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InteGIRLS is a fully teen-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to providing opportunities and community for girls and non-binary individuals in STEM.
The event will be held virtually on November 21st, 2020. Exact time is TBD - sign up for our email list and pre-register for the competition (bottom of the page) to find out more.
Girls or non-binary individuals who live in Ohio, Indiana, or Kentucky and are in 5th-12th grade are invited to participate. Exceptionally talented 3rd and 4th graders may consider competing as well.
ALL female and non-binary individuals are welcome at inteGIRLS! This includes, but isn't limited to, trans women, gender-fluid, agender, and genderqueer individuals.
The competition will be in teams of 3-4 students. Students can register as an individual and add members to their team as they recruit teammates, or they will be automatically matched with other participants in their division on competition day. There will be individual and team rounds.
We will provide a virtual competition platform that will include “breakout rooms”. You will be placed into a separate room with your team members and get to collaborate during team rounds.
You can ask friends, classmates, or you can sign up for the inteGIRLS forum (highly moderated and appropriate) at forum.integirls.org to connect with other students and find teammates.
The divisions will be HS (9th-12th grade) and MS (8th grade and under). There will be winning teams from each age division.
The global inteGIRLS organization has a puzzle-writing team that has been crafting the November 21st competition problems. Aside from them, no leadership team members are allowed to see the problems or know what the content is like. We do know that they should not cover upper-level math topics, including calculus. To familiarize yourself with possible problem formats, look into Mathcounts problems (~chapter to state round difficulty) or, for more challenging math, AMC 8/10/12 problems. We also know that they are planning to have a wide range of problem difficulties so that students from every ability level are able to solve problems, but also be challenged.
Calculators are not allowed.
Proctors will be monitoring rooms to ensure that the internet, calculators, or other unapproved resources (e.g. textbooks, smart watch) are not used. Violations of this policy will result in immediate disqualification of the entire team.
You do not need experience to compete. We intend the competition to be a fun opportunity for students of all abilities.
You heard right! We will have prizes for top teams in both divisions, as well as a raffle prize for students who preregister. Some of our sponsors include Graeter’s, Dewey’s Pizza, and Scene 75!
The virtual puzzle hunt on the weekend of November 6th is run by inteGIRLS. inteGIRLS Cincinnati is a local chapter of inteGIRLS, so we do not directly run the puzzle hunt but we are affiliated with them. We encourage you to attend; our leadership team will all be competing!
Yes! After the competition, we will send participants a form to request a certificate. Those who request certificates will be emailed a certificate with their name and score. If you have any concerns about legitimacy of a certificate a student presents to you, please feel free to contact us directly.
We’re looking for any female or non-binary individual who has professional experience in the STEAM fields. We’re asking for speakers for our virtual event on November 21st, 2020, but we’re also always looking for speakers to present at future events. For the November 21st event , approximate time for speakers would be in the early evening, although we can be as flexible as possible to best accommodate your schedule. Contact us through our email list form (linked below) or email us at [email protected]
We are accepting donations in the form of gift cards, monetary gifts, and products. Contact us through our email list form (under the Contact Us tab) or email us at [email protected]
We will collaborate to ensure your company’s generosity is recognized! We are a 501(c)(3) organization, so donations are tax-deductible.