Collaboration, Competition, Creativity, Camaraderie and Celebration of Women in Mathematics and the Sciences
Columbia College is pleased to host Math and Science Days for High School Girls and Middle School Girls. Sponsored by the Biology, Chemistry, Computing and Mathematics Programs in the Division of Business, Mathematics and Sciences at Columbia College. These special days offer exciting opportunities for motivated students to explore the beauty, power, and usefulness of mathematics and the sciences. Students will enjoy participating in a variety of workshops and hands-on activities. They will also learn about careers and women's contributions in math and the sciences and other related fields. Students will be able to compete in individual and team competitions. Competition prizes include medals, trophies and other various prizes.
****PLEASE NOTE THAT COLUMBIA COLLEGE WILL NOT BE HOSTING A MATH & SCIENCE DAY EVENT THIS FALL****
We will host Math and Science Day for Girls - a day for both middle and high school female students - in February 2019.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
Female students in grades 6-12 are eligible to participate. Middle school students are expected to be accompanied by an adult, such as a teacher or parent, to and from the event. Parents are welcome to stay, if they would like, or return at 3 pm for the award ceremony.
There is a registration fee of $10 per student and other accompanying adults, except teachers. Teachers are free. The fees help to defray the cost of lunch, snacks, and materials.
THE EVENT: COMPETITIONS & WORKSHOPS
There are two competitions that students can enter; the individual written competition and the team competition.
The Individual Competition
All registered student participants are expected to take the written competition in the morning. Questions will come from basic algebra, geometry, number properties, counting, and logic. The test consists of 26 multiple choice questions. The top individual scorers for both middle school participants and high school participants will receive awards in the form of medals and other various prizes. (Students must attend the full day to be eligible for the prizes.)
High School Sample questions
Middle School Sample questions
The Team Competition
Details coming soon.
Several concurrent workshops are scheduled during the day and are open to all attendees. Previous topics include Breaking the Code, Chemistry and Art, CIS Blood Splatter, A Potential Bloody Mess: Blood Type and Transfusion, MMmm...exponentials, Math Magic, Origami-Orgames, Candy Corn Catamarans and Remodeling DNA.
Dr. Marlee Marsh
1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia, SC 29203