and community membership is relaxed. Members can also join our mentorships program and be paired with upperclassmen to discuss their perspective on navigating math at Harvard. Our culture is inclusive, welcoming, and positive! Our goal is to encourage people to be more active in the math community :) GIIM also hosts Math Night, a weekly math office hour and problem set night. We also hope to connect students with the greater math community and engage with addressing inclusivity in math through our speaker/discussion series, advising panels, and conference.

We have a small but active board (first-years are welcome) working to hold GIIM community events and speaker series throughout the year as well as an annual conference, Womxn in Math and Statistics (WIMS). The board roles are flexible based on board member’s projects: socials, publicity, social media, finance, mentorships, speaker series, and conference coordinators.

Highlights

Socials

We host the best study breaks with actually good food (boba, cupcakes, mochi, sushi).

Mentorship Program

We match students interested in math and math-adjacent fields with mentors and host various mentorship events throughout the year. We also sponsor meals in the square for mentorship groups to get to know each other.

WIMS

WIMS is an annual day-long conference, Womxn in Math and Statistics, with keynote speakers, panels (Careers in Math, Gender Gap), and breakout sessions on a variety of topics in math, careers in math, inclusivity in math.

InclusiviTea

An open event featuring tea, cookies, and renowned Harvey Mudd professor Francis Su for members of the math community at Harvard to discuss issues of inclusion in mathematics and how we can resolve them.

REU panel

An informative session to learn about other undergraduates’ experience with applying to and doing mathematics research with an NSF-funded program.

Open mic night

Many students involved in our club have musical and artistic talents that we love to feature!