GirlsGetMath@Stonehill is a five-day non-residential mathematics program at Stonehill College. It is open to high schoolers who live in or near the Easton, MA area who will be entering the 10th or 11th grade in the fall of 2020.
COVID-19 Information for GirlsGetMath Applicants
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the in-person version of this program has been canceled. However, there will be a small selection of modules related to the GirlsGetMath curriculum available online, consisting of videos and downloadable activities. Links to these materials will be posted on this webpage at the beginning of August 2020, accessible at your convenience for that entire month.
Note: all applicants with complete applications from the 2020 pool will be rolled over into the 2021 GirlsGetMath applicant pool and will be considered regardless of 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
- 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