North West Festival of Women in Mathematics - "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"

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Overview

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

8425

8426

Professor Louise Walker "Origami and the mathematics of paper folding" all ages Monday  5th July 10am and Tuesday 6th July 5.30pm

8430

8431

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

"Decoding Mathematics"

16+ Monday 28th June 7pm  8410
Eleanor Johnstone

"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

Aims

  • 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 KS5 maths students (and teachers). We would particularly like to encourage female students who might be considering studying Mathematics or a STEM subject  at University.

Content

Have you ever flown on an aeroplane and wondered how it stays in the sky? Or wondered how a submarine works? In this interactive workshop we’ll look at how we can use an area of maths called ‘fluid dynamics’ to understand these problems. We’ll also look at how we can use it to understand some more pressing issues, such as how to reduce the amount of fuel that planes and lorries use, and how to model our weather systems in a changing climate.

Participant feedback

Students told us they really appreciated "being able to ask lots of individual questions"
When asked what the most useful aspect of the day was, one student said: "hearing about women who have achieved something in worse conditions than we have nowadays has inspired me to handle being in a male dominated job"
Another student commented on "meeting all these amazing mathematicians" and the "empowering atmosphere!"

Key Facts

Event ref:

#8443

Audience:

Students,Teachers

Target year:

Year 12 & 13

Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving

Event format:

Enrichment

Event length:

0.5 hours

Region:

North West

Venue:

Online

Date:

Wed 7th Jul 2021

Course times:

13:00 - 15:30

Fee:

FREE

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Queries?

If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Abigail Bown
[email protected]
07887994086

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