AGAM Summer Camp

AGAM participants work on aerodynamics activity

Interact with peers who share your love of math

Since 1997, students in grades 10-12 have been participating in the AGAM summer camp offered at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Map). This weeklong summer mathematics camp for high school students provides a stimulating and supportive environment. It was originally designed for young women but is now open to all students who want to develop their mathematical ability and interest. AGAM especially wants to encourage applications from underrepresented groups in mathematics. Participants learn about the exciting mathematics of Codes, interact with peers who share an interest in mathematics, and work with mathematics graduate students and professors who earned their Ph.Ds. from Nebraska. The campers are chaperoned by mathematics graduate students and undergraduate students. AGAM is one of 18 Young Scholars Programs across the nation supported by the American Mathematical Society Epsilon Fund. AGAM has been included in the Ultimate Guide to Summer Opportunities for Teens: 200 Programs That Prepare You For College Success book as one of 200 of the best summer programs for teens across the nation.

A typical day at online camp includes:

  • Interesting mathematics sessions each morning and afternoon
  • Problem sessions following each class, facilitated by the instructors, and a Nebraska graduate student
  • Evening networking activities

See pictures from previous years!

Eligibility: Students 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.

Summer 2021 Information: We will hold an online camp for all genders during the week of July 11-17, 2021. In 2020, we held our first weeklong virtual camp via remote learning. Learn more about this successful and rewarding online experience!

Draft of 2021 Virtual Schedule

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Heart sculpture outside Memorial Stadium
AGAM group photo outside Duncan Aviation
AGAM participants work on an activity together
A puzzle that AGAM students must find and solve
AGAM students work on measuring project
AGAM group photo at Devaney Sports Center
AGAM 2019 aerodynamics class
AGAM group photo outside Morrill Hall

Registration fee for virtual camp

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln wants the AGAM camp experience to be available to everyone. While the cost to attend the virtual camp is $350, which covers instruction and online activity fees, we are able to offer scholarships through generous contributions of many donors, alumni, staff and friends, and through the support of the AMS/Epsilon Program. A limited number of additional scholarships for registration or travel support may become available. Participants who need such a scholarship will be asked to explain their financial need situation in the online AGAM application. You do not pay until accepted. Note: In an in-person residential camp environment, the true per-student cost for the camp, including the cost of providing instruction, housing, meals, and social activities, is approximately $1,200.

How to apply

Apply Online

  • The open application period starts in December 2020 and will be open until April 5, 2021.
  • All applications must be received by April 5, 2021, for consideration.
  • Applicants with applications completed by April 5 will be notified by April 29.

Because giving personal attention to each camper is a priority for professors and staff, only 30 students are accepted. We will offer additional camps if demand is high enough. Admission is competitive, so early application is advised.

Questions?

AGAM Summer Camp
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
This camp has opened my eyes to the possibilities out there. I realized how many people there are to be inspired by, and I feel like math is just a beautiful place now, and I can't wait to work harder at home and explore careers!
2017 AGAM camper

Support AGAM

AGAM provides a supportive environment for the study of mathematics and the exploration of careers in a variety of fields. Our faculty, from the Nebraska alumni community, share a strong commitment to high-quality teaching and outreach. We appreciate your interest in our program and hope you will consider making a donation so that the Department of Mathematics can sustain this camp after grant funding.

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