# Publicity and Outreach

The School of Maths & Stats is passionate in partnering with high school maths teachers as they inspire and equip future generations of mathematically literate Australians, supporting the Chief Scientist's report (2014).

To discuss a school booking for 2017, please contact Dr Di Warren.

Our main programs include:

# (1) Inquiring Minds

Presenters are available for school visits in the Sydney region, and further afield by special request.

The following topics are available in 2017.

**Super(bats)man vs Bradman**

Presenter: Kevin Wang

Level: Year 10 and up

**Why You Can't Beat the House**

Presenter: Merlin Ge

Level: Year 10 and up

**Guesstimation**

Presenter: Merlin Ge; Level: Year 10 and up

**Forming the Platonic Solids**

Presenter: George Papadopoulos

Level: Talented Yr 5-6; Years 7-9

**Pokemons Gone Mathematical**

Presenter: Kevin Wang

Level: Year 11 Ext 1 or 2

**Uncertainty in Cancer Research**

Presenter: Shila Ghazanfar

Level: Year 11 Ext 1 or 2

**The Maths of Atmospheric Chemistry**

Presenter: Maggie Corrigan

**Chemical dynamics**

Presenter: Maggie Corrigan

**Puzzles and Riddles**

Level: Years 7-12

# (2) Meet the 4 Profs

A special experience to inspire girls into careers in maths and stats.

Bring a school group of young women into Sydney Uni to spend time with our 4 female Professors: Prof. Nalini Joshi (Applied), Prof. Jean Yang (Statistics), Prof. Jacqui Ramagge (Pure) and Prof. Mary Myerscough (Mathematical Biology).

Suits those considering a career in STEM as well as those thinking of dropping maths for the HSC.

"Our girls were buzzing all the way home on the train, talking about their future careers in Maths!' (Bulli High, 2016).

# (3) Mentoring HSC Ext2 Students

A program to encourage students doing Extension 2 Maths for HSC in schools with very small cohorts (3 or less students), especially low SES regions.

A postgraduate student from your local area will meet monthly to discuss any hard ideas and problems.

# (4) Parent & Student Information Nights

Speakers are available for school visits in the Sydney region, and further afield by special request.

# (5) Mega Maths Day

Mega Maths is about inspiring Year 10 students to see the importance of mathematics in whatever career their choose. Run on the Sydney University Camperdown Campus in June, students experience a range of workshops showcasing the importance of maths in different settings.

Registrations for Mega Maths Day 2017 will open online in March.

Bookings are open to Year 10 students and must be made by the classroom teacher.

# (6) Community Events

Sydney Science Forum

HSC and Careers Expo

Australian Museum Science Festival

International Science School

Spectacular Science

National Maths Summer School