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About our program: Girls Talk Math (GTM) is a mathematics and media day program 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 group on a challenging STEM problem set and research the life and work of a scientists from a marginalized group. Student groups produce a blog post about the math the learned and write and record a podcast about the scientist they researched. More than 40 blog posts and 40 podcasts are available at https://girlstalkmath.com and on iTunes and SoundCloud. GTM camps have hosted more than 300 students and are currently hosted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (founding chapter, since 2016) and at the University of Maryland at College Park (sister chapter, since 2018).

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.

Audience: Student entering grades 9-12
Dates: July 11-15 and July 18-22 (two weeks)
Times: 9am-4pm
Cost: Free - Includes lunch and a $250 stipend to be paid to each camper at the successful completion of the program.
Application Deadline: Applications are now closed.

Thank you to our program partners!

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

FACULTY & ACADEMIC STAFF

Faculty for the Girls Talk Math program is comprised of current WPI faculty who are supported by WPI graduate and undergraduate students. 

PRE-COLLEGIATE OUTREACH STAFF

Our programs are planned and managed by several full-time professional staff who work year round to support all pre-collegiate programs.  During the summer, the entire WPI community is involved in supporting our programs.  All participants are supervised the entire time that they are on campus for our programs. All instructors and staff undergo criminal and sexual offender background checks. Participants are not allowed to leave campus unsupervised at any time.

HEALTH SERVICES

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.

CAMPUS SAFETY
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.

DINING
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. 

CONTACT US
If you have questions about this program, please contact us at girlstalkmath@wpi.edu