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Bernardi and Morgan Awarded

Bernardi and Morgan Awarded

Pictured from left to right: Gloria Thomas, Emily Hagstrom, Katrina Morgan, Francesca Bernardi, Erica Wallace, Marcey Waters and Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Graduate students Katrina Morgan and Francesca Bernardi, from the Department of Mathematics, were honored as the co-founders of Girls Talk Math, a two-week summer day camp to encourage high school girls to consider careers in mathematics. At the camp, the students explore interesting mathematical concepts, learn about the rich history of women in mathematics and create a blog and podcast series. The camp will meet on campus for the third time this summer.

The University Awards for the Advancement of Women honor individuals who have mentored or supported women on campus, elevated the status of women or improved campus policies for them, promoted women’s recruitment and retention, or promoted professional development for women.

“We all have more power than we think we do,” Morgan said. “No matter who you are, you’re capable of making an impact.”

Congratulations to Katrina and Francesca!