A new initiative designed to get students excited about mathematics by providing them with a setting that encourages exploration of non-standard mathematical problems rarely taught in standard curriculum.  The Math Circle will allow students in grade 6 – 12 (and interested adults) to explore fascinating, open-ended math questions.

The program is being hosted by St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) Math Department, and will be led by professors and SMCM students.  Sessions are held one Saturday each month at the Lexington Park Library from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM during the school year (no sessions during summer break).  For a list of session dates, please visit the Southern Maryland Math Circle webpage or the events calendar on this website.

Women + Math

An initiative offered by the College of Southern Maryland’s STEM Institute.  The program is designed to inspire women in the advancement of technology from the classroom to the boardroom by providing advocacy, leadership development, networking, mentors, and technology education.  The 2016 event is scheduled for April 9 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the CSM campus in La Plata and is open to young women from the age of 13 and up, as well as High School Teachers and parents.  Registration is required.  Please visit the CSM STEM Institute webpage for registration details.

Math Girls Day

A unique one-day program hosted by St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) for Middle school aged girls twice a year (spring and fall).  The program’s goal is to introduce young girls to fun interactive math activities with the hopes of encouraging them to pursue education and careers in  STEM fields.  For more information on this program, please contact Dr. Emek Kose.