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Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion Commitment

Mathematics is a human activity. We believe that in order to maintain our legacy of excellence in research and education, it all comes down to people – embracing and celebrating our different experiences, cultures and perspectives.

For this reason, we are deeply committed to achieving equity and enhancing diversity among our faculty, students and staff. We foster diversity and inclusion within our department and community, including persons of varying abilities/disabilities, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, geographic region, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status.  Our department is dedicated to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of talented faculty, students and staff specifically from historically underrepresented groups.

Opportunities for Women in Math

  • Women in Math (WIM) at the UCLA math department is an informal group of women graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and visitors.  They regularly hold lunches, dinners, and other social gatherings with the goal of fostering community and providing support for the women in the department.
  • Women in Math Mentorship Program provides undergraduate women who are interested in or pursuing careers in mathematics with access to advising by current female graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

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Involvements at the National Level

We were represented at the 2019 SACNAS Conference (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) as one of the two mini-courses of the Modern Math Workshop. SACNAS is the largest multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity event in the country; a 3-day conference which serves to equip, empower, and energize participants for their academic and professional paths in STEM.

Our department was also represented at the 2019 Field of Dream Conference, hosted by The National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. This annual conference brings together faculty in the mathematical sciences with students from backgrounds underrepresented in those fields.