The aim is to share the messages with young women and girls across our and your social networks as a way of inspiring them to study the mathematical sciences as they more forward in their studies, and to even consider maths/stats as a career.

We are looking for as many women in maths and stats to be in the video and to share their ‘selfie’ messages. The messages should be short ‘sound bites’ answering one or more of these questions:

  • Why do you love maths and/or stats?
  • Why is maths/stats important?
  • Where did maths/stats take you? Or where do you hope it takes you?
  • Why is it important we have girls stay in maths/stats?
  • Who or what inspired you to go into maths/stats?
  • Do you have a message of encouragement for the next generation to stick with maths/stats?
  • Any other message you hope to communicate?

About your video:

  1. Please include your name and university/organisation at the start of the video so you will be identified properly
  2. Your video should only be a minute or two. We will only select a ‘sound bite’ or two to use from the entire video you send.
  3. Use portrait orientation pleaseYour message will be among others from women around Australia, so we can’t use any messages that are too long.
  4. Please record the video ‘portrait’ style, not ‘landscape’. (see image)
  5. Please include some type of “Happy Women in Maths Day” message.

Once you record your video, please send it to ACEMS Communications and Media Officer Tim Macuga: You can use things like ‘maildrop’ on your phone, or Dropbox and Cloudstor to do this. Once you send it, it will be downloaded straight away so it won’t be taking up storage space if that’s an issue.

The deadline to submit videos is Friday, 24 April.

This is the link to last year’s video:

Unlike last year, though, we would like you to record the videos ‘portrait’ style, which is easier to share over social media channels.

Please don’t stress about doing a video. This is meant to be a fun and easy way to send some messages of encouragement. Only clips that make you look good will be used.

If you have any questions, please contact Tim Macuga.

Sevvandi Kandanaarachchi |Lecturer
Mathematical Sciences, School of Science
RMIT University
Melbourne VIC 3000

Research Affiliate
Monash University, Clayton