North West Festival of Women in Mathematics - "Origami and the mathematics of paper folding"Online
The North West Festival of Women in Mathematics is open to all KS4 and KS5 students of Mathematics (some sessions are only open to KS5 due to their content) but we would particularly like to encourage female students who might be considering studying Mathematics or a STEM subject at A Level or University. There are a number of online workshops over three weeks given by research mathematicians at various career stages.
In all of the sessions the host will introduce herself and give a brief biography of her career and research and there will be time for questions and answers at the end of the session.
Here is a table of all of the sessions. You will need to register to attend any sessions individually
|Name||Title of Session||age group||Time||Event Number|
|Professor Rebecca Shipley||
"Mathematics in Healthcare"
|all ages||Wednesday 23rd June 1.30 - 2.30pm||8419|
|Eleanor Doman||"Similarities and Scalings in Nature: An Introduction to Mathematical Biology"||all ages||Tuesday 29th June 5.30 pm and Wednesday 30th June 2pm||
|Professor Louise Walker||"Origami and the mathematics of paper folding"||all ages||Monday 5th July 10am and Tuesday 6th July 5.30pm||
|Dr Demi Allen||
"A formula inspired by mice brains and playing darts on fractals"
|all ages||Thursday 1st July - 11am||8429|
|Dr Yang Han||
"Statistics and Data Analysis"
|all ages||Tuesday 29th June 10.30am||8421|
|Dr Anastasia Kisil||
"Mathematics, Resonance and Metamaterials"
|16+||Thursday 1st July 7pm||8408|
|Dr Vandita Patel||
"Fermat's Last Theorem and Beyond"
|all ages||Thursday 24th June 10am||8420|
|Dr Vandita Patel||
|16+||Monday 28th June 7pm||8410|
"How to get to the edge of the atmosphere, the bottom of the ocean and everything else in between: using fluid dynamics to understand our world"
|16+||Wednesday 7th July 1pm||8443|
|Guest Speaker plus a panel of female mathematicians||Final session plus Q&A||all||Wednesday 7th July 7pm||8432|
- Showcase successful women in mathematics and statistics at various stages of their careers
- Enrich participants' knowledge of several interesting topics from mathematics and statistics
- Give participants an insight into the careers of female mathematicians and statisticians
Who will benefit from attending?
This session is open to KS4 and KS5 maths students (and teachers). We would particularly like to encourage female students who might be considering studying Mathematics or a STEM subject post-16 or at University.
This session is led by Professor Louise Walker:
Origami is the ancient art of paper folding. In this session we will look at mathematical properties that can be explored by paper folding. Come prepared with six 10x10cm squares of paper.
After completing her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Manchester, Louise did research in group theory and combinatorics using symmetries to understand algebraic structures and graphs. More recently Louise has worked in mathematics education, leading on teaching quality and staff development at the university and helping to develop A-level Mathematics and Further Mathematics.
Year 10, 11, 12 & 13
11-16 maths, A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics
Mon 5th Jul 2021
10:00 - 11:00
If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact: