Assistant Professor of Mathematics Courtney Gibbons recently visited two college campuses where she made presentations and engaged in research-oriented projects in math with other women. The latter activity is reflective of one of her overarching goals, advocating for women in math and other STEM fields.
Gibbons was an invited panelist at the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics. The meeting was hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Feb. 3rd to 5th. Gibbons was part of a discussion on “Random Bits of Advice.”
She was also invited to Williams College to give the kickoff talk for the Association for Women in Mathematics Student Chapter colloquium series.
Prior to the University of Nebraska conference, Gibbons spoke at the university’s algebra seminar. She also met with commutative algebra faculty and students for an informal research session before the Williams colloquium. Gibbons said these research-oriented activities were important because they involved actually doing math with other women, rather than just talking about math done by or with women.