About the Application
The application consists almost entirely of straightforward information about the camper such as contact information and recent math courses taken. We do NOT ask for grades, GPA, letters of recommendation, etc…
There are two long form questions. One asks for an “Interest Paragraph” where the camper describes in a short paragraph why she is interested in attending Girls Talk Math. The other is an “About the Camper” paragraph where the applicant has a chance to tell us more about their individual interests. Both paragraphs needs to be written by the camper and will be considered when selecting attendees. Length: up to 1500 characters. The application without the long form answers should take 5-10 minutes to complete.
We ask that the application is filled out by the campers, with particular attention to the “interest paragraph” and “about the camper”, which will be considered when acceptance decisions are made.
Please fill out the form by April 1st, 2018. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by April 6th, 2018.
About the Camp
Girls Talk Math is a FREE math day camp for rising 9th to 12th graders who identify as girls or an underrepresented gender running from July 9th to July 20th, 2018 (Monday through Friday). Camp activities will be from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Mathematics Department of UNC – Chapel Hill. Before and after care will be offered beginning at 8:30am and ending at 5:00pm. No overnight accommodations will be provided. Girls Talk Math is a day camp, so we will not accept applications from students who live outside of a 40 miles radius from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Campers will work on challenging math problems related to female mathematicians’ work throughout history. During the camp the girls will create a podcast series about the life of these female mathematicians, and blog posts about the mathematics they do at camp. The problems will cover math topics outside the high school curriculum, giving the girls a taste of college level mathematics.
If you have any questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.