On Saturday, November 17, St. Mary's College students in the Women in Science House (WiSH) hosted Math Girls Day at the College. Math Girls Day runs every semester for middle school girls from Esperanza and Spring Ridge Middle Schools. This year, 48 girls partook in math-related activities and workshops, and enjoyed a lecture by guest speaker Susan Goldstine, professor of mathematics, and had lunch in the Great Room. The WiSH students were assisted by Math Club and other SMCM students in creating and running the activities, which included math games and making bathbombs.
The WiSH Living & Learning Center opened in 2006 and is the longest continually run LLC at St. Mary’s College. It was formed to support women who want to be STEM majors or go into STEM fields. Students who live in WiSH earn educational course credit for their activities. Jessica Malisch, assistant professor of biology, and Michelle Milne, assistant professor of physics, are the faculty sponsors.
Math Girls Day is made possible thanks to the support of Mathnasium, located in California, Maryland. (http://www.mathnasium.com/californiamd).