Math Options - Career Day

Students work hard during the annual School Challenge Contest.The Math Options Career Day is held every year early in May. The day's activities include challenge contests, workshops, an activity fair, and keynote presentations by women in careers as diverse as veterinary science, aerospace engineering, and the computer industry. Prizes are awarded for the school challenge contest winners and gifts are given to each participant.

Students work hard during the annual School Challenge Contest.Workshops are hands-on, and have included designing bridges, examining animals, building simple motors, and solving CSI mysteries, just to mention a few. Participants leave the program with a good sense of career options, the importance of the study of math, and the knowledge that a network of mentors is available. Teachers and guidance counselors attending the career day have the opportunity to attend workshops designed for educators on how to encourage students to pursue math, and related careers. To obtain information on how to participate in the Career Day, 7th and 8th grade girls should contact their math and/or science teachers.