Due to COVID-19 Girls Talk Math 2021 will take place ONLINE with a modified program. Separate online programs will be hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Maryland at College Park.
Interested students who are local to the given program and meet the eligibility requirements below are welcome to apply to participate in this year’s online program!
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The program at UNC will run June 21 – July 2 from 9am-12pm Monday through Friday. Applications will be posted in the coming weeks. APPLY HERE
University of Maryland at College Park
The program at UMD will run July 19 – July 30 from 2pm-4pm Monday through Friday. Applications will be posted in the coming weeks. APPLY HERE
Rising 9th through 12th graders who identify as girls or an under represented gender are eligible to apply.
Girls Talk Math is a two-week-long day camp that is free for all attendees. The program is available to rising 9th through 12th graders who identify as girls or an under represented gender and 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.
Structure and Activities
There will be time for group work every day with several other activities interspersed throughout the two weeks. These activities vary from location to location and 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.