PWMM-R - Preparing Women for Mathematical Modeling and Robotics
Hosted by CSU Stanislaus
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Our goal is to open a door through which the young women in our group will see mathematics, robotics and their applications as the exciting fields that they are; fields that are evolving before our very eyes.
It is for young women about to enter their 3rd or 4th year of high school (juniors and seniors) and have completed at least Algebra II.
The Academy sessions will be held July 30 - Aug. 3, 2007, Monday through Friday, 9 am -- 4 pm with follow-up sessions.
The sessions will be held on CSU Stanislaus campus in Turlock, except for field trips.
Students must wear the Academy T-Shirt; black, navy, khaki, white slacks or jeans Students will be given two T-shirts and a tote bag on the orientation day
Those who complete the program will receive a stipend of $100.
Dr. Michael Bice
Assistant professor of Mathematics joined CSU Stanislaus in September 2003. Dr Bice is known for his ability to demystify algebra to students in developmental math skills unfold the mysteries of the basic foundation of the mathematics and problem solving to the pre-service teachers and transport math majors to the wonder and mystery in the world of mathematics.
Dr. Megan Thomas
Assistant professor of computer science; joined CSU Stanislaus faculty in September 2005. She received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, and then spent time as a postdoctoral researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Labs. She and the students will explore making robots, one road into the fun and power of computing.
Mr. Sam Dolber
Retired mathematics teacher and a math consultant for the Central California Mathematics Project, Mr. Sam Dolber will engage and enliven students with recreational mathematics. The number games, puzzles and card tricks will serve as the hooks many need to see the mystery and beauty of mathematics.
Please feel free to contact Dr. Viji Sundar (PWMMR coordinator, 209-667-3595), Rita Long-Glynn (staff, 209-667-3780), or Dr. Megan Thomas (program presenter, 209-667-3584) if you are interested in more information.
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