Eligibility: To be eligible for this program, applicants must be female mathematics students who are finishing their first or second year of undergraduate work, who have completed linear algebra, and who are U. S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents. (If you are a junior and interested in a summer program in mathematics for women, you might consider The George Washington University Summer Program for Women.)
Program Structure: In each of their two classes, the students will be introduced to fields of mathematics beyond calculus that students usually do not have the opportunity to study in a standard undergraduate mathematics program. Through these courses, and the homework assigned in them, the students will have the opportunity to improve their skills in conjecture and proof, writing mathematics, and giving presentations. Students will not receive course credit for, or grades in, these courses. Each student will receive, at the close of the program, written evaluation from her instructors of her performance and accomplishments. Students selected for this program will receive $1600 for student participation, campus room and board, and a travel allowance. Carleton College is a premier liberal arts college located in scenic, rural Northfield, Minnesota, one hour south of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Other Activities: Recreational problem
will be offered weekly for those students who want to work
on solving interesting problems of a variety of difficulty levels. Each
Tuesday afternoon there will be a discussion on a topic pertaining to
students' continued scholarship: succeeding as a math major; career
in the mathematical sciences; and choosing,surviving, and succeeding in
program. Each Tuesday and Thursday
there will be a colloquium on a stimulating area of mathematics.
The weekends will be reserved for homework,
social gatherings and outings such as tubing, canoeing, watching a ball
game, or wandering around Minneapolis. As a special treat, at the end of
the second week, former SMP participants who now hold PhDs in mathematics
or mathematical sciences will return to Carleton for our ninth annual SMPosium.
If you'd like to see a recent calendar of activities for participants, click
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