A new math club is forming on BYU campus, and it has the words “women only” written all over it.
Students Amber Mosley and Jessica Doud noticed something was missing from their experiences as BYU math majors when they attended a Computer Science club meeting for women. Taking matters into their own hands, the two ladies decided to start a club of their own.
“There aren’t a lot of math major women out there,” Jessica said. “We thought this would be a great way to let all of the female math majors get together and just get to know each other.”
Jessica and Amber spoke with Dr. Jessica Purcell about the idea. “Many people are under the misconception that the only thing you can do with a major in math is to teach,” Dr. Purcell said. “I think this club will help spread the word that there are actually a lot of other things you can do with a degree in mathematics.”
Club meetings will occur every other week at the same time and location. Activities for the semester will include everything from games and food, to special lectures from women in math who have had to learn how to balance their careers with their family life.
The first official Women in Math club meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 6 from 5-6pm in 1170 TMCB. Jessica and Amber hope all female math majors will attend, as well as any girls who have an interest in mathematics. Pizza will be provided. For more information, feel free to contact Amber Mosley at firstname.lastname@example.org.