CONCORD UNIVERSITY STUDENT FELICIA STOVER SELECTED
TO ATTEND SUMMER PROGRAM FOR WOMEN IN MATHEMATICS
ATHENS, W.Va. – Felicia Stover, a Concord University Upward Bound graduate, is one of 16 women selected to attend the 2013 Summer Program for Women in Mathematics at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
A senior at Concord University, Felicia is majoring in Mathematics Comprehensive with a minor in Statistics. She is a 2010 graduate of Summers County High School where she participated in Concord University’s Upward Bound Program.
Felicia will take four mathematics classes during the summer program in addition to learning about mathematical software and mathematical writing and proof techniques. “The program will give me sufficient information to make an informed decision about graduate school and careers in mathematics,” she said.
Applicants for the Summer Program for Women in Mathematics must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and an undergraduate woman at a U.S. university or college, who is completing her junior year or equivalent and have mathematical experience beyond the typical first courses in calculus and linear algebra. Each of the 16 women selected will receive a travel allowance, campus room and board, and a stipend of $1,750.
The program will offer a number of seminars led by active research mathematicians with the assistance of graduate students. The seminars will be organized to enable the students to obtain a deep understanding of basic concepts in several areas of mathematics, to learn how to do independent work, and to gain experience in expressing mathematical ideas orally and in writing. There will be panel discussions on graduate schools, career opportunities, and the job market. Weekly field trips will be organized to facilities of mathematical interest around the Washington, D.C. area.