Dr. Mayida Zaal, Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, will speak at a STEM Exploration Session on June 15, 2022, at 6:00 pm. The event is hosted by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and explores STEMEd for Girls as part of the STEM Exploration Sessions, a series of virtual workshops, with a focus on mathematics, that will take place this summer. Dr. Zaal is also a 2008-9 AAUW American Fellow.
Women make up 42% of students who major in math, and many go on to pursue successful careers in math and statistics. Yet their contributions are often overlooked. For instance, only one woman has received the Fields Medal, a high distinction for math created in 1936.
The AAUW wants to change that! Each session in this exciting series will introduce girls to amazing women in STEM, engage participants with hands-on activities, and help guide girls toward the areas that best match their skills and interests.
Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Dr. Zaal taught math and science in urban schools in New Jersey and developed curricula for an international school in Nigeria. She’ll share her perspective as a woman in STEM and provide context on the session’s activities.