Interact with peers who share your love of math
Since 1997, girls in grades 10-12 have been participating in the All Girls/All Math summer camp offered at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Map). This weeklong summer mathematics camp for high school girls provides a stimulating and supportive environment for girls to develop their mathematical ability and interest. Participants learn about the exciting mathematics of Codes, interact with peers who share an interest in mathematics, and work with female mathematics graduate students and professors who earned their Ph.Ds. from Nebraska. The campers stay in a residence hall and are chaperoned by female mathematics graduate students and undergraduate students. All Girls/All Math is one of 10 Young Scholars Programs across the nation supported by the American Mathematical Society and was included in the Ultimate Guide to Summer Opportunities for Teens as 1 of 200 of the best summer programs for teens across the nation.
A typical day at camp includes:
- Interesting mathematics sessions each morning and afternoon
- Problem sessions following each class, facilitated by the instructors, and a Nebraska graduate student
- Evening activities
See pictures from previous years!
Eligibility: 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.
Summer 2016 Information: We will hold two one-week camps on July 10-16 and July 24-30. Parents must provide and arrange for their child’s transportation to and from Lincoln, Nebraska, as well as transportation to and from the Lincoln Airport (LNK) to the UNL campus; however, our camp coordinators can provide guidance in arranging transportation to and from the airport to the dorm.
Math has always been my favorite subject, but I've realized all the possibilities and I'm even more excited about it. AGAM camper
Choose a registration fee that fits your budget
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln wants the AGAM camp experience to be available to everyone. As described below are some ways that can help make AGAM fit any budget.
For students who do not live in Nebraska, “out-state,” AGAM has a voluntary two-tiered pricing system, allowing out-state families to choose the price that works best for them. Naming your price requires no paperwork and in no way influences the experience your child will receive at camp. There are two tiers: Price A: $500 and Price B: $350. The true per-student cost for the camp, including the cost of providing instruction, housing, meals, and social activities, is a bit more than $1,000. Due to the generosity of our sponsors, this cost is cut in half for all campers. Price A is the cost of the camp that is not already covered by grant support. Price B is a partially subsidized rate for families that could use a little help. On the online application, your family will select one of these two pricing tiers. Simply choose the rate that is appropriate for your family.
For students in Nebraska, “in-state,” AGAM has a voluntary three-tiered pricing system, allowing in-state families to choose the price that works best for them. Naming your price requires no paperwork and in no way influences the experience your child will receive at camp. There are three tiers: Price A: $500, Price B: $350 and Price C: $175. The true per-student cost for the camp, including the cost of providing instruction, housing, meals, and social activities, is a bit more than $1,000. Due to the generosity of our sponsors, this cost is cut in half for all campers. Price A is the cost of the camp that is not already covered by grant support. Price B is a partially subsidized rate for families that could use a little help, and Price C is for Nebraska families needing a more heavily subsidized rate, and does not reflect the true cost of operating. On the online application, your family will select one of these three pricing tiers. Simply choose the rate that is appropriate for your family.
We are able to offer subsidized rates through generous contributions of many donors, alumni, staff and friends, and through the support of the National Security Agency, the AMS/Epsilon Program and a Tensor Grant from the MAA.
A limited number of additional scholarships for registration or travel support are available. Participants who need such a scholarship will be asked to explain their financial need situation in the online AGAM application.
How to apply
- Early application deadline: April 17, 2016. Early applicants will be notified by May 2.
- All applications must be received by May 1, 2016. All applicants will be notified by May 16.
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.
Careers in Math
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 OwensAll Girls/All Math 2000