During the Summer 2016 run of the Girls Talk Math camp, 26 high school girls from the triangle area came to the Mathematics department at UNC for two weeks to explore topics in mathematics they usually don’t get to see in high school. They split into 6 groups of 4 or 5 campers. Each group worked on one problem set that fell under one of 4 umbrella topics: Cryptography, Scientific Computing, Special Relativity, and Mathematical Modeling. In addition to solving problems, each group researched the life of a female mathematician whose work was related to the math they would be exploring during camp. The campers then created their own media to share what they learned. As a group they recorded a podcast detailing the life of their mathematician and wrote a blog post explaining the math problems they solved and what they learned about their topic.
Check out the blog posts below to see what our amazing campers worked so hard on throughout the camp!