UNC Blog Posts

BLOG 2021*
TOPICS: Dr. Candice Price, Dr. Amanda Ruiz, and Dr. Alice Silverberg

*In 2021 campers wrote blog posts about female mathematicians rather than about the math in their problem sets as part of our modified curriculum for our virtual program since they were unable to record podcasts as usual.  

BLOG 2019 
TOPICS: Knot Theory, Classification of Surfaces, Quantum Mechanics, Network Science, Elliptic Curve Cryptography, Number Systems, RSA Encryption Cryptography, and Mathematical Epidemiology

BLOG 2018
TOPICS: Network Science, Number Systems, Mathematical Epidemiology, Quantum Mechanics, RSA Encryption, Elliptic Curve Cryptography, Knot Theory, and Classification of Surfaces.

BLOG 2017
TOPICS: Network Science, Computing & Dynamics, Special Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, RSA Encryption, Elliptic Curve Cryptography, Knot Theory, and Classification of Surfaces

BLOG 2016
TOPICS: 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


Note on COVID-19 – For the safety of our campers and volunteers, an online version of the camp was held in 2020 (and will be held again in 2021) with altered activities. Campers did not write blog posts in 2020 but we hope to return to sharing camper created media soon!

About the Blog

Girls from the Triangle Area of North Carolina come 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!