# Notes: The Gender Gap in Math

"The Gender Gap in Math" presented by the Harvard Undergraduate Mathematics Association

Panel: Gigliola Staffilani *(Professor, MIT Math)*, Rediet Adebe '13 *(PhD, Harvard SEAS)*, Hilary Finucane '09 *(PhD, MIT)*, Alison Miller '08 *(Postdoc, Harvard Math)*

Moderator: Sarah Richardson *(Professor, Harvard Social Studies)*

Notes legibility estimate: HIGH

Notes completeness estimate: Incomplete; important, scattered quotes only.

Please assume that everything is at best a loose paraphrasing of what the panelists actually said; in the place where it got really bad, I've noted *[paraphrased]*, but the others aren't always close quotations, either. Many good answers were left off because I'm seriously not that fast at taking notes.

## HUMS: Some Numbers

The Harvard Undergraduate Math Survey (May 2014) was organized by Meena Boppana, Kate Donahue, Domniki Georgopoulou, and Caitlin Stanton, with contributions by Rahul Dalal, Ellen Robo, and Isabel Vogt, and advised by Prof. Benedict Gross. It had 130 responses, 55 from math concentrators (1/3 of math undergrads); here are a few of the findings.

Are you made uncomfortable by the gender gap