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SMaRT Camp

Summer Mathematics Research Training
High School Camp

Pending possible funding, we might be able to run the Camp in 2016. Please check out our Web site in the first half of February 2016 for information.

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 2013 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 2013, 20 new and up to 8 returning students were admitted yearly. 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 will be offered to the returning students (in the past years these were "Knot Theory" and "Combinatorial Geometry").

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. At a later time, a lecture will be given for the class of returning students. 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
Pending the appropriate funding, it is expected that there will be no fees. In this case, the camp will offer free room and board to accepted participants. Travel expenses are not covered (some partial travel coverage might be available in the case of extreme need, but availability of such funds is not guaranteed). Students should bring some money for private expenses, laundry, etc.

Applications
On-line application procedure will be announced in February.

Contact
Dr.Peter Kuchment
University Distinguished Professor
Co-Director of the SMaRT program
Mathematics Department
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3368
http://www.math.tamu.edu/~kuchment
e-mail camp@math.tamu.edu
FAX (979)862-4190
Dr. Oksana Shatalov
Instructional Assistant Professor
Co-Director of the SMaRT program
Mathematics Department
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3368
http://www.math.tamu.edu/~shatalov
e-mail camp@math.tamu.edu
FAX (979)862-4190
Mrs. Donna Hoffman
Academic Advisor
Texas A&M University
Department of Mathematics
Suite 241C, John R. Blocker Building
College Station, TX 77843-3368
(979) 862-4306, fax (979) 862-4190
donna.hoffman@math.tamu.edu

Students from underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply.