"GirlsxMRO is exactly the kind of program we need in STEM enrichment today: a collaborative environment with well-chosen topics that get students hooked on the big ideas in abstract math. The near-peer mentorship model of motivated, experienced high schoolers providing classes and activities to middle schoolers is a powerful tool: the mentors were recently in the shoes of their students, and know exactly what it takes to make the leap to the next level. The program does rely on having mentors of exceptional mathematical caliber and leadership skills, but GirlsxMRO is lucky to have an amazing team of high schoolers at the helm."
Marisa Debowsky, Executive Director of Canada/USA Mathcamp
"This is a great program run by amazing people. I felt as though I fit right in the community of students and it was overall a great learning environment. The instructors made sessions enjoyable! I learned a lot more about math that expanded my knowledge of the subject through interactive lectures. The instructors were also very relatable with the students in game night especially. I got to connect with students even over zoom and through the discord. This was a great program that I’m glad I signed up for, I highly recommend!"
"I loved the GirlsxMRO program! It was so fun to meet with other girls and all the mentors were friendly and willing to help with any questions we had. I also liked the casual setting of the program and it helped me learn much better. Rather than focusing on a competitive aspect, the program was a great introduction to higher level mathematics, which I absolutely loved!"
"The math topics are very interesting, and without attending this program, I think it would be unlikely for me to have the opportunity to get exposed to these fascinating areas of math. The mentors were very supportive, and they introduced the concepts by guiding us through journeys of discovery that made them all the more exciting. It has been such fun!"
"I really loved learning new topics in the GirlsxMRO program! I got to learn alongside other girls about topics that I didn't even know about before. The mentors were especially sweet, and they taught us in a way that helped us understand. They made us feel inclusive, and they also had office hours for us to chat about anything. We also had a game night that was really fun."
"I've always loved math, so I was very intrigued by the cool math topics that the mentors discussed in the live sessions and reading groups. In particular, I really enjoyed the reading group because it was fun to discuss the readings in a small group setting. The mentors were all very inspiring, and the handouts/problem sets really got me thinking!"
"I had a blast and it was great meeting others who were as interested in math as I was. The mentors were super helpful and I got a lot of insight about concepts from the reading and reading group meetings. Also going to game night and hanging out with others was awesome. I would recommend it to anyone who loves math!"
"I really enjoyed the math that was taught, as it is quite different from any other experience in competitions or school. The live-zoom sessions were especially helpful as they helped introduce the topics that were went over during the reading groups. In addition, the material provided was interesting and involved deep thinking to understand. Lastly, all the mentors were fun and made the overall experience pleasureable."
"I really enjoyed this program. I think it was really interesting to learn more about topics in math that I never knew existed. It was also apparent how much time and effort you guys put into the lessons which I appreciated. I would definitely do this again next year!"
"My daughter has been interested in doing math research, but did not know where to start. GirlsxMRO was a great introduction for her to learn what it is and how it is done. The program was very well organized in terms of technology, dates and times, and the instructions were deep and engaging. The first hand experiences from the girls mentors in doing math research were so inspiring that my daughter is now convinced that this is a line of work that she would like to pursue. Thank you all in the GirlsxMRO team for this opportunity. Hope to see you again next summer!"
"The GirlsxMRO program has been an incredible experience for my daughter. She loves math and was very excited to meet like-minded girls and learn about new topics. She really enjoyed the small reading groups as well as the game nights, and she is already looking into applying to Mathcamp for next summer. I can't thank you enough for offering this program!"
"GirlsxMRO was a great experience for my daughter. She enjoyed how the instructors presented mathematical concepts in an accessible way. She looked forward to the group discussions which were lively and fun."