The Rose Whelan Society

A Mathematics and Applied Mathematics affinity group



The Rose Whelan Society is an organization of women graduate students, postdoctorates
and faculty in pure and applied mathematics at Brown University.



About the Rose Whelan Society:

The Rose Whelan Society is a group aimed at creating community among women graduate students, postdocs and faculty in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at Brown. The Society organizes social activities (group lunches, wine and cheese events at ICERM, ice skating trips), as well as career-oriented events (postdoc and job panels). We also organize outreach activities for undergraduate students (finals prep study sessions, graduate school panel). The Rose Whelan Society is funded by the Mathematics and Applied Mathematics departments at Brown and often collaborates on events with The Brown Chapter of AWM and The Brown SIAM Chapter.

The Rose Whelan Society was organized in October of 2001, principally through the efforts of Kathryn Leonard, a graduate student in the mathematics department, and Mirelle Boutin, a postdoctorate in the applied mathematics department. We chose to name ourselves after the first person to receive a Ph.D. from Brown's Department of Mathematics. Click here to read more about the life of Rose Whelan. Much support in getting this organization off the ground was received from the existing framework for affinity groups at Brown University.


Upcoming Activities:

- Summer (TBA)


2015-2016 Activities:

Spring 2016:

Fall 2015:



Other Past Activities:

Weekly Tea - Tuesdays in Kassar House Common Room, Fall 2014, 2015.

Wine and Cheese, Fall and Spring semesters.

Final Exam Preparation and Holiday Cooking Decorating, end of Fall and Spring semesters.

Inspiring Women in STEM: a Panel Discussion, Spring 2013.


Get in touch with us!

If you have suggestions for events/collaborations or would like to learn more about the Rose Whelan Society for Women in Math, please contact:

Veronica Ciocanel, Applied Math
Amanda Howard, Applied Math
Sara Maloni, Math

If you would like to be added to the listserv, please contact:

Alexandria Volkening, Applied Math
Laura Walton, Math