# 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.__

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 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**

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

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

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.**