The Somerville Mathematics Fund is pleased to announce the winners of their renewable mathematics scholarships for 2019. The Math Fund was founded to celebrate and encourage math achievement and these students deserve to be celebrated for their work in math and science while in high school. Thanks to the generosity of many individuals and a few organizations, this year we were able to award a record 9 scholarships, totaling $36,000 over four years.
|Monica Fernandes congratulates|
Ben Botner and Henry Zou will attend Tufts University; Smaranda Costiner, Boston College; Simran Jeet, UMass Amherst; Charlotte Kafka-Gibbons, University of Toronto; Max Nadeau, Harvard College; Bishan Rai, Syracuse University; Isabel Silva, Northeastern University; and Robert McCarthy’s choice remains a deep dark mystery.
Their annual scholarships of $1000 are renewable for up to a total of four years as long as they maintain a B average and take mathematics or courses which use mathematics.
There were three scholarships named for outstanding women this year: Dr. Alice T Schafer Scholarship, Lt. Catherine M. Landers, and the Falstein-Schneider You can Count on Yourself Scholarship.
|Monica Fernandes congratulates Charlotte Kafka-Gbbons|
on winning the Dr. Alice T Schedule Scholarship for
outstanding work in math and science.
Less known about Dr. Schafer was her role helping to start the Somerville Mathematics Fund in 2000 -- attending all of the planning meetings and contributing to their work as long as she was able. She is remembered for her passion and work to insure mathematical opportunities for women. Since Dr. Schafer was committed to the education and supporting women in mathematics, Charlotte’s interest in studying the brain with a major in neuroscience is a wonderful way to honor Dr. Alice Schafer's memory.
|Jay Landers awarded Max Nadeau the Lt Catherrine M Landers|
Scholarship for outstanding working in math and science.
|Julie Schneider congratulates Isabel Silva for|
winning the Falstein-Schneider You can Count on Yourself
scholarship for outstanding work in math and science.
You Can Count On Yourself is the sub-title of a Falstein-authored text that serves as the curriculum for a math program she created at UMass Boston. The phrase describes the theory behind the program empowering adults to develop a foundation in understanding basic mathematics. People who understand math notation and expect it to make sense, are more likely to enjoy and achieve success using the language of quantification. Isabel Silva is planning on becoming a math teacher — what better way to honor Falstein who developed this curriculum to help her math students at UMass Boston.
The Somerville Mathematics Fund was chartered in 2000 to celebrate and encourage achievement in mathematics in the city of Somerville, Massachusetts. It May 2011, it was recognized as the outstanding Dollars for Scholars Chapter in New England. Since it's founding in 2000, it has awarded $356,000 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 annual Scrapheap Showdown. For more information, to volunteer, or to make a tax-deductible contribution, please contact Erica Voolich (617-666-0666 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or go to www.somervillemathematicsfund.org.
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