On May 12-13, 2018, AARMS hosted a camp for Girl Guides from New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. The goal of the camp was to expose girls aged 9-17 to the Mathematical Sciences research undertaken at Atlantic Canadian universities such as UNB, as well as to cause them to consider pursuing careers in STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics). One of the highlights of the camp was the evening panel discussion, which featured a diverse group of women working in STEM in both academic and non-academic settings.
Some facts about the camp:
- 500 girls aged 9-17 from throughout New Brunswick and PEI participated
- around 150 adult Girl Guide volunteers accompanied the girls
- 64 University faculty, postdocs, and students collectively organized 43 different mini-workshop sessions covering virtually all STEM sub-disciplines
The camp was featured in the Daily Gleaner and Telegraph-Journal newspapers, in the Journal-Pioneer, and on Rogers TV. Next year, the camp will move to Dalhousie University. Here is a synopsis of the event in tweets: