Donations are used to support educational and outreach activities in the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics that were important to Jennifer, as determined by the chair of the department.
Jennifer's parents, Mike and Marina Joyce, are the generous donors who initiated the Jennifer Joyce Young Memorial Fund in CAAM to support CAAM outreach activities in which Jennifer was so deeply involved. These funds have been used to support the Worthing Rice Apprentice Program (WRAP) and the Summer Math Days. The WRAP challenges students from Worthing High School to learn by learning how the brain learns, and delivers a hands-on introduction and integration of mathematics, biology, electronics, and computer programming. The Summer Math Days started in 2009 and is a 3-4 day summer program for high school students entering grades 10-12. The next Summer Math Days are planned for 2017. While at Rice, Jennifer's contributions were instrumental in both activities. Jennifer was a Pfeiffer Postdoctoral Instructor (PPI) and the Jennifer Joyce Young Memorial Fund also provides travel funds to PPIs to give research talks at national conferences.
To donate to the Jennifer Joyce Young Memorial Fund in CAAM, send a check payable to Rice University to:
Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
6100 Main — MS 134
Houston, TX 77005
Include "Jennifer Joyce Young Memorial Fund" on the check.