North Central College - Naperville, IL

Heller and McMahon lead math workshop for girls

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Katherine Heller, assistant professor of mathematics
Katherine Heller, assistant professor of mathematics

Katherine Heller, assistant professor of mathematics, and Mary McMahon, associate professor of mathematics and mathematics education coordinator, led a workshop in math activities on deciphering codes, Fibonacci numbers, golden rectangles and tessellations for middle school Junior Scholar girls during three afternoons in April and May. The workshop was funded by a Sonia Kovalevsky Grant from the Association of Women in Mathematics and National Science Foundation. The goal of the grant is to foster interest in girls to follow careers in mathematics.

Heller joined the faculty in 2010 and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

McMahon (photo, left) has been a member of the faculty since 1986 and holds a master’s degree from Queens College of the City University of New York.

06-07-2011