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Association for Women in Mathematics Falconer Lectures

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Falconer Lectures

About the Series | The Lecturers


About the Falconer Lecture Series

The Association for Women in Mathematics and the Mathematical Association of America annually present the Etta Z. Falconer Lectures to honor women who have made distinguished contributions to the mathematical sciences or mathematics education. These one-hour expository lectures are presented at Mathfest each summer. While the lectures began with Mathfest 1996, the title "Etta Z. Falconer Lecture" was established in 2004 in memory of Falconer's profound vision and accomplishments in enhancing the movement of minorities and women into scientific careers.

Etta Z. Falconer was the 1995 winner of the Hay Award. Please see her citation for this award.


The Falconer Lecturers

  • 1996 Karen E. Smith
    "Calculus mod p"
  • 1997 Suzanne M. Lenhart
    "Applications of Optimal Control to Various Population Models"
  • 1998 Margaret H. Wright
    "The Interior-Point Revolution in Constrained Optimization"
  • 1999 Chuu-Lian Terng
    "Geometry and Visualization of Surfaces"
  • 2000 Audrey Terras
    "Finite Quantum Chaos"
  • 2001 Pat Shure
    "The Scholarship of Learning and Teaching: A Look Back and a Look Ahead"
  • 2002 Annie Selden
    "Two Research Traditions Separated by a Common Subject: Mathematics and Mathematics Education"
  • 2003 Katharine P. Layton
    "What I Learned in Forty Years in Beverly Hills 90212"
  • 2004 Bozenna Pasik-Duncan
    "Mathematics Education of Tomorrow"
  • 2005 Fern Hunt
    "Techniques for Visualizing Frequency Patterns in DNA"
  • 2006 Trachette Jackson
    "Cancer Modeling: From the Classical to the Contemporary"
  • 2007 Katherine St. John
    "Comparing Evolutionary Trees"
  • 2008 Rebecca Goldin
    "The use and abuse of statistics in the media"


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