VARIETY OF SUMMER ACTIVITIES
- TRIANGLETHON 2017 – help create world’s largest Sierpinski Triangle
- CREATE MATH VIDEOS: collaboration with Carnegie Mellon Mathematics Professor, Dr.Po-Shen Loh & Expii.
- BOOK CLUB for tweens. June book: LOST IN LEXICON
- Participate in Encouraging Girls in Math & Science social media campaign: create Florida Girls STEM Hall of Fame
- Global Math Project preparation for fall.
ARE YOU A FLORIDA GIRL?
Do you want to cheer on girls to participate in math & science ?
Do you want to share your story or your experiences to encourage and inspire others?
GET INVOLVED – CONTACT US!
Please contact us if you are interested in helping OMC with our Encouraging Girls in Math and Science. We are looking for volunteers for following:
-Social media posts on Instagram, FB, and Twitter.
– video: producing, filming and editing
– graphic design
– music, artists, dancers and athletes who have an interest in mathematics and recreational mathematics.
-triagleton and other math art activities
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
BE A PART OF CHNGING THESE STATISTICS!
Women earned 57.3% of bachelor’s degrees in all fields in 2013 and 50.3% of science and engineering bachelor’s degrees. However, women’s participation in science and engineering at the undergraduate level is underrepresented in computer sciences (17.9%), engineering (19.3%), physical sciences (39%) and mathematics (43.1%).
Statistics are worse for minority women:
In 2012, 11.2% of bachelor’s degrees in science and engineering, 8.2% of master’s degrees in science and engineering, and 4.1% of doctorate degrees in science and engineering were awarded to minority women (NSF, Women, Minorities, and People with Disabilities in Science and Engineering, 2015).
In 2012, 3.1% of bachelor’s degrees in engineering, 6.5% of bachelor’s degrees in physical sciences, 5.4% of bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and statistics, 4.8% of bachelor’s degrees in computer sciences, 9.7% of bachelor’s degrees in biological sciences, and 14.2% of bachelor’s degrees in social sciences were awarded to minority women (NSF, Women, Minorities, and People with Disabilities in Science and Engineering, 2015).
Women make up half of the total U.S. college-educated workforce, but only 29% of the science and engineering workforce.
Female scientists and engineers are concentrated in different occupations than are men, with relatively high shares of women in the social sciences (62%) and biological, agricultural, and environmental life sciences (48%) and relatively low shares in engineering (15%) and computer and mathematical sciences (25%). (https://nsf.gov/statistics/2016/nsb20161/#/)