Drop off/ Check-in/ Registration; outside of SNHU small gym
Welcome to I Hate Math: Women in STEM Conference; SNHU small gym
Keynote Speech: Garima Sharma w/ Tim Canfield; SNHU small gym
GARIMA SHARMA; RED HAT ENTERPRISE LINUX
TIM CANFIELD; AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES
MS in Electrical Engineering; Northeastern University (Boston)
Bachelors in Engineering in Electronics & Telecommunication; National Institute of Technology (Jaipur, India)
She and her global team work on Systems Engineering working with majority of products in the Red Hat portfolio. Prior to Red Hat, Garima has worked forprogressive companies such as Akamai Technologies and MathWorks. While she has worked in both engineering and inbusiness, her roles have all had the common theme of technology. Garima has a passion for STEM education. She is a STEM Ambassador for the DIGITS program oriented towards middle schoolers. Garima helped drive MathWorks Student Competitions. She was also a mentor for the Akamai Technical Academy; an intensivetechnical training program for women and other people with diverse backgrounds. Garima is also involved in the Girl Scouts of Western Mass STEM program.
Workshop Session 1
MATH IN BAKING: RATIOS; Robert Frost Hall Room 227
Order’s up! Come and learn how there is math in baking, in following a recipe, and even in decorating cupcakes. After considering ratios, proportions will be used to divide and multiply batches. Everyone goes home with a cupcake that they decorated to enjoy, so save room for dessert!
NEVER GIVE UP; Robert Frost Hall Room 228
Strengthen your brain, and start developing Growth Mindset. This workshop will give you the tools to overcome challenges, build self-confidence, and never give up.
MATH'S ROLE IN FASHION; Robert Frost Hall Room 220
“Math’s Role in Fashion” will introduce students to how they can prepare themselves for different careers in the fashion industry. Students will learn about the day-to-day activities of four fashion careers and how they relate to math.
ACCOUNTING COUNTS; Robert Frost Hall Room 204
Accounting is a popular major here at Southern New Hampshire University that incorporates finance as well as math. Come explore this area of study along side one of SNHU’s accounting professors and learn about all of the rewarding career paths that come with the territory.
Buffet Lunch with Mentor Discussions; SNHU small gym
It’s time to sit down with all your friends (the old and the new) for a
buffet lunch with all of your favorite spring-time snacks! University
student mentors will be at each table to chat with as well.
Workshop Session 2
STAND LIKE A SUPERHERO: BUILDING A CONFIDENT MINDSET; Robert Frost Hall Room 220
Stand like a superhero, center yourself, and get ready to learn some tips to becoming more confident! An interactive workshop on skills to build a confident mindset to help you overcome math anxiety and much more.
BEING AN ARTIST IN THE STEM WORLD; Innovation Lab, SNHU Library
Mary Shakshober & Dr. Liz Henley
We’ll be working in the Innovation Lab to learn about how mathematics can be directly applied to art. You will get a chance to use professional graphic design programs along side a designer as well as see art come to life with the laser cutting and engraving technology in the lab. Just bring your creativity and we’ll provide the rest!
CALCULATING ARCHITECTURE; Robert Frost Hall Room 228
Have you heard of the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, the Taj Mahal or Big Ben? All of these architectural masterpieces were built with a strong basis of mathematics. Come see math and architecure come together!
20/20 VISION: HOW TO SET GOALS AND MAKE THINGS HAPPEN; Robert Frost Hall Room 204
Megan Palmer & Nicole Clark
This workshop will focus on YOU! We will be getting crafty to make vision boards to help you set goals and make plans. With some old-fashioned scissors, glue sticks, and cut up magazines, everyone will get to make a collage to best visualize your goals and plans for the future!
MARSHMALLOW MATHEMATICS; Robert Frost Hall Room 227
Put your problem-solving skills and creativity to the test and build the strongest structure with nothing more than some ingredients that you might find in your kitchen (marshmallows, dry pasta, etc.). Who’s going to win the marshmallow gold medal?
Workshop Session 3
EVERYDAY MATH; Robert Frost Hall Room 220
Students will be enriched through completing different math tasks that we are faced with every day. Let’s talk about perseverance and see how many awesome women mathematicians and scientists solved challenges every day and how math and science are more important than ever!
CHARACTERISTICS AUCTION; Robert Frost Hall Room 227
Confidence SOLD for five dollars to the woman in red! This session will feature a mock auction where participants will bid on characteristics and values. Let’s see what we all prioritize and how this may play into our future decisions.
BUNNY BIONOMICS; Robert Frost Hall Room 228
Elizabeth Caswell & Mariah Mitchell
Together we will experience hands-learning that involves bunnies and genetics. We will apply the Hardy-Weinberg equation to show why these bunnies are different colors. Math and science work together in this really fun group activity that is used by the science community today!
BOTH SIDES OF THE BRAIN; Robert Frost Hall Room 204
This workshop shows through personal narrative how it’s possible to like (and be talented at) both the art and STEM field, even going as far to see how the two can be intertwined. The brain has two sides, so come ready to use both!
Final Remarks/ Reflection SNHU small gym
The day has come to a close now, so we want to spend a few minutes looking back on the days’ activities. Make sure to pay a visit to the “Tell us Your Thoughts” poster, grab a marker and... tell us what you think!