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Embry-Riddle Hosts Women in Math Day for Volusia County High School Students
April 9, 2010
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will host its annual Women in Math Day on Friday, April 23, for female high school students in Volusia County and their mathematics teachers. The event, which promotes careers for women in mathematics, science, and engineering, will be held at the university’s Daytona Beach, Fla., campus in Room 101 of the Willie Miller Instructional Center. It is restricted to registered participants and news media.
Welcome and introduction by Nirmal Aggarwal, professor of mathematics at Embry-Riddle, and Cindy Oakley-Paulik, director of the Embry-Riddle Women’s Center
Workshop presentation by Jacklyn Duff
Games and competitions for students
Boxed lunch and panel discussion
Awards, evaluation, and closing
Tour of Embry-Riddle campus and facilities
Jacklyn Duff is lead electrical engineer for Orbiter Endeavour at the United Space Alliance (USA). She landed the job after completing a USA internship when she was an Embry-Riddle student majoring in Aerospace Engineering. As an intern, she inspected wiring, wrote repair procedures for any discrepancies detected, and did troubleshooting on the electrical systems. As an Embry-Riddle student, she also was a member of a rocket club that designed, built, and launched a rocket that reached a record-breaking altitude of 37.8 miles. In her spare time, Duff researches and develops composite rocket motor cases for small sounding rockets and is pursuing a M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle.
This event is co-sponsored by Embry-Riddle’s Office of Diversity Initiatives and Department of Mathematics.
For more information about Women in Math Day, please contact:
Professor, Associate Chair
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 40 baccalaureate, master's and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business and Engineering. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and through the Worldwide Campus with more than 150 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit http://www.embryriddle.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.