Math Attack Summer School for Girls (22w2001)


Sean Graves (University of Alberta)

Lauren DeDieu (University of Calgary)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Math Attack Summer School for Girls" workshop in Banff from July 15, 2022, to July 17, 2022.

In (STEM) fields such as mathematics, little progress has been made to increase the diversity of individuals in leadership positions. Furthermore, at co-ed camps often the young boys can be excitable and boisterous, creating a learning environment that is unsatisfactory for the female participants. In the past decade, there has only been one female student who has competed on the Canadian IMO team, and the underrepresentation of women is apparent in our undergraduate math classrooms. The 2021 Math Attack Summer Camp for Girls will provide a supportive environment for participants aged 14 to 17 who identify as female to meet peers with similar interests in STEM fields - particularly mathematics.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).