Women in Math

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Ithaca College

The IC Women in Math Day is a day designed for female high school students and their families to engage with interesting mathematical ideas and to learn more about careers that incorporate mathematics. It is open to all interested students in grades 8 - 12 and any parents/guardians that would also like to participate in the day's activities. The day will consist of an interactive session that delves into the applications of origami to interstellar travel, a career panel of women who use mathematics in their work, and a lunch with small group discussions with current Ithaca College math majors.

There is no cost to participate and the lunch is included.

This event is sponsored by MAA Tensor Grant program for Women in Mathematics, the Ithaca College Math Department, and the Ithaca College Alumni Office.

Register using this form. You can register up until Thursday, February 6, 2020!

If you have questions, or would like to edit your registration, please contact Megan Martinez at mmartinez@ithaca.edu.

Schedule of Events

  • 10:30 - 10:45: Registration
  • 10:45 - 11:45: Interactive session with Saramoira Shields, Associate Director for the NASA/NY Space Consortium
    Topic: What does origami have to do with interstellar space travel? In this session, we will learn about the space-related applications of origami!
  • 11:45 - 12:45: Lunch (provided) & Small Group Discussions with current math majors
  • 12:45 - 1:45: Career panel with women who use mathematics in their work
    Panelists include:
    • Gauri Kolhatkar (High School Math Teacher, Ithaca High School)
    • Hadassah Mativetsky (Software Quality Engineer, Universal Instruments Corporation)
    • Liana Nice (Associate Director of Breeding Sciences, Nature Source Improved Plants)
    • Molly Noel (Ithaca College Math Major, Class of 2020)
    • Melanie I. Stein (Dean and Professor of Mathematics, Ithaca College School of Humanities and Sciences & Ithaca High School Alumna)
  • 1:45 - 2: Closing

The event will be held in the Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise. A campus map can be found here.

Poster for Advertising:

If you would like to spread the word about this event, we have provided a printable poster below!

file-outline Women in Math Day Poster Regular Paper 2020.pdf - Women in Math Day Poster Regular Paper 2020.pdf (1.3 MB)