Canada/USA MATHCAMP (highly selective; $3500)
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Mathcamp 2009

Mathcamp 2009 will be held at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, from July 5 to August 9.

The Qualifying Quiz for Mathcamp 2009 is now available! We invite you to take a look at the problems; we hope they're fun and challenging.

Application materials for Mathcamp 2008 are now available! The application deadline is April 25, 2009.
What is Mathcamp?

Canada/USA Mathcamp is an intensive five-week-long summer program for high-school students interested in mathematics. Our goals are:

* To inspire and motivate these students by introducing them to the beauty and variety of advanced mathematics
* To impart valuable knowledge and skills for the pursuit of mathematics in high school, university, and beyond
* To provide a supportive and fun environment for interaction among students who love mathematics.

For a longer description, you can see this article published in the June 2006 issue of Imagine, a magazine for gifted and talented precollege students. The article was written by Mathcamp alumna Sara Sheehan and provides a good perspective from one of our students. Imagine is a magazine published by the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University; you can find out more at their web page.

We also invite you to look through this article published in the The Globe and Mail. It was written by a non-mathematician for a non-mathematical audience, but conveys some of the excitement about math that exemplifies the spirit of Mathcamp.

Another article you may want to look at is this one, which was written by one of the Mathcamp counselors and published in the December 2001 issue of FOCUS, the newsletter of the MAA. (Reproduced by permission of the MAA.)

Mathcamp is held on a different college or university campus each year. Mathcamp 2007 was help at Colby College in Waterville, ME; Mathcamp 2006 was held at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA; Mathcamp 2005 was held at Reed College in Portland, OR; Mathcamp 2004 was held at Colby College in Waterville, ME; Mathcamp 2003 was held at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA; and Mathcamp 2002 was held at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO.
Why come to Mathcamp?

Mathcamp is a chance to...

* Live and breathe mathematics: fascinating, deep, difficult, fun, mysterious, abstract, interconnected (and sometimes useful).
* Gain mathematical knowledge, skills and confidence -- whether for a possible career in math and science, for math competitions, or just for yourself.
* Set and pursue your own educational goals: choose your classes, do a project, learn what you want to learn.
* Study with mathematicians who are passionate about their subject -- from internationally known researchers to graduate students at the start of their careers, all eager to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you.
* Make friends with students from around the world and discover how much fun it is to be around people who think math is cool.

Contact information
Phone/Fax: (617) 812-6339
Mail: 129 Hancock St., Cambridge, MA 02139

Canada/USA Mathcamp is run by the Mathematics Foundation of America

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