Preparing Women for Mathematical Modeling in Montana.


What An introduction to real world problems that can be modeled using difference equations and solved using spreadsheets. Topics include drug dosages and spread of disease, intervention on species that are over-populated or headed for extinction, building annuities or paying off loans, globabl warming issues, etc. Local professional women will address these topics.

A project on building robots using Lego Mindstorms NXT software at ExplorationWorks. This will be enhanced with a special speaker who is an MIT graduate in engineering and visiting ExplorationWorks through their NASA grant.

A special day at Canyon Ferry Lake for hands-on activities with professionals from the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks.

For Whom Young women must have successfully completed Algebra I or Math 1 by June 2010 and be entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.

Where  Front Street Learning Center in the mornings followed by lunch ExplorationWorks in the afternoons. Saturday, June 19, at the Montana Learning Center at Canyon Ferry Lake

When  June 15th-19th, 9am-4pm

Fall Activity:
Be on a team for the International High School Mathematics Contest in Modeling sponsored by the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP HiMCM). http://www.comap.com/highschool/contests/himcm/index.html

For Additional Information:
Contact Marie Vanisko at mvanisko@carroll.edu or 406-422-5842 or Richard Seitz at Helena High at rseitz@helena.k12.mt.us or 406-443-5181.

How to Apply:
Application materials are found below. Each application must be accompanied by a letter of support from a high school mathematics teachers, a one-page essay indicating why you wish to participate, and a signed parental form. This program is FREE and has a limit of 24 participants so apply early.

Program Brochure (pdf)

Application (pdf)