Let’s Talk Math

Join us for a summer camp! We’ll be solving challenging math problems related to female mathematicians’ work throughout history. Scroll down for more information about the camp, application, volunteer opportunities, and faculty.

Engaging Students through Math Media

Discover the history of women in mathematics! Challenge yourself to explore the problems they worked on! Share your experience through media!

◌ FREE educational summer program
Advanced mathematics accessible to rising 9th-12th graders
◌ Open to Grades 9-12 students interested in learning about the contributions of women to mathematics
◌ Students work with their peers to tackle challenging problems
◌ Students learn how to effectively communicate their work.

Visit our sister chapter here

COVID-19: LTM at UCLA will be complying with UCLA’s policies and restrictions regarding COVID-19. The program will be held virtually in Summer 2020

 

Camp Info 

Campers will work on challenging math problems related to female mathematicians’ work throughout history. During the camp students will create media about the life of these female mathematicians, and blog posts about the mathematics they do at camp. The problems will cover math topics outside the high school curriculum, giving campers a taste of college level mathematics.

No GPA or minimum course requirements: just interest, curiosity, and excitement!

Visit Our Sister Chapter to learn more about the camp.

• When

July 6 – August 2
Tuesdays and Thursdays
2 hour Sessions

• Where

Virtual (Read Covid-19 Notice Above)
Joint with UNC and UMD Sister Chapters

• Open To

Grades 9-12 students who are interested in learning about the contributions of women to mathematics

Application

Applications are now closed. 

Open to Grades 9-12  students interested in learning about the contributions of women to mathematics.

Apply online by May 25th, 2020 for full consideration.  Rolling admissions will be made after May 25th as space allows.

The application does NOT ask for grades, GPA, letters of recommendation, etc… The application consists almost entirely of straightforward camper information such as contact information and math courses taken recently. The application requires a short 1-2 minute video explaining why you’re interested in attending UCLA’s Let’s Talk Math camp and telling us about yourself.

For questions, please email curtiscenter@math.ucla.edu.

Volunteer Application Virtual Summer Camp 2020

General Volunteers and Team Leaders Needed!
Topics for Team Leaders include Epidemiology, RSA cryptography, Knot Theory, and Fractals & Patterns. View application for more details. For questions, please email curtiscenter@math.ucla.edu.
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Volunteer Application 2020

Interested in Volunteering for Summer 2021?

Due to policies, restrictions, and concerns surrounding COVID-19, we will not be holding an in-person camp event this year. However, we still plan to recruit General Volunteers and Team Leaders for Girls Talk Math Summer Camp 2021. If you’re interested in being involved and would like to be in our email list, please email curtiscenter@math.ucla.edu.

Volunteer Application 2021

Who We Are

Claudia Falcon
Coordinator

Claudia Falcon

Coordinator

Claudia Falcon received her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2016. She joined the UCLA Department of Mathematics that same year as an Assistant Adjunct Professor.  In addition to research and teaching, she is active with undergraduate mentoring and outreach. Her involvement in STEM research is combined with pre-college outreach events that showcase fluid dynamics demonstrations to students. Claudia initiated the sister chapter of Girls Talk Math at UCLA, thanks to the support of the Curtis Center and the Department of Mathematics. Find out more about Claudia’s work and interests at math.ucla.edu/~cfalcon.

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Nadja Hempel
Team Leader

Nadja Hempel

Team Leader

Nadja Hempel received  her Ph.D. in Mathematics from Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (France) in 2016. Before, she earned an undergraduate and master degree in Mathematics from the Universität Bonn (Germany) and a master degree in Logic from the Univerisité Paris Diderot in Logic. She joined the UCLA Department of Mathematics right after her Ph.D as an Assistant Adjunct Professor and will be starting an European fellowship (Marie Curie) at the University of Leeds (UK) in Fall 2020. In addition to research and teaching, Nadja mentored female undergraduate math majors for voluntary reading courses and actively participates in the women in math group at UCLA. She has served as an organizer for the UCLA Girls Talk Math camp and is planning to become a team leader for the campers during summer 2020.  Find out more about Nadja’s work and interests at https://www.math.ucla.edu/~nadja/.

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