Grant to encourage girls in math

Wed, 30 Dec 1998 08:51:50 -0500

A grant opportunity some may be interested in:

The MAA plans to award grants (up to $5000) for projects designed to
encourage college and university women or high school and middle school
girls to study mathematics. The Tensor Foundation, working through the
MAA, is soliciting college, university and secondary mathematics faculty
(in conjunction with college or university faculty) and their
departments and institutions to submit proposals.

Possible projects are to:

-organize a club for women interested in mathematics or mathematics and
-provide release time to allow a faculty member to prepare a course on
women and mathematics, provided the host
-institution agrees to offer such a course;
-create a network of women professional mentors who will direct
mathematics projects for girls;
-hold a conference for counselors to prepare them to encourage women and
girls to continue to study mathematics;
-conduct a summer mathematics program for high school women;
-bring high school women onto a college campus for a Math Day, or Math
Career Day;
-structure a program for high school and/or college women to mentor
younger female mathematics students with math projects or math clubs;
-form partnerships with industry to acquaint women students with
real-life applications of mathematics.

Proposals are a maximum of 3 pages long and should be submitted as soon
as possible, but must arrive no later than February 5, 1999. Matching
funds are required.

For more information see their website:

or contact:
Dr. Bernice Kastner
Mathematical Association of America
1529 Eighteenth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

Ph: 800.741.9415
Fax: 202.483.5450

Forwarded by Susan Carter

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