
The Carleton
College Summer Mathematics Program for Women
is an NSFfunded program to encourage and support women in their
study of mathematics.
The goals of the program include:
 introducing students to new areas of mathematics;
 honing students' mathematical reasoning, proof writing,
problem solving,
and presentation skills;
 building selfconfidence, encouraging enthusiasm for
mathematics, and
increasing awareness of opportunities for continued study in the mathematical sciences;
 connecting students into a supportive network of other female
college
math majors,
graduates and professionals to support them through their graduate studies
in mathematics.



Admission into this program is highly selective and is limited to
female
mathematics students who are currently completing their first or second
year of college. Students are expected to have had Calculus and Linear
Algebra. Participants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.




Participants in past programs have reported
 "This experience has revived my
mathematical soul
and charged me up."
 "The program has given me the
confidence that
I can succeed in math, both as a student and as a woman."
 "I feel like a future in math
was
opened for me
through the program."
 "My confidence, interest and
goals in mathematics
soared to new heights with the information presented to me through the
program."


Program directors:
Deanna Haunsperger, Steve Kennedy, Laura Chihara, Gail Nelson,
and Jill
Dietz.  
Information and application materials for the 2014 program:

Information for SMP participants


Publications about the Summer Mathematics Program:
 "A Serendipitous Sisterhood" in MAA's Math Horizons, September 2007.
 "Serendipity and Inadvertence in the Building of Community" in
Building Intellectual Community Through Collaboration, Carol Rutz and Mary Savina, Editors, 2007.
 "Strength in Numbers" in MAA's FOCUS, February 2001, pp 45.
 "Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges' Summer Mathematics Program" in
AMS's Proceedings of the Conference on Summer Undergraduate Mathematics Research Programs, Joseph Gallian, Editor, 2000.
 "Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges' Summer Mathematics Program" in MAA's Women in Mathmematics:
Scaling the Heights, Deborah Nolan, Editor, 1997.
 "Summer Mathematics Program for Women" in AWM's Newsletter, 1996.




A photo from our 10th year reunion in 2005.
Some information from the early years:
Summer
`95
Summer
`96
Summer
`97
Summer
`98
Summer `99
Summer `00
 

Links to mathematical topics
 
The program is being held on the Carleton
College campus
in Northfield, Minnesota,
which
is located approximately forty miles south of Minneapolis.
Back to the Carleton
College
Department of Mathematics
