PhD student Adriana Zanca has won the 2022 TM Cherry Prize

PhD student Adriana Zanca was awarded the 2022 TM Cherry Prize for best student presentation at the 58th Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics Conference (ANZIAM 2022). She was a co-winner of the prize with Michael Denes (UNSW).

Professor Natalie Thamawatanna (Newcastle) appointed Chair of ANZIAM for 2022

Prof Natalie Thamawatanna served deputy chair of ANZIAM for 2021 and is pleased to take up the role of Chair. In 2017–2018, Natalie served on the WIMSIG committee. WIMSIG congratulates Natalie on taking another leadership role within the Australian mathematical community.

Women in STEM ambassador program has received renewed funding

Astronomer Prof Lisa Harvey Smith (UNSW) was appointed as the inaugural Women in STEM ambassador in 2018. She has assembled a fabulous team of researchers, program coordinators, and media liaisons to create a variety of initiatives that raise the profile of women in STEM. We are pleased that an additional six million dollars in funding has been announced by the Minister for Science and Technology, Hon Melissa Price.

Nominations for 2022 Gavin Brown Prize

Nominate an outstanding and innovative piece of research in the mathematical sciences for the 2022 Gavin Brown Prize. The Gavin Brown Prize honours an outstanding piece of work by members of the AustMS, published in the last decade. We invite all WIMSIG members to recognise the achievements of colleagues by making a nomination. Rules of the prize can be found at https://austms.org.au/awards-grants/awards/gavin-brown-best-paper-prize/Nominations close May 20, and may be made here. For more information, contact Julie Clutterbuck (Selection Committee Chair) at julie.clutterbuck@monash.edu.   


March 7 is International Women in Data Science Day!

The QUT Centre for Data Science (CDS) is proud to partner with the Australian Data Science Network (ADSN) to help celebrate International Women in Data Science Day! We are hosting both in-person and virtual events on the day for you to join in on!  You’ll get to hear from 12 amazing women over the course of a half-day. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/women-in-data-science-day-2022-tickets-263960211097.


Australian National University

Griffith University (Gold Coast)

Flinders University

Macquarie University

Kirby Institute (UNSW Sydney)


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