Summer Program for Women in Mathematics at George Washington University

From Stephanie Mosier of Xavier University:

I was a participant in the Summer Program for Women in Mathematics at George Washington University during the summer after my Junior year, 2000. This program had 16 participants, and we lived in apartment style dorms- 4 people to an apartment-2 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, and living room. We received a stipend and our travel, room and board were paid for the 5 weeks of the program.

The 5 week program consists of 2 three week courses and 2 two week courses. During class, we would frequently work in groups and at the end of each course, we gave a group presentation on a specific topic in the field. So, we gained experience communicating math topics both orally and in writing.

In addition to the courses, we had a field trip once a week-we went to the NSA, Census Bureau, NIST, and Smithsonian Math Library. Every Tues. and Thurs., we had colloquia and then went to dinner as a group. Also, we had panel discussions on grad school and career opportunities.

In addition to the interesting math that we learned during the program, it was fun to be in Washington, DC for the summer. We saw the fireworks on the 4th and on the weekends, we went to museums, monuments, etc. Plus it is worth mentioning that they feed you very well during the program. :)

I would definitely recommend this program!