WISDOM: Women in Science Doing Outstanding Maths
A common misconception is that studying Mathematics is for boys. In this event we hope to dispel that myth and show you (and your Mum, Grandma, Auntie, Dad or other interested guardian) that there are strong successful women who use mathematics in a variety of interesting ways every day in their careers. Refreshments will be provided.
On Tuesday 20th June, 2017 from 4.30pm-7.30pm we are holding an event aimed at girls and their Mum (Gran, Auntie, Dad or other interested guardian).
The aims of the event are to:
- Showcase some of the careers that women with a mathematical background have gone into
- Stimulate the curiosity of year 9/10 girls and promote the study of maths at A-level and beyond
Attendees will include:
- Academics from the School of Mathematics and Statistics
- Two Speakers
- Professor of Statistical Epidemiology, Prof Christl Donnelly FMEDSCI FRS (RSS Guy Lecturer, Imperial College London, School of Public Health)
- Applied Mathematics Lecturer, Dr Tamara Rogers (Newcastle University, School of Mathematics and Statistics)
- Current undergraduate students in the School of Mathematics & Statistics.
- Women from industry and other subject areas within the University who have a mathematical background or who use mathematics & statistics in the workplace
To sign up for the event complete the Wisdom application form.
Year 10 Conference
Our annual Year 10 Conference is usually held in late September or early November.
Typically, there are two hour-long lectures during the afternoon, separated by a short refreshment break. The lectures are aimed at encouraging pupils to continue studying mathematics at A Level.
Previous speakers have included Professor Robin Johnson (Newcastle University), Dr Lee Fawcett (Newcastle University), Dr Paul Baxter (Royal Statistical Society (RSS) Guy Lecturer) and Professor Philip Moriarty (Nottingham University).
Every year, we run a Challenge and Senior Challenge for students in Years 8 and 10. The best entrants, along with teachers, family and friends are invited to a prize-giving evening at Newcastle University in May.
For more information go to the Maths Challenge page.
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