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 18 Young Scholars Programs across the nation supported by the American Mathematical Society. All Girls/All Math 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 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 2020 Information: We currently plan to hold one weeklong camp from July 12-18. If cancellation becomes necessary at a later date, due to the Coronavirus COVID-19, we will notify the families of those accepted to the camp. Parents must provide and arrange for their child’s transportation to and from Lincoln, Nebraska. We will transport the students from the Lincoln airport to the dorm.
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.
Note: In 2020, due to COVID-19, camp registration fee refunds will be available if either the camp is canceled, or if prior to camp parents decide not to send their child to the camp. You do not pay until accepted.
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: $1000 and Price B: $500. The true per-student cost for the camp, including the cost of providing instruction, housing, meals, and social activities, is approximately $1,200. Price A is the cost of the camp that is not already covered by department 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: $1,000, Price B: $500 and Price C: $350. The true per-student cost for the camp, including the cost of providing instruction, housing, meals, and social activities, is approximately $1,200. Price A is the cost of the camp that helps us cover the expenses of the camp due to loss of major grant funding. 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 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.
How to apply
- The open application period started January 22 and has been extended to March 19, 2020. All applications must be received by March 2, 2020, for priority consideration. Applicants with applications completed by March 2 will be notified by March 16. Applications received after March 2, 2020, will be notified by April 1.
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.
Due to COVID-19, it is not clear whether the 2020 camp will be canceled, but at this time we are planning to hold the camp. We will send updates to those who were accepted to the camp. We will be willing to refund the full payment if the camp is canceled or the camp is not canceled but families prefer not to send their child to the camp.
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!
Support All Girls/All Math
All Girls/All Math 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.Donate to AGAM Fund