GENEVA, N.Y.–Kimberly Gould, of Saratoga Springs, a senior at William Smith College, is working this summer at the mathematics summer graduate program at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Gould is one of only 16 students from universities and colleges from across the nation selected for the program. She is the only person from New York State participating in the program.
Gould, a math major, was selected for the George Washington University program due to her outstanding achievement in math and the recommendations she received from Hobart and William Smith Colleges' faculty members. The program is geared toward preparing bright women for graduate work and careers in math. The program requires intensive course work, field trips, lectures, panel discussions, and networking. Through the program she will visit officials from the National Security Agency, lobbyists for the American Mathematical Society, and with members of Congress.
Besides the chance to do graduate-level work, Gould is intrigued by the opportunity to network with other female mathematicians. “When you get to college you realize the challenge of being a woman in a male-dominated field, such as math. This program really helps me and all these other women counter that male dominance,” she said.
While at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Gould has been a member of the Heron Crew Team. In the fall, she will study philosophy, literature, and British culture in Bath, England, through the Colleges study abroad program.
Gould is the daughter of Craig and Pamela Gould of Saratoga Springs. She is a 1998 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are coordinate, private, liberal arts institutions, located in Geneva, N.Y. The Colleges, which have a combined enrollment of 1,800, offer a remarkably broad array of majors and minors, with a cross-disciplinary flavor intended to better inform both professional and intellectual pursuits. The Colleges are noted also for an ambitious emphasis on international study, and for their programs in community service. Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women share faculty, facilities, and curriculum, but maintain separate dean's offices, athletic programs, student governments, and traditions.
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