The Noetherian Ring began several years ago as a way to bring together female undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty to create a community and structure for mentoring in the department.

What started as the occasional lunch gathering has expanded, and the group started a lecture series to feature the research of local and visiting women/nonbinary mathematicians. The seminar is organized by graduate students Laura Shou and Mira Gordin.

The overarching goal of the series is to highlight the work of a diverse set of speakers, who are asked to present their work at a general graduate level so that the whole department can participate.