San Marcos, TX – April 8, 2010
The Mathematical Association of America/Tensor Foundation has awarded a $6,000 grant to the Mathworks program at Texas State University – San Marcos. The funding will support scholarships for returning female students to attend the Honors Summer Math Camp (HSMC) that Mathworks will conduct this coming summer. Mathworks is one of twelve organizations around the nation to receive such an award.
“Young women have so much to contribute to mathematics. It is an honor to be awarded, and I am excited for the opportunity to work with these students,” said Dr. Sharon Strickland, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Texas State. As the grant awardee, Professor Strickland will lead girls’ workshops during the HSMC to cultivate their interest and achievements in mathematics.
Established in 1990, the Honors Camp is a multi-level six-week residential program for talented high school students who show a passion for mathematics and learning. Students are taught by university faculty and mentored by undergraduate counselors. Returning students work together in teams on original research projects.
Mathworks is a math education center at Texas State University – San Marcos with core programs of Summer Math Camps, Teacher Training and Curriculum Development. The Mathworks Junior Summer Math Camp and Honors Summer Math Camp are nationally recognized as one of the premier programs in the country. For more information about the camps, and other Mathworks programs, see www.txstate.edu/mathworks
About MAA/Tensor Foundation
The objectives of the MAA/Tensor Program are to encourage mathematics faculty to develop projects to increase participation of women in mathematics; and provide support to project directors.