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Think about Math! Workshop

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Think About Math! (TAM) is a workshop for young women and people of other gender identities under-represented in mathematics*. The workshop is designed to ignite enthusiasm for mathematics, demonstrating that math is fun, relevant, and leads to exciting careers. TAM participants will meet with University of Waterloo Math graduates in various career fields and participate in activities that explore a variety of applications of mathematics.

Intended Audience

We welcome young women and people of other gender identities under-represented in mathematics* to apply. Applicants must be in grade 9 or 10, have an interest in mathematics, and be currently enrolled in a Canadian high school or middle school. Participants should not have attended any similar workshop.

Dates and Location

TAM 2021 will be held virtually in May.

Workshop #1: Wednesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 13
Workshop #2: Tuesday, May 18 and Wednesday, May 19

Each workshop will be held over two consecutive days with a 2-3 hour block of programming each day. Applicants should be available between 2 – 8 pm EDT on both of the consecutive workshop days they are applying for. More details of specific timing will be shared with the successful applicants in mid-April.

Applications and Selection Process

Applications for TAM 2021 are submitted online and will be open between March 1 - March 17, 2021. A teacher reference is needed for the application and must be completed by March 31, 2021. There is no fee to attend TAM 2021.  
There are a limited number of spots available and preference will be given to applicants who were confirmed participants for the cancelled TAM 2020 events and applicants that are currently in Grade 10.

*Why This Audience?

Mathematics and Computer Science are powerful tools, and diversity among mathematicians and computer scientists increases the potential for positive impact. One of the initiatives of the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing is to encourage better gender diversity in the field of mathematics and computer science. See for recent statistics on gender diversity in mathematics. Following the lead of the University of Waterloo, the CEMC encourages people with gender identities under-represented in mathematics and computer science to apply and participate in all our events. We endeavour to make our events and accommodations welcoming to people of all gender identities in attendance.


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