In 2018, Erika Roldan, then a PhD student at Ohio State, garnered support to run a math summer program for girls, with the long term goal of incrementing the representation of women in math related careers.
Seeing the success of the summer program and realizing the need to extend our mathematical work beyond the campus, the Department of Mathematics and the Natural and Mathematical Sciences Division decided to sponsor a more comprehensive outreach program. Thus, Buckeye Aha! Math Moments, BAMM, was born.
The name highlights our identity as Buckeyes and our intention to elicit moments of surprise inspired by mathematical discovery. The fortunate acronym also stresses the impact we want to make.
Debi Stout Maritza Sirvent Feride Tiglay Co-directors of Beyond the Classroom Summer Camp