# Summer Mathematics
Research Training

High School Camp

2017 SMaRT Camp June 18th - July 1st.

Enrollment
for 2017 is closed

SMaRT is a two-week summer program at Texas A&M University. It is intended to facilitate interest in mathematics of advanced high school students. High school students of age 14-18, who are US citizens or permanent residents, are eligible to apply.

The camp will provide an intensive learning environment in mathematics, where high school students will learn not only useful mathematical facts, but also how to approach mathematical problems, prove mathematical statements, and write the results.

**Eligibility**

High school students (grades 8 through 12 in Spring) of age 14 through 18 are eligible.
US citizenship or permanent residency is required.

**Capacity**

The camp is small. In 2009 through 2016, 20 new
and up to 8 returning students were admitted yearly. In 2016, only new
students were admitted, but we plan to start enrolling
returning students again in 2017.
Undergraduate counselors
are assigned to each group of five students.

**Topics**

The main topics to be considered for the new
class will revolve, as in the previous years, around number theory,
combinatorics, and algebra. Some important applications will also be
addressed, e.g. coding and logical circuits. A more advanced topic on criptography is offered to the returning students.

**Structure of the program**

Each morning, except Sunday, a
lecture will be given for the new class, which will introduce students
to a variety of interrelated topics of number theory, algebra,
combinatorics, and their applications.
The lectures will only provide introductions and pointers, while most
of technical work will be done by students, under counselors' guidance,
when solving the daily sets of problems. Group meetings, guided by
counselors and junior counselors will be held in each student group
during the day and in the evening. Guest lectures by the TAMU faculty
might be given on some afternoons. These lectures will be of expository
nature and will address a variety of topics from mathematics and its
applications.

**Fees**

There are no fees. The camp will offer
free room, board, instructions, and supplies to accepted participants. Travel expenses are not covered.
Students should bring some money for private expenses, laundry, etc.

**Students from underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply.**

**Contact Informanion**SMaRT Camp

Department of Mathematics, TAMU 3368

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX 77843-3368

__FAX__: (979) 862-4190

__Camp's staff__University Distinguished Professor

Co-Director of the SMaRT program

Department of Mathematics

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX 77843-3368

Instructional Associate Professor

Co-Director of the SMaRT program

Department of Mathematics

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX 77843-3368