Summer Programs And Outreach

 
 
Mathematics Leadership Institute
The Rice University School Mathematics Project provides a bridge between the Rice University mathematics department and K-12 mathematics educators in the greater Houston area. RUSMP’s Mathematics Leadership Institute, run from 2005 - 2010, was a development program for secondary mathematics educators that focused on expanding mathematical knowledge, pedagogy, and awareness of current mathematics research.
 
During the summers of 2009 and 2010, I served as the graduate student representative; in this capacity, I worked closely with the lead teachers to plan and facilitate mathematics instruction for the duration of the program.
 
 
Rice University Mathematical Institute for Young Women
The Rice Math Institute for Young Women offers summer enrichment in mathematics for gifted and motivated female high school students. Hailing from the Houston area, the participants are largely underprivileged youth who are enthusiastic about mathematics and eager to learn advanced math such as knot theory, group theory, combinatorics, and logic.
 
As an instructor in the summers of 2011 and 2012, I developed and administered mathematics lessons in a wide variety of topics. I also assisted in organizing the logistics of the program.
 
 
Association of Women in Mathematics
In January of 2011, Taylor McNeill and I founded the Rice University chapter of the AWM. Since becoming a recognized chapter, we have organized several networking and social events to bring together female mathematicians as well as running exhibits in local outreach events such as the Sally Ride Festival at Rice University and Girls Exploring Math and Science (GEMS) fair at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
 
 
RUSMP Networking Conferences
Since the Spring of 2010, I have volunteered to facilitate several Rice University School Mathematics Project Networking Conferences. Held semi-annually, these conferences bring together K-12 mathematics educators from the Houston area and beyond to share ideas, present successful curricula, and establish connections in the field of mathematics.