The School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW runs an annual series of free, one-day workshops for female students in their final years of high school studies (years 10 - 12). The aim of the workshop series is to encourage female students to consider mathematics as a career.
During the workshop, invited speakers talk about their careers, and we host sessions on the practicalities of university life, including information about our courses and degrees, applying for scholarships, and programs for talented students. These are complemented by a tour of the UNSW Kensington campus, including a visit to an undergraduate mathematics lecture, and hands-on maths activities. Lunch and refreshments are provided.
The 2021 on-campus workshop took place on Thursday 10 June at UNSW, and a specially curated online version of the event was held on Thursday 17 June. We hosted a record number of particpants this year.
Read about the 2021 Girls Do the Maths events.
WATCH: Highlights video from the Girls Do the Maths workshop at the UNSW Roundhouse on 10 June 2021.
Videos from the event
See our Girls Do the Maths 2021 YouTube playlist to view several sessions and presentations from the 2021 event. These include an overview of our programs and courses by Dr John Steele, and careers talks by our academic staff.
2021 UNSW Women in Mathematics and Statistics Ambassador
The on-campus and online events featured a presentation by our 2021 UNSW Women in Mathematics and Statistics Ambassador, Virginia Wheway. Virginia's talk was titled "What is all this Data Science hype about?".
Virginia Wheway is Vice President, Data and Analytics at Koala. She is an accomplished and influential data-focused executive with diverse skills and experience across numerous industries; including aviation, mining, manufacturing, government, medical research and finance. We were thrilled for her to join us at the 2021 Girls Do the Maths events.
WATCH: Dr Wheway's presentation from the on-campus event below.
Australian Women of Mathematics Exhibition
We were excited to showcase the brand new Australian Women of Mathematics exhibition at the events! A book profiling several mathematicians who appear in the exhibition can be viewed here. Pictured right: Our Senior Lecturer Dr Anita Liebenau, who features in the exhibition.
2021 event program
Our 2020 workshop was cancelled due to COVID-19.
The 2019 workshop was held on Friday 20th September 2019 at the Roundhouse, UNSW.
- List of speakers from previous Girls Do The Maths workshops
- Read about two students' experiences of the workshop: The 2011 Girls Do The Maths Scholarship recipient Dorothy Cheung, and Advanced Maths Honours student Michela Castagnone.
Girls Do The Maths
School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW