The Community College of Aurora will host approximately 100 students from schools throughout the Aurora/Denver metro area for the Third Annual Math Day for Girls. Girls from any grade and any math level have been invited to attend a day of math-centered events and activities geared at showing girls the variety of math-related careers.
The event will be held Friday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the College's CentreTech Campus.
This year’s event is titled “Maps, Weather, and Satellites.” During the course of the day, students will build a structure within a proposed budget and test its ability to withstand a tornado-force storm. Students will serve as the engineers and researchers for the project. According to event organizers, these kinds of simulations can lead to solutions in construction technology that can save lives.
The featured speaker is Dr. Cathleen Craviotto, assistant professor in mathematical sciences at the University of Northern Colorado. Career panel participants will include J’ne Day-Lucore, a software and systems engineer with Raytheon and a member of the Raytheon executive leadership team based in Aurora, and KUSA-TV/9 News meteorologist Becky Ditchfield.