Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Dr. Pamela Richardson, Westminster College associate professor of mathematics, was a Mathematician in Residence at the Carleton College Summer Mathematics Program for Undergraduate Women in Northfield, MN, June 23-July 10, 2013.
Richardson has been involved with the National Science Foundation-funded program for more than 10 years as a student, researcher, teacher, and mentor. From 2010-2012, she was an instructor in the program. As a Mathematician in Residence, Richardson worked on personal scholarship while serving as a mentor for the undergraduate participants in the program.
Admission to the program is selective, with only 18 female mathematics students accepted per year. The program is designed to encourage women to pursue advanced degrees and careers in mathematics and provides support and mentorship for women at multiple stages in their education and careers.
Richardson, who joined the Westminster faculty in 2006, earned an undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.