Applications for Camp 2018 are now closed. Check back in March 2019 for Camp 2019 applications. You can find out more about the application process here.
Rising 9th through 12th graders who identify as girls or an under represented gender and live within 40 miles of UNC – Chapel Hill are eligible to apply.
Girls Talk Math is a two-week-long day camp at the University of North Carolina. Camp is free for all attendees. The program is available to rising 9th through 12th graders who identify as girls or an under represented gender in the Triangle Area who are interested in exploring challenging math problems that go beyond the high school curriculum.
Campers will divide into groups of four or five to complete several projects throughout the two weeks. Each group will
- Work independently through a problem set on an advanced mathematics topic usually not encountered until college or even graduate school.
- Write a Blog Post about the mathematics learned in the problem set.
- Research a female mathematician whose work is related to the topic covered in the problem set.
- Write and record a podcast about their mathematician’s life and work and how it relates to the work the students did at camp.
At the end of the first day of camp, students will indicate their preferences for which problem set they would like to work on. Girls Talk Math staff will break campers into groups based on their preferences.
Structure and Activities
The camp day runs from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, with before and after camp supervision beginning at 8:30am and ending at 5:00pm.
Each camp day will begin and end with whole camp check ins and cool downs. There will be time for group work every day with several other activities interspersed throughout the two weeks. These activities include short lectures on the various topics campers are studying, professional and student panels, How To Make a Podcast, Growth Mindset, Scratch Workshop, and Makey Makey studio time.