Female High School Students Encouraged To Study Mathematics By Texas Tech Professors
April 28, 2006
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DATE: April 28, 2006
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LUBBOCK – Mathematicians at Texas Tech University’s Department of Mathematics and
Statistics hope to inspire about 190 local and area high school students for the 4th
Annual Emmy Noether High School Mathematics Day.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in both the Mathematics and Statistics
building and Chemistry building on the Texas Tech Campus.
This annual event is geared to encourage female students in ninth through 12th grades
to pursue studies in mathematics and careers in math, engineering and science. Also,
the event provides these students an opportunity to experience the university environment
and learn what career opportunities exist in math and science.
“The program includes a competition, a career panel with some of our own graduates
and six workshops on diverse subjects like mathematical origami, symmetries and using
math in searching war zones,” said Mara Neusel, associate professor of mathematics.
In addition, Dr. Betsy Yanik from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kan., will
give a workshop to the 20 teachers in attendance. Last May, Dr. Yanik was awarded
the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring.
CONTACT: Mara Neusel, associate professor of mathematics, (806) 742-2580 ext. 248,