Register now for our free, online Maths presentation and live Q&A
Our Directors of Studies in Mathematics, Dr Orsola Rath Spivack and Professor Benedikt Loewe will be holding an online live Q&A session for prospective mathematicians as part of the Faculty of Mathematics Open Day on Saturday 1st May 2021.
The event, from 10:30am - 11:30am, will consist of a presentation about Mathematics at the College and a Q&A session with our Directors of Studies in Mathematics, Dr Orsola Rath Spivack and Professor Benedikt Loewe.
Below you can also read more about an outreach event organised by our Mathematics Director of studies, Orsola Rath Spivack, aimed at breaking down barriers for more diverse students to access STEM careers.
Orsola has recently organised and chaired an event for the Cambridge Festival, that brought together some of Cambridge’s black mathematicians to discuss the reality of studying and achieving in maths, to inspire black students to apply to STEM subjects. The panelists, past black graduates from mathematics in Cambridge, talked about their careers in areas you may not expect, and how their work has influenced governments, shaped future leaders, created wealth, and made a real difference to the world.
The panel's organiser, Dr Orsola Rath Spivack, hopes events like these and the outreach work done directly in schools will change things for the field.
“The aim is to raise confidence and ability in maths, to encourage young students to apply to a good university and hopefully in a STEM subject." she said. “Cambridge is not always how it is portrayed in the media sometimes. If people are encouraged, see role models within Cambridge and from alumni who have done maths and gone onto real careers with it, hopefully we can attract some amazing and diverse students.”
Read the full article here.
Read more about our Directors of Studies here and watch their video intros
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