COVID-19 Information for GirlsGetMath Applicants

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the in-person version of this program has been canceled. However, we invite you to enjoy a small selection of modules related to the GirlsGetMath curriculum consisting of videos and downloadable activities. They can be found on the Brown University math institute's website (ICERM). These materials will be available to the general public for the entire month of August 2020. https://icerm.brown.edu/girlsgetmath/2020/

Note: If you submitted a complete application via MathPrograms.org this year, it will be rolled over into the 2021 GirlsGetMath applicant pool and will be considered regardless of your grade or age.

GirlsGetMath@Stonehill invites 20-25 students to explore the mathematical sciences in an open and encouraging setting. Hands-on activities, interactive lectures, and daily computer labs are led by accomplished professional faculty who are enthusiastic about serving as scientific mentors and discussing a variety of careers that utilize a mathematical background. Potential topics include cryptography, data science, image processing, prime numbers and factoring, and mathematical modeling.

The goals of the program are:

  • to show young adults that the study of mathematics can be exciting, beautiful, and useful
  • to build confidence in students’ mathematical knowledge through engaging and expert mathematical instruction
  • to provide an affirming environment that introduces high schools to a variety of career opportunities in which sophisticated mathematical ability plays a key role
  • to emphasize the strategic role mathematics plays for success in STEM careers
  • to provide the participants with a support group and expert mentors who are successful graduate students and professionals from the STEM workforce
  • to have a positive influence on the way girls view their mathematical interest and ability

Participant Requirements:

  • Students must be entering the 10th or 11th grade in the fall of 2020
  • Students must ask one math teacher to submit a letter of recommendation
  • Students must submit a one-page personal statement of interest

Special Thanks

The 2020 GirlsGetMath@Stonehill program is made possible through gifts from the JetBlue Foundation via ICERM’s train-the-trainer program.

Contact Information

Leyda M. Almodovar Velazquez

Leyda M. Almodovar Velazquez

Assistant Professor of Mathematics