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Sponsored in 2017 by
  • Texas A&M Mathematics
  • Curtis D. Roberts Endowment
  • Texas A&M TLAC Department
  • Texas A&M Inst. Appl. Math. and Comp. SCi.
  • Texas A&M Diversity funds
Previous soponsors:
  • National Science Foundation
  • American Mathematical Society
  • Mathematical Society of America
SPONSORSHIPS AND CONTRIBUTIONS ARE WELCOME

Summer Mathematics Research Training
High School Camp

2017 SMaRT Camp June 18th - July 1st.

Enrollment for 2017 is closed

Picture of student's Hands 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.

Picture from 2016 Smart Camp

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
Mail:
SMaRT Camp
Department of Mathematics, TAMU 3368
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3368
E-mail: camp@math.tamu.edu FAX: (979) 862-4190
Camp's staff
Dr.Peter Kuchment
University Distinguished Professor
Co-Director of the SMaRT program
Department of Mathematics
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3368
Dr. Oksana Shatalov
Instructional Associate Professor
Co-Director of the SMaRT program
Department of Mathematics
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3368