Welcome to Somerville Mathematics

Welcome to Somerville Mathematics, a blog devoted to exciting mathematical things happening in Somerville MA. I am the founder of The Somerville Mathematics Fund, www.Somervillemathematicsfund.org
The Math Fund was chartered to celebrate and encourage mathematics achievement in Somerville. I hope you will check out my TEDxSomerville talk on the Somerville Math Fund,
I find that there are many other interesting things happening mathematically in Somerville and I hope on this blog to have others share what they are doing. So please contact me at mathfund@gmail.com if you would like to contribute an article.

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Somerville Mathematics Fund Recognizes Outstanding Mathematics Students

Erica Voolich(left) of The Somerville Mathematics Fund, congratulates John Thomas, Maxwell Heath, Bipul Pyakuryal, and Jesse Stern on their winning Somerville Mathematics Fund renewable college Scholarships.

Erica Voolich congratulates Mirta Stantic on her winning a Somerville Mathematics Fund Scholarship.

The Somerville Mathematics Fund is pleased to announce the winners of their renewable college mathematics scholarships.  The selection committee was impressed with the quality of this year’s applicants and pleased with the generosity of our donors who made it possible to give six scholarships.  At the Somerville High School’s award night Erica Voolich, president of The Somerville Mathematics Fund, commented on the outstanding achievements of Maxwell Heath, Bipul Pyakuryal, Mirta Stantic, Jesse Stern, and John Thomas. Ashleigh Thomas, a student at U Penn, is also a winner of one of the math scholarships.  All have done outstanding work in mathematics and been involved beyond the classroom in science and math events as well as volunteering.  All are planning on pursuing mathematics or a mathematics-related major in college.  The scholarships are renewable for up to four years of college, based on performance.

The Somerville Mathematics Fund, an affiliate of the national scholarship organization Dollars for Scholars, was chartered in 2000 to celebrate and encourage achievement in mathematics in the city of Somerville, Massachusetts. It was recently recognized as the outstanding Dollars for Scholars Chapter in New England.  Since it's founding, it has awarded $160,000 in mathematics scholarships to outstanding Somerville students.  Next fall, The Somerville Mathematics Fund will be seeking applications from teachers who teach in the city of Somerville who would like funding for classroom mathematics activities.  In October, the Math Fund will also be seeking high school students to compete in the seventh Scrapheap Showdown.  For more  information, to volunteer, or to make a tax-deductible contribution, please contact Erica Voolich (617-666-0666 or mathfund@gmail.com) or go to www.somervillemathematicsfund.org