Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) brings mathematically talented and motivated high school students from across the United States, and from around the world, to Stanford for four weeks of serious mathematical pursuits.
SUMaC strives to provide access for high school students to advanced topics in mathematics, in a way that is fun and interesting. The program will lead participants through topics that are of great significance in the historical development of mathematics, that are important to current lines of mathematical research, and that have applications in the sciences.
Stanford University Mathematics Camp includes:
- an intensive course in higher mathematics.
- a guided research project that allows participants to individually pursue a focused area of interest, related to the course.
- a guest lecture series covering a range of topics, given by internationally-known research mathematicians.
- group problem-solving sessions and individual tutoring.
- social events and outings
- on-campus housing and dining, plus access to campus athletic and library facilities.
SUMaC is designed for current high school 10th and 11th graders (students who will start 11th and 12th grade in the next academic year) who have exceptional interest and ability in mathematics. SUMaC is for those who seek to be challenged in mathematics and those who would enjoy four weeks of intensive, in-depth, mathematics pursuits. SUMaC provides an environment that fosters social and intellectual development centered on the study and enjoyment of mathematics.
SUMaC participants are selected based on their grades in math courses, their performance on standardized math exams, their teacher recommendations, their reasons for wanting to come to SUMaC as expressed on the personal information form of the SUMaC application, and their performance on the SUMaC admission exam. Particular emphasis is placed on the admission exam, which is a collection of challenging math problems for applicants to work on at home over an extended period.
Cost and Session Information
Tuition includes housing and dining in supervised Stanford residences, towels and bedding, field trip expenses, instruction, course materials, and transportation between Stanford University and the San Francisco International Airport. Financial aid is available.