Saturday, February 2, 2019
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. The day will consist of an interactive session introducing the idea of game theory, a career panel of women who use mathematics in their work, and a lunch with small group discussions.

There is no cost to participate and the lunch is included.  The program is designed for high school women in grades 8 through 12 though is open to all interested students and their families.

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 Wednesday, January 30, 2019!

If you have questions, or would like to edit your registration, please contact Megan Martinez at

Schedule of Events

  • 10:30 - 10:45: Registration
  • 10:45 - 11:45: More than Tic-Tac-Toe: an introduction to game theory and how it can help us all "win"
    Have you ever heard the phrase "gaming the system"? Well there are some people that make a point of viewing the system like a game! We will discuss the basics of game theory; that is, how do you develop the best strategies in different types of games based on the information you have at your disposal? After, we will discuss how "gaming the system" is actually used try and solve some of our world's problems.
  • 11:45 - 12:45: Lunch (provided) & Small Group Discussions
  • 12:45 - 1:45: Career panel with women who use mathematics in their work
  • 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.