Celebrate Women in Maths Day - QUT


Monday, 13 May: 1-2 pm


QUT Gardens Point Campus, OJW Room, S-1215

ACEMS is a proud sponsor for several events to celebrate the inaugural International Women in Maths Day taking part on and around 12 May here in Australia.

At QUT in Brisbane, ACEMS will host a lunch on Monday 13 May. A selection of successful and inspiring female mathematicians and statisticians from both QUT and surrounds will talk about what mathematics means to them and why it’s important more girls and women consider careers in the mathematical sciences. The panel is made up of:

  • Dr Robyn Araujo - QUT School of Mathematical Sciences
  • Dr Kate Helmstedt - QUT School of Maths & ACEMS Associate Investigator
  • Virginia Wheway - Data Science & Analytics Manager, Thiess
  • Sarah Hepworth - Director of Data Science, Australian Tax Office (ATO)

Their talks will be followed by a panel discussion, led by QUT Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen, who is also a Deputy Director and Chief Investigator for ACEMS.

The event is free and is brought to you by ACEMS and the QUT School of Mathematics. Numbers are limited, so please ensure you register if you wish to attend and please do get in touch if you wish to cancel your spot so it can be offered to someone else.

Why 12 May? The date was chosen at the 2018 World Meeting for Women in Mathematics, (WM)^2, to remember Maryam Mirzakhani on what would have been her 42nd birthday. In 2014, Prof Mirzakhani became the first woman to win a Fields Medal, considered to be the ‘Nobel Prize of Mathematics’.