July 24, 2014
— Young women from all over Rhode Island gathered at ICERM last week for a summer camp
completely devoid of cabins, canoes, and campfires. This camp was all about the math. The weeklong retreat,
called GirlsGetMath@ICERM, drew 31 young women entering 10th and 11th grades to the institute. The idea behind
the annual program, which was offered for the first time this year, is to nurture an interest in math among
young women and keep them on track for math-heavy careers in which women tend to be underrepresented.
ICERM's 2014 GirlsGetMath program was a great success!
A big 'thank you' to all of our wonderful organizers, TA's, and high-school
students for making this such a fun and educational experience