GirlsxMRO's program will run over Zoom in the summer of 2021. Our program has two main parts, live Zoom sessions and reading groups, in which we introduce girls to a variety of advanced math topics. Every week we introduce one advanced topic, including Group Theory, Algebraic Combinatorics, and Topology. Commitment to all the sessions is not required, as students may take any combination of the live Zoom sessions and the reading groups.
These topics are not usually taught in the classroom or found in math contests, and yet they form the foundations of entire fields of research, which is why we think that it is important to introduce these topics earlier. We are aware that these topics are incredibly extensive and quite advanced, and so our goal is not to teach these girls a large amount of theory. Instead, we hope to give them a glimpse of the world of advanced math beyond what they have already been exposed to as well as a starting point to begin studying these topics on their own if they are interested.
The live Zoom sessions serve as an introduction and broad overview of the topic for that week. Over the course of the week following the lecture, students will have a guided opportunity to dive deeper into the topic by participating in the reading group. Reading groups are optional and the amount of people is limited, but we highly encourage students to participate in these. The reading groups are incorporated in GirlsxMRO's program because reading advanced mathematical literature is a core skill in advanced math courses as well as mathematical research. You can learn more about our curriculum by clicking schedule below.