The Northern Nevada Girls Math & Technology Program began in 1998 under Program Director Lynda Wiest, a University of Nevada, Reno professor who continues to direct the program. The program's purpose is to increase girls' knowledge, skills, and confidence in mathematics and technology in order to enhance mathematical and technological competence in girls' personal, academic, and occupational lives. The program consists of a five-day, residential summer camp held on the University of Nevada, Reno campus and year-round web site information and opportunities.
Northern Nevada girls of all academic abilities and backgrounds may apply to the program in the spring before they will enter grade 7 or 8 the following fall. Approximately 60 girls, 30 from each grade level, are selected randomly from applicants solicited by school mailings to public, private, charter, and Native American schools.