Minnesota Center for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics
Girls < RUN>: \ THE\ WORLD - Machine Learning Summer Day Camp - June 20 - 23
Why an All Girls* Camp?
According to a 2021 report by the US Census Bureau, women represent nearly half of the US workforce, yet only 27% of all STEM workers. Educators believe this gap starts in early education through gender stereotypes. Despite similar achievement scores among children of all genders in math and science, men represent the majority of students studying STEM fields in higher education. Offering an all-girls science camp provides the chance for girls to take intellectual risks and reduce implicit bias in a setting where they can just experience science and try their best without other distractions.
"The camp was a great experience for me because it allowed me to meet other females in STEM, motivated me to pursue a minor in CompSci, and was where I met my mentor. The camp was at the perfect level of rigor and I learned a lot in a condensed amount of time."
“I really liked how we learned about machine learning for the first 3 days and then got to apply our learned knowledge on a collaborative project”
“Starting on Wednesday, the dive into algorithms and more complex data visualizations was very interesting.”
The School of Mathematics and the School of Statistics collaborate to bring high school students this exciting summer camp.