The 19th Annual Mathematics Summer Camp for High School Girls
Two camps: July 12-18 and July 26-August 1, 2015
High school girls are invited to apply for a week of ALL GIRLS/ALL MATH offered at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Summer Mathematics Camp for High School Girls provides a stimulating and supportive environment for girls to develop their mathematical ability and interest. The ALL GIRLS/ALL MATH summer camp has been offered since 1997.
Camp participants, girls grades 10-12, will learn about the exciting mathematics of Codes. The girls will work with women mathematics professors and graduate students, and interact with peers who share an interest in mathematics. They stay in a UNL residence hall and are chaperoned by a female mathematics graduate and undergraduate student.
A typical day at camp includes:
- Interesting mathematics sessions each morning and afternoon
- Problem sessions following each class, facilitated by the instructors, and a UNL graduate student
- Evening activities
- Pictures from previous years.
In 2013, courses were taught by Erica Johnson of St. John Fischer College and Katie Johnson of Florida Gulf Coast University.
All girls entering grades 10-12 in the fall are invited to apply for the camp. Candidates must have completed high school geometry. Special consideration is given to those entering their sophomore or junior year in the fall who have not yet taken Calculus.
The All Girls/All Math Program is one of ten Young Scholars Programs across the nation supported by the American Mathematical Society. It was also included in the Ultimate Guide to Summer Opportunities for Teens as 1 of 200 of the best summer programs for teens across the nation. Ultimate Guide to Summer Opportunities for Teens.
Important information for the camps:
- All Girls/All Math 2015 Brochure
- The camp will be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Campus Maps).
- In the summer of 2015, we will hold two one-week camps on July 12-18 and July 26-August 1.
- The cost is $175 for Nebraska residents and $350 for out-of state participants. Scholarships are available for students who would otherwise be unable to participate.
- Girls who will need a scholarship should submit a letter of request with their application. Acceptance to the camp is independent of scholarship requests.
- Campers must provide their own transportation to and from Lincoln, Nebraska, as well as to and from the UNL campus. It is recommended to fly into Omaha, Nebraska, and take the OmaLink shuttle service from the Omaha airport directly to the dormitory on the UNL campus.
- Interested girls should submit a completed application form and letter of recommendation form (print a copy and mail it in with signatures and give the other half to the recommender) to the address or fax number below.
- Because giving personal attention to each camper is a priority for professors and staff, only 30 girls are accepted. Admission is competitive, so early application is advised
- Early application deadline: April 17, 2015. Early applicants will be notified by May 1.
- All applications must be received by May 1, 2015. All applicants will be notified by May 15.
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What former participants have said
The women instructors and assistants made a big impression on me.
I think there are few camps that could teach me more than I have learned this week.
Math has always been my favorite subject, but I've realized all the possibilities and I'm even more excited about it.
The camp gave me a great challenge and an awesome experience.
It was one of the most fun times of my life!
I just wanted to write and say how wonderful this camp was for my growth in mathematics and for my confidence in expressing myself in the fields of math and science. I took AP Calculus BC my senior year and was one of the only people who knew how to work the calculators (partly due to this camp). I will be attending Cornell University this fall and majoring in Biological Engineering, a field that I might not have considered if I had not attended your camp. Thank you so much for your encouragement and for the great memories.Gwen Owens, All Girls/All Math 2000