Girls Talk Math started at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016 and expanded to the University of Maryland in 2018. We hope to bring our camp to other locations. If you are interested in starting your very own Girls Talk Math camp, please contact us, and we will help you get started!
A camp with the following characteristics is welcome in the Girls Talk Math kinship:
- Girls Talk Math camps are gender-inclusive. Every student who self-identifies as female or from an underrepresented gender is encouraged to apply.
- Girls Talk Math camps are directed at high-school age students, rising 9th to 12th graders.
- Girls Talk Math camps should be free or very low cost for all attendees. When possible, lunch should be provided to students who request it. In case it is necessary to ask for payment, camp should not cost more than $50/camper.
- Girls Talk Math camps should aim to reach a broad range of students in terms of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, etc. and foster an inclusive environment for all campers.
- Girls Talk Math camps include a strong media component. Campers should work on a blog post (or similar written piece) to record their experiences in solving the Mathematics problem sets. Students should be assigned a Mathematician or scientist from an underrepresented group to research; each group of students should record a podcast about the scientist they have researched.
The Girls Talk Math name and logo are a 2016 copyright of Francesca Bernardi and Katrina Morgan; all rights reserved.