SUMIT is a fun, mathematically-intense, fully collaborative math adventure for girls in grades 6-11 who like math. SUMIT is a large-scale math collaboration. It is an in-person event designed to encourage new friendships between girls who like math. It's like an escape the room puzzle, except challenges are overcome by solving math problems.
When and where does SUMIT 2020 take place?
Participants can choose either Saturday April 4 or Sunday April 5 (but not both!). SUMIT will take place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
How are girls chosen to participate in SUMIT?
At each SUMIT event there are a certain number of slots for girls from each grade. These slots will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis as soon as registration opens. If you register after all slots for your grade have been filled, you will be placed on a wait list.
What does it cost to participate in SUMIT?
Upon receiving an email confirming your registration, a $75 registration fee will be required. This fee will be waived for students who demonstrate financial need. There are no other fees associated with this event.
Who should register to participate in SUMIT?
SUMIT is for girls in grades 6-11 who love math. There will be mathematical challenges suitable for all levels and SUMIT presents multiple leadership opportunities for participants. If you don't particularly enjoy math, but want to give math a try, please consider enrolling in the Girls' Angle club.
Do I need to have a certain math background to participate?
No. No special math background is necessary. All you need is enjoyment for thinking about math and an open mind.
Is SUMIT a math competition?
No. SUMIT is fully collaborative. Participants must learn to communicate well with each other and join forces to overcome big challenges. Participants will succeed or fail as a group.
About Girls' Angle
At our club, girls work directly with mentors, who are mostly
women on the mathematics career path or related fields, including undergraduate math
majors, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in mathematics. Our
instruction is custom-tailored to the individual. Our main goal is to
help girls improve the way they think using mathematics as an ideal
vehicle. We aim to prepare girls to solve the yet unsolved.
For more information, please visit girlsangle.org.
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