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Mathematics
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Sponsored in 2018 by
  • Texas A&M Mathematics
  • Curtis D. Roberts Endowment
  • Texas A&M TLAC Department
Previous sponsors:
  • National Science Foundation
  • American Mathematical Society
  • Mathematical Society of America
  • Texas A&M Inst. Appl. Math. and Comp. SCi.
  • Texas A&M Diversity funds
  • Private contributions
SPONSORSHIPS AND CONTRIBUTIONS ARE WELCOME

Summer Mathematics Research Training
High School Camp

2019 SMaRT Camp operated June 16th through 29th 2019. For the 2020 announcement, please watch this page in the middle of January 2020

THE CAMP IS FREE OF CHARGE FOR STUDENTS.
TO KEEP IT LIKE THAT, SPONSORSHIPS AND CONTRIBUTIONS ARE WELCOME:
Here is the account information for the SMaRT account at the Texas A&M Foundation:
Account number: 74005
Giving link: https://give.am/SMaRT
Checks can be made payable to Texas A&M Foundation noting “Account 74005 – SMaRT” on the memo line and should be mailed to:
Texas A&M Foundation
401 George Bush Drive
College Station, TX 77840
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 2017 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 2018, 20 new and up to 8 returning students were admitted yearly. Undergraduate or graduate student 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. Varying more advanced topics are 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