K-12 Outreach Committee
In the Eugene and Springfield community we wish to give K-12 females and other minorities underrepresented in STEM fields a positive experience with mathematics. We will also encourage these students to pursue higher education in fields that require advanced mathematics. In addition, we would like to build awareness for K-12 outreach opportunities within the U of O math department.
Graduate Teaching Fellow
2014-2015 Committee Chair: Janelle Currey
2013-2014 Committee Chair: Tyler Kloefkorn
Janelle is a first year graduate student who loves math and loves teaching. In the future, she hopes to work at a university where she can continue to pursue both of these passions. In her spare time, Janelle enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outside, watching Disney movies, and traveling, especially to the Happiest Place on Earth.
Katie is a third year graduate student working with Nick Proudfoot. Her research interests include Quiver Varieties, Geometric Representation Theory, and Algebraic Geometry. In her spare time (though she doesn't have much), Katie enjoys writing Math raps for the department talent show, playing card games with friends, watching Ducks football games, and taking silly pictures with the Golden Gate Bridge.
Science Factory Math Program
With the Science Factory, the K-12 Outreach committee organized a math program for girls in grades 4-6 on Saturday, May 10, 2014. The girls participated in activities involving cryptography (the Caesar Cipher and Route Cipher), multilinks (exploring patterns), the Mobius strip, and the Towers of Hanoi.
They organized another math program on Saturday, March 14, 2015 (Pi Day!). This time, the girls participated in activities involving probability and Buffon's needle, bubbles and minimal surfaces, the game of Nim, and tiling.
Here is a list of volunteering opportunities:
- Eugene Math Circles
- STEM Core
- Science Outreach Program
- Oregon Young Scholars Program
- Summer Academy to Inspire Learning
Please email Janelle if you have questions about these opportunities or suggestions for this list.