About our program: Girls Talk Math (GTM) is a mathematics and media day camp for rising 9th-12th grade girls and non-binary students. This program lasts two weeks from 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. Students work in groups on a challenging STEM problem set and research the life and work of a scientist from a marginalized group. Student teams produce a blog post about the math the learned and write and record a podcast about the scientist they researched. More than 50 blog posts and 50 podcasts are available at https://girlstalkmath.com and on iTunes and SoundCloud. GTM camps have hosted more than 350 students and are currently hosted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (founding chapter, since 2016), at the University of Maryland at College Park (sister chapter, since 2018), and at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (sister chapter, since 2022).
Girls Talk Math is funded through grants from the Women's Impact Network (WIN) and the MAA Tensor Women & Mathematics program. Preference will be given to Worcester Public School students.
This program welcomes all participants regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. In particular, we encourage individuals, regardless of gender, gender expression, gender identity, and sex, to participate in this program.
Audience: Student entering grades 9-12
Dates: July 10-14 and July 17-21 (two weeks)
Cost: Free - Includes lunch and a $250 stipend to be paid to each camper at the successful completion of the program.
Application Deadline: Applications for 2023 will open in March.
Thank you to our program partners!
FACULTY & ACADEMIC STAFF
The Director of Girls Talk Math is Professor Francesca Bernardi, Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences. Professor Bernardi co-founded Girls Talk Math in 2016 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Staff for the Girls Talk Math program is comprised of current WPI undergraduate and graduate students.
A summer health care center is open to all of our summer programs participants. During our programs a dedicated nursing staff are available on campus to assist with minor and triage situations.
Our Campus Police staff work in concert with the rest of the community to keep our campus safe. All summer participants are supervised while they are in their programs and participants are not allowed to leave campus at any time.
Participants eat in one of our WPI dining facilities for all meals. There is a wide variety of food selections daily, including vegetarian, kosher, and gluten free options in addition to a salad bar, hot entrees, sandwiches, and desserts. WPI staff works closely with our on campus dietitian to ensure that all dietary restrictions and allergies are accommodated.
If you have questions about this program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.