Currently running in five states the CHOOSEMATHS Mentor Program is linking Australian maths professionals with high school girls aimed at strengthening engagement of girls and women in maths.
Assigned to groups of 10–15 students from Years 9 & 10, the volunteer maths champions connect with students via an online forum to support learning and answer questions the students may have about mathematics in school, university and beyond. Students are able ask questions, seek advice and explore career avenues from professionals across the country.
Each group contains a number of high school students, university undergraduate students and career professionals allowing the high school students to see a variety of experiences and opinions, while mentors benefit from being part of a support network of other mathematics professionals.
CHOOSEMATHS is looking for enthusiastic mentors to join the 2018 program and turn around the perception of mathematics among high school girls. If you have a background in mathematics, be that as a university student, a researcher, or somebody using mathematics in the workplace and think you have what it takes, complete the expression of interest form below or contact our Mentoring Coordinator for more information.
Dr Julia Collins
CHOOSEMATHS Women in Maths Project Officer
Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute
Building 161, C/- The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia
P: 03 8344 6500