Girls’ Angle Bulletin, Volume 9, Number 5

blog_063016_01The electronic version of the latest issue of the Girls’ Angle Bulletin is now available on our website.

Volume 9, Number 5 kicks off with an interview with the ADVANCE Professor of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, Dana Randall. Prof. Randall is also the Director of the Algorithms and Randomness Center and an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics.

Next, comes the concluding half of Heidi Hurst’s article on how she used math to help find optimal locations for FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers.

Emily and Jasmine continue their exploration of nice triangles by commencing with an exploration of which triangles have 3 “nice” angles and 2 sides of integer length. This is the last major case in their investigation of “nice” triangles and involves the most advanced mathematics.

Anna manages to generalize the result she found in the last issue to the finite fields F_p, where p is prime. This result was known to Carl Friedrich Gauss.

We conclude with this summer’s batch of Summer Fun problem sets! This summer, we have contributions from Matthew de Courcy-Ireland, Aaron Levy, Lauren McGough (who is also a Girls’ Angle Advisory Board member and the Girls’ Angle Treasurer), Long Nguyen, and Zachary Sethna. Matthew, Aaron, Lauren, and Zachary are all graduate students at Princeton University. Long is an undergraduate at MIT.

We hope you enjoy it!

Finally, a reminder: when you subscribe to the Girls’ Angle Bulletin, you’re not just getting a subscription to a magazine. You are also gaining access to the Girls’ Angle mentors.  We urge all subscribers and members to write us with your math questions or anything else in the Bulletin or having to do with mathematics in general. We will respond. We want you to get active and do mathematics. Parts of the Bulletin are written to induce you to wonder and respond with more questions. Don’t let those questions fade away and become forgotten. Send them to us!

We continue to encourage people to subscribe to our print version, so we have removed some content from the electronic version.  Subscriptions are a great way to support Girls’ Angle while getting something concrete back in return.  We hope you subscribe!

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