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Other programs for high school students, which stimulate the development of math research skills

 

Canada/USA Mathcamp is an intensive 5-week-long summer program for mathematically talented high school students. More than just a summer camp, Mathcamp is a vibrant community, made up of a wide variety of people who share a common love of learning and passion for mathematics. At Mathcamp, students can explore undergraduate and even graduate-level topics while building problem-solving skills that will help them in any field they choose to study.

HCSSiM (Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics) is an intensive six-week encounter with college-level mathematics for talented and highly motivated high school students. Participants spend a major portion of each day actively engaged in doing mathematics (not simply learning the results of mathematics).

MathILy (serious Mathematics Infused with Levity) is an intensive residential summer program for mathematically excellent secondary students. Instructors provide the framework, and students get to make (and prove!) the conjectures. They encounter new ideas, improve their problem-solving skills, learn lots and lots of advanced mathematics, and hone their overall thinking skills.

PCP (Pioneers China Program) is a new after-school math research program for high school students in China, founded in April 2019 with the help and guidance of Pavel Etingof and Slava Gerovitch. The program will offer 6-month guided reading and online training preparing students for further research, followed by a 9-month research phase, during which participants will work on projects provided by faculty from leading Chinese universities and make a final presentation at a conference in the United States.

PROMYS (Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists) is a six-week summer program at Boston University designed to encourage strongly motivated high school students to explore in depth the creative world of mathematics in a supportive community of peers, counselors, research mathematicians, and visiting scientists.

Prove it! is a two-week summer camp at Colorado State University, which provides a challenging and rigorous introduction to mathematical proof with applications to advanced topics chosen from the instructors' areas of expertise and interest. The program simulates the major aspects of the research process in mathematics.

Ross Mathematics Program is an intensive summer experience designed to encourage motivated pre-college students to explore mathematics. During those weeks, students are immersed in a world of mathematical discovery. First year participants take an inquiry-based course in number theory; returning students participate in other courses.

RSI (Research Science Institute) is a five week research internship at MIT where students conduct individual projects under the tutelage of mentors who are experienced scientists and researchers. During the final week of RSI, students prepare written and oral presentations on their research projects.

SUMaC (Stanford University Mathematics Camp) offers two courses with unique topics for each course. Both programs feature the research project where participants pursue course topics in greater depth. For this activity, participants initially work in groups under the leadership of the Teaching Assistants, and using journal articles, advanced textbooks, and other materials. At the end of the course, participants give presentations on their topics to their peers.

Contact

With questions, contact PRIMES Program Director Dr. Slava Gerovitch at primes@math.mit.edu