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**Join us Spring 2017 for...**

*Girls Math Night Out!*

Organizational meeting: Wed. Jan. 25 6:00 – 7:30 pm

9th floor lounge, Van Vleck Hall

UW Madison Campus

Snacks will be served!!

Girls Math Night Out! is a free program offered by the Department of Mathematics at UW Madison. It aims to create an inclusive and non-competitive environment to encourage female students in high school to pursue mathematics and the sciences. Over 12 weeks students will work with graduate student mentors on a project which they will then present to each other and their families at the last meeting on Wednesday Apr. 26th.

Topics included in the past:

- Tiling with Domino shapes (basic geometry)
- Fractals (geometry, algebra)
- Cryptography (algebra)
- Epidemics (Precalculus, AP Calculus AB)
- Weather Modeling with Dynamical Systems (AP Calculus BC)

Contact: Prof. Dymarz (dymarz@math.wisc.edu) by Wednesday January 18.

Please, let us know

- your name,
- high school and math teacher,
- the math course you are currently taking,
- which days of the week you can meet with your mentor

**More information**

The mentorship program provides an opportunity for high school girls with an interest in math and science to interact with students and professors in the UW-Madison math department. This project-based, non-competitive program allows students to work on interesting and challenging projects relating to math and its applications to the real world. Past projects have been on math and epidemiology, chaos and the weather, and number theory and computer encryption. All students who have taken algebra or above are welcome, and our projects are designed for students with backgrounds ranging from algebra to BC calculus.

**Meeting times:** This year the program will meet on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 in Van Vleck Hall. However if you are not able to attend Wednesday meetings we will try to work out a schedule that works for you (we still encourage you to come to some Wednesday meetings so that you get to know the other participants.)

The first meeting will be on Jan. 25, and the program will run weekly until Apr. 26 , excluding holidays and spring break.

**Staff:** The program is run by Tullia Dymarz, Jessica Lin, and a fantastic group of student volunteers.

**History:** Now in its 12th year, the Wisconsin Mentorship Program for Women in Mathematics and Science was originally created with a grant from the National Science Foundation to integrate education, teaching, and research. The program is now one of the yearly outreach programs of the UW-Madison mathematics department.