St. Mary’s Students in the Women in Science House Host Math Girls Day

Susan Goldstine, professor of mathematics at St. Mary’s College, speaks to students

St. Mary’s City, Md. - On Saturday, November 17, St. Mary's College of Maryland students in the Women in Science House (WiSH) hosted Math Girls Day at the College. Math Girls Day runs every semester for middle school girls from Esperanza and Spring Ridge Middle Schools. This year, 48 girls partook in math-related activities and workshops, and enjoyed a lecture by guest speaker Susan Goldstine, professor of mathematics, and had lunch in the Great Room. The WiSH students were assisted by Math Club and other SMCM students in creating and running the activities, which included math games and making bathbombs.

The WiSH Living & Learning Center opened in 2006 and is the longest continually run LLC at St. Mary’s College.  It was formed to support women who want to be STEM majors or go into STEM fields. Students who live in WiSH earn educational course credit for their activities. Jessica Malisch, assistant professor of biology, and Michelle Milne, assistant professor of physics, are the faculty sponsors.

Math Girls Day is made possible thanks to the support of Mathnasium, located in California, Maryland. (

St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education through 2024-2025. St. Mary’s College, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best public liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Approximately 1,600 students attend the college, nestled on the St. Mary’s River in Southern Maryland.

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