Texas Tech University

Female Students Encouraged to Pursue STEM Careers at Texas Tech Event

Cara Vandergriff

May 12, 2016

Emmy Noether High School Mathematics Day is hosted annually by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics to foster girls’ interest in STEM disciplines.

Magda Toda
Magdalena Toda

More than 200 elementary to high school-aged girls and their teachers will visit Texas Tech University on May 18 to attend the 14th Annual Emmy Noether High School Mathematics Day, hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Emmy Noether High School Mathematics Day began at Texas Tech in 2003 with the intention of attracting more female students to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines and related careers. The one-day event allows students to experience a university environment, gain insight into female professors' experiences and foster an interest in the educational and career opportunities within STEM disciplines.

“More than anything, we want these girls to learn that careers in math, science and engineering are attainable,” said Magda Toda, department chair and professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. “By attracting more girls toward STEM disciplines, we hope to bring more quality STEM students to Texas Tech as well.”

The day's events will begin at 9 a.m. with an opening ceremony hosted by Toda and Texas Tech Provost Lawrence Schovanec. The following activities will include a competition, workshops for both teachers and students, a career panel with Texas Tech faculty members and an awards ceremony.

More information on Emmy Noether High School Mathematics Day, along with a biography on renowned mathematician Emmy Noether, is available on the event website.