GirlsGetMath@Rochester is a five-day mathematics pilot program open to rising 10th- and 11th-grade students from the greater Rochester, NY, area. This commuter-only program encourages young women to explore, and invites them to excel in, the mathematical sciences. Accomplished professional women enthusiastic about serving as career models and scientific mentors lead the program. Potential topics include cryptography, the mathematics of voting, image processing, prime numbers and factoring, and fractals.

July 31–August 4, 2017

Program Goals

  • Show high school women that the study of mathematics can be exciting, beautiful, and useful
  • Build confidence in students’ mathematical knowledge through engaging and expert mathematical instruction
  • Introduce high school students to a variety of career opportunities in which sophisticated mathematical ability plays a key role
  • Emphasize the strategic role mathematics plays for success in STEM careers
  • Provide participants with a support group and expert mentors who are successful undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and professionals from the STEM workforce
  • Have a positive influence on the way students view their mathematical interest and ability


Amanda Tucker & Jamie Juul 

Amanda Tucker is on the faculty at the University of Rochester in the Department of Mathematics and has a longstanding interest in working with and encouraging high school students to get and stay interested in mathematics. Jamie Juul, a former graduate student from Rochester, is now on the faculty at Amherst College and shares Professor Tucker’s passion for enlivening mathematics for high school students. The faculty organizers will be joined by undergraduate and graduate student who will serve as teaching fellows in the program.

Event Schedule (TBA)

The program will take place at the University of Rochester River Campus as part of its Pre-College Programs.

Register by June 30!