Troy University to present math camp for girls at the Dothan Campus

Posted: Monday, 29 April 2013

DOTHAN — Troy University will present a summer camp in June at the Dothan Campus that aims to inspire local girls to excel in mathematics and science.

"Mathematics, the Queen of Sciences" will be held June 10-13 at the Dothan Campus for girls in 7th-9th grade. Admission is free and open to any girls with a strong interest in math or science; however the camp is limited to only 20 participants. Girls will be selected based on submitted essays, evaluation of recent grades and teacher recommendations.

The deadline for registration has been extended through Friday, May 3.

For more information about how to apply contact Dr. Vijaya Gompa, professor of mathematics at the TROY Dothan Campus, at (334) 983-6556 or

In addition to enrichment activities designed to boost the girls' math knowledge, the camp will also give girls the chance to meet with and hear from women currently working in the fields of science, technology and math, including presenters from the Marshall Space Flight Center and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

"This camp will create an atmosphere in which girls can dream big and plan for a brighter future," Dr. Gompa said. "The mission of this camp is to inspire young women to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics."

Funding for the camp is provided by TROY and the Mathematical Association of America Tensor Foundation.