Women in Mathematics Workshop 2016
On Tuesday 10 May, six of our year 12 students, Azriel, Lilly, Helen, Katie, Sheryl and Yingshi (Dori) attended the 2016 Women in Mathematics Workshop run by the University of Adelaide’s school of Mathematical Sciences.
This is a program organized by the University to give women who want to study Mathematics an insight into the options available and opportunities that will be availed to them. ‘The day gave valuable insight into the vast career opportunities in mathematical sciences, with an emphasis on the increasing demand for women in the mathematics field.
‘The course of the day also involved a series of exciting activities, providing the opportunity to meet other students with common interests and learn about new and unfamiliar mathematical phenomena.’
‘The WM workshop was a truly inspiring experience! They brought in real students who broke the stigma associated with the ‘typical maths student’ and pushed us to take the innumerable opportunities awaiting women in mathematics. Complete with tasters of some of the most beautiful oddities in mathematics like mind-bending paradoxes and the unreal fractals, the WM workshop is an amazing program for anyone looking to pursue a math-intensive career.’
‘The Women and Mathematics workshop was an extremely worthwhile event that allowed me the oppportunity to understand the value of studying Mathematics at University. I really enjoyed exploring Paradoxes and generating fractals in the laboratory.’