About the Blog
Girls from the Triangle Area of North Carolina came to the UNC-Chapel Hill Mathematics Department to participate in the Girls Talk Math summer camp. Throughout the two week long program, participants work in groups of 4 or 5 on several projects. Each group is assigned one mathematics problem set in which they explore advanced topics usually not encountered until college or graduate school. These problem sets vary from year to year and include a wide variety of mathematics: from abstract concepts like knot theory to applications like network science. In addition to the problem set, each group is assigned a female mathematician to research whose work is related to their problem set. The campers then create their own media to share what they learned. Each group works together to write a blog post detailing the mathematics they explored and record a podcast about the female mathematician they researched.
Check out the blog posts to see what our amazing campers worked so hard on throughout the camp!
In Summer 2018, 39 high schoolers participated in the 3rd year of Girls Talk Math. The topics for the problem sets were: Network Science, Number Systems, Mathematical Epidemiology, Quantum Mechanics, RSA Encryption, Elliptic Curve Cryptography, Knot Theory, and Classification of Surfaces.
Girls Talk Math had its second run during Summer 2017. This year 35 high schoolers attended the program. The topics for the problem sets were: Network Science, Computing & Dynamics, Special Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, RSA Encryption, Elliptic Curve Cryptography, Knot Theory, and Classification of Surfaces.
During Summer 2016, Girls Talk Math hosted 26 high schoolers. The blog post titles from that summer are: The Art of Cryptography, Intro to Relativity, Mathematical Modeling (Fluid Dynamics), Monte Carlo and the Coding Tale, Real World Cryptography, and Scientific Computing: Recurrence Relations.
All Blog Posts
You can search through all the blog posts, without filtering by camp year, at the link below.