Updates about Mathcamp 2019
- We brought a record 128 students to Mathcamp this summer: 60 girls, 1 non-binary student, and 67 boys. They came from 31 U.S. states, 3 Canadian provinces, and 7 other countries (Brazil, China, Poland, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and the U.K.). There were 65 first-year students and 63 returning alumni. (There was record-high interest in returning from alums, and we expanded the size of camp to welcome as many alums back as possible.)
- We did so much math! We ran 127 classes taught by 45 different instructors. The topics ranged from "The Combinatorics of Boarding an Airplane" to "Galois Correspondence of Covering Spaces" to "Procrastination". Read the schedules and descriptions here.
- Mathcamp returned this summer to Portland, Oregon, and we enjoyed stunning views of Mount Hood from the beautiful campus of Lewis & Clark College. We hiked up to Latourell Falls and down into Ape Cave (a lava tube), played laser tag, explored downtown Portland, and, by popular demand, went to visit the Pacific Ocean.
- We awarded $175,000 in financial aid. Mathcamp continues to be completely free for families with household incomes of $65,000 and below, and tuition is on a sliding scale for middle-income families. This year, we awarded need-based scholarships to a third of our students (43 out of 128), including 23 full scholarships! Our Scholarship Fund comes from the AMS Epsilon Fund, the National Science Foundation, and (primarily) the alumni, family and friends of Mathcamp from 1995 to present.
As one new student described the experience:
"The main thing about Mathcamp is that you get out of it what you want to get out of it. There are so many classes to choose from every day, and so many paths you can take throughout camp. The opportunities to take classes in and learn about various topics are endless. The community at Mathcamp is one that is very hard to find; in the span of five weeks we become like family. Since coming here, I am less afraid to be myself, take initiative, and try new things."
Thank you to our students, staff, and supporters for a wonderful Mathcamp 2019!