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**Y2M: Yes to MathematicsEncouraging Young Women to Pursue**Math Related Fields Presented by: Emad Alfar Paula Kreinbihl Gregory Spengler Theresa Vecchiarelli NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE**OUTLINE**HISTORY FUTURE PLANS CHANGES OVER THE YEARS**HISTORY**Two New Faculty Members….. Meeting at Orientation…..**PHILOSOPHY**Y2M is our way of sharing, with young women, our passion for mathematics. We feel that mathematics is not a subject to be intimidated by, but a subject that is useful, elegant and attainable. Young women need positive role models to see the many uses of mathematics.**GOALS OF THE DAY**• Provide students with extracurricular math experiences • Meet women from math related careers • Show students the connection between math, computers and science • Interact with young women from other schools**THE NAME ‘Y2M’**Two Women… At the Beginning of a New Millennium…**ENLISTING OTHERS**We found other women and men who believed in the cause.**CHANGES OVER THE YEARS**• Topics/Sessions • Academic Departments Involved • Math Contests • Poster Contest • Student Volunteers • Advertisement • Surveys • Lunch**TOPICS/SESSIONS**• Y2M 2000: 9 topics/9 sessions • Should You Play This Game? (probability) • Let’s Get Wired (logic circuits) • WhoDunnit? (trigonometry) • Surviving in a Lunar Base Station (statistics) • The Game of NIM (binary numbers) • Towers of Hanoi (binary numbers) • Scratching the Surface of Topology • Computer Arithmetic – Bit by Bit • Medical Mathematics (exponential growth)**TOPICS/SESSIONS**• Y2M 2001: 13 topics/15 sessions • Cracking Codes • Yes I Can! (math anxiety) • WhoDunnit? (trigonometry) • Houston, We Have a Problem (curve fitting) • Nothing Up My Sleeve! Math Card Tricks (algebra) • Scratching the Surface of Topology • Flying By the Numbers – Using Aeronautical Maps (vectors/trigonometry) • Instant Insanity! (discrete mathematics) • Electrical Engineering • Systems Testing Engineering • Statistician • Geologist for the EPA • Network Administration**TOPICS/SESSIONS**• Y2M 2002: 11 topics/16 sessions • Flying By the Numbers – Using Aeronautical Maps (vectors/trigonometry) • Genetic Sequencing (graph theory) • Web Design (html) • Computer Generated Tessellations (geometry) • Geologist for the EPA • WhoDunnit? (trigonometry) • Developing a Winning Game Strategy (discrete math) • Math and Evolution (genetics and probability) • Systems Testing Engineer • Data Analysis Using Excel (statistics) • Psychometrics (statitsics and psychology)**ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS INVOLVED**• Y2M 2000: 1 department • Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Processing Department • Y2M 2001: 2 departments • MAT/STA/CMP Department • Physical Sciences Department • Y2M 2002: 3 departments • MAT/STA/CMP Department • Physical Sciences Department • Biology Department**MATH CONTESTS**• Y2M 2000 – Individual Contestants • Entered a raffle by submitting their answer to a question (two raffles-two questions) • Randomly selected submissions • Correct answers won prizes • 1st prize – books • 2nd prize – calculator covers • Y2M 2001/2002 – Teams • Teams were randomly formed with girls from different schools (using female mathematicians) • 30 minutes to answer questions • Prizes went to the top three scoring groups • 1st Prize – Calendars/Books/Calculator Covers • 2nd Prize – Books/Calculator Covers • 3rd Prize – Calculator Covers**POSTER CONTEST**• Theme • Individual or Group Submissions • Used on posters and program cover • Winners – Gift certificate**POSTER CONTEST**Y2M 2002 – ‘Math Rock and Roles’**STUDENT VOLUNTEERS**• From the NCC Women’s Association • Guided HS students to their workshops • Collected attendance from sessions • Assisted session presenters • Assisted during lunch**Y2M**ADVERTISING • Announcement at NCC Summer HS Precalculus Workshop • Mailings • Al Kalfus Long Island Math Fair • NCTMA publication**Teacher Surveys**Demographic info How participants were chosen Rate overall impressions Rate sessions Student Surveys Demographic info Rate overall impressions Rate sessions Rate contests SURVEYS**LUNCH**Y2M 2000 – Bring Your Own Lunch Y2M 2001/2002 - Lunch Provided**Add more Academic Departments**Economics Chemistry Nursing Engineering Add more Computer Workshops FUTURE PLANS**Career Stations**Teacher workshops FUTURE PLANS**Involve more diverse school districts**Pay for transportation FUTURE PLANS**Website**Online Registration FUTURE PLANS**FUTURE PLANS**More auxiliary help • One student helper per session • Student aides**CHECKLIST(1)**Checklist for Math Day *Denotes a sample has been included in your packet • Secure Funding (Start at your college’s grants office or search the web) • Pick a Day • Find Presenters for the Day • Find Guest Speakers • Find Faculty Volunteers for the Day* • Find Student Volunteers for the Day • Collect Descriptions of Workshops for Advertising* • Create a Website* • Printing of Envelopes and Letterhead***CHECKLIST(2)**• First Mailing. Mailing should include: • Letter describing program and inviting participants* • Flyers advertising the event* • RSVP to be returned to you* • Secure Rooms for the Event • Secure Equipment (microphones, lecterns, overhead projectors, computers, etc.) • Check with College About Insurance for Guests • Shopping. This includes the following: • Logo pencils* • Logo keychains* • Logo pads* • College folders • Gifts for chaperones (ex: Math Videos) • Contest prizes (ex: books, calculator covers, calendars)**CHECKLIST(3)**• Create Program* • Second Mailing. This should include: • Letter describing, in more detail, the event.* • List of workshops* • Registration sheet* • Information about poster contest* • Flyers advertising the event* • Order Food • Assign Workshops to Participants • Photocopy Women Mathematicians. Enough for one per table and one per team member assigned to that table. ***CHECKLIST(4)**• Make Folders for Participants. Folders should include: • Logo pad* • Logo pencil* • Logo keychain* • Name tag • Lunch ticket • Female Mathematician* • Inserts on Women and Math, Careers in Math, etc.* • Survey* • Organize Questions for Contest Program* • Collect Lesson Plans from Presenters.* • Compile Lesson Plans for Chaperone Teachers • Compile Answers to Contest Questions for Chaperone Teachers • Contact College Security • Secure College Official for Welcoming Remarks • Prepare Your Welcome Speech • Enjoy Your Event!!!!**Visit Our Webpage**http://www.matcmp.sunynassau.edu/~vecchit/y2mpage.html