Forging the Yellowhammer Network of Women in the Mathematical Sciences


The Department of Mathematics, in collaboration with the UA student chapter of Association for Women in Mathematics, is delighted to host the Workshop for Forging the Yellowhammer Network of Women in the Mathematical Sciences. This day-long event will bring together women and female-identifying graduate students and faculty working in Alabama (the Yellowhammer state) to provide field-specific professional development and mentoring.

In particular, the workshop seeks to:

  • Connect women and female-identifying graduate students and faculty with each other for networking, mentoring, and potential future collaborations.
  • Distribute information on opportunities geared at providing support for individuals who identify as a gender minority in the mathematical sciences.
  • Provide opportunities for participants to explore how their gender expression shapes their professional experiences in the mathematical sciences.
  • Begin forging a sustainable network of women and female-identifying faculty members in Alabama that can offer support, mentoring, and collaborations to participating individuals.

This event will take place on February 12, 2022.

In addition, during the Fall 2021 semester,  we will be hosting virtual peer mentoring groups for graduate students! Information on these sessions can be

Check this page regularly for updates or email Dr. Martha Makowski (profile linked to below) to have yourself added to the event mailing list.



Workshop activities will include a mixture of the following:

  • Informal networking.
  • General sessions designed to build professional knowledge.
  • Career-stage specific professional mentoring.
  • Peer mentoring.

Planning Committee

  • Dr. Martha Makowski (Chair), The University of Alabama
  • Dr. Madhuri Mulekar, University of South Alabama
  • Dr. Guanqun Cao, Auburn University
  • Dr. Jing Chen, University of West Alabama
  • Dr. Christine Lee, University of South Alabama
  • Dr. Candice Quinn, University of North Alabama
  • Dr. Yinshu Wu, Alabama A&M University
  • Dr. Carmeliza Navasca, University of Alabama – Birmingham


We are able to hold this event thanks to the generous support of the following agencies and individuals: