Beyond the Classroom: Girls Exploring Math

Beyond the Classroom: Girls Exploring Math is a non-residential summer program sponsored by the OSU Department of Mathematics and The STEAM Factory – to be held at The STEAM Factory. This program invites 20-25 young women entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grade to experience mathematics through engaging activities in an untraditional environment. Led by a staff of enthusiastic math professionals, participants will build confidence in their math and programming abilities and develop a deeper understanding of a variety of topics, including mathematical and algorithmic reasoning and problem solving skills. For example, students will explore the connection between music and mathematics, and drawing with mathematics.

Beyond the Classroom: Girls Exploring Math provides a supportive atmosphere that allows experimentations and computations outside of the standard secondary curriculum.  The goal of this program is to create a deeper appreciation of mathematics in an audience who has not developed a strong interest in mathematics-related careers through traditional instruction.

Additionally, these young women will be challenged with activities designed to demonstrate the importance of math and programming skills in the current age of technology and advancement.  Emphasis will be placed on learning skills and ideas that, in practice, will allow for discovery. Students will engage the mathematics and coding skills that they learn in a project that they develop in the third week of this program.

Beyond the Classroom: Girls Exploring Math is, above all, about fun. The program invites young women into a world of mathematics which exists outside of their textbooks.  This program illustrates why mathematicians love mathematics and aims to spark that interest in a generation of bright, young women.

Place: The STEAM Factory (400 W. Rich St., Columbus, OH 43215)
Dates: July 9 – July 27, 2018
Days: Monday-Wednesday-Friday
Time: 10am-2pm
Cost: $50
Students will need to provide their own lunch.

The deadline is now extended to May 25; however, applications will be read beginning April 15 with rolling admissions beginning at that time.

For any questions or additional information, please contact: btc-gem@math.osu.edu

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *