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Recommended Math & Science Camps

23-04-21 19:02


Recommended Math & Science Camps:

At IMC, we are delighted to introduce the following outstanding Math & Science Camps:

1) IMA-MathCEP Math Modeling Camp 

The IMA-MathCEP Math Modeling Camp at the University of Minnesota offers high schoolers an opportunity to explore mathematical models and their applications in real-world scenarios. Taking place from July 25-29 at the University of Minnesota, this free program is particularly favorable towards students from Minnesota, especially those residing in the Twin Cities area. Applicants must have completed Calculus and submit a recommendation letter from a math teacher by the application deadline on June 1.

2) SUMaC

SUMaC (Stanford University Math Camp) provides high school students with an immersive experience in advanced mathematics. There are two program options available: a three-week virtual session from June 19 to July 10, a four-week residential session from July 17 to August 4, and an in-person session from June 25 to July 21. Admission to the program is highly competitive, with only 64 students selected for the virtual program and 40 for the residential program. While the virtual program costs $3,550, the residential program requires a payment of $8,250. Financial assistance is available to all participants.

3) Idea Math Camp

The Idea Math Camp offers a two-week enrichment program for high school students in various locations, including Dallas/Plano, Texas, and Greater Boston. This program combines interactive teaching, group learning, and seminar-style lectures to delve into important mathematical areas such as algebra, combinatorics, geometry, and number theory. The camp spans 65 academic hours and provides the opportunity for students to deepen their mathematical knowledge. The cost of attending the IDEA Math camp program ranges from $1,895 to $2,095, and financial aid is available.


The Ross Mathematics Program at Ohio State University is a highly regarded summer program for motivated high school students between the ages of 15 and 18. The program focuses on exploring mathematics, with a particular emphasis on number theory. It is a six-week residential program held at Otterbein University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

To apply to the Ross Program, students need to submit their school transcripts, teacher recommendations, a personal applicant essay, and proof of their previous work on challenging math problems. The application deadline is typically on March 31. The program costs $6,000, but financial aid is available.


Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics (HCSSiM) is a six-week program for talented and motivated high school students. It includes college-level mathematics instruction and a variety of classes, workshops, and study sessions. The program costs $5,780, but financial aid is available, and it is free for students from families with household incomes below $68,000.


The Summer Academy for Math and Science (SAMS) at Carnegie Mellon University is a free, residential, six-week intensive program designed for high school juniors. SAMS seeks students who exhibit a strong interest in mathematics, extracurricular activities, community engagement, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion in education. The program particularly encourages applications from students from low-income families, underrepresented communities, and those who have not attended high schools with a history of admissions to top-tier institutions. The application deadline is March 15.

7) AlphaStar

The AlphaStar In-Person Academy Summer Math Camp is a rigorous three-week program for high school students held at Mission College. The camp focuses on training students for prestigious math competitions and covers fundamental math subjects like algebra, counting, geometry, and number theory. Led by subject-matter experts, students also engage in national and international competitions to further enhance their mathematical skills. AlphaStar welcomes students with proven mathematical talent, analytical problem-solving skills, and those seeking to challenge themselves. The cost for the in-person program is $3,050.

8) RSI

Another notable program is the Research Science Institute (RSI) at MIT. This program is designed for high school juniors and offers a six-week experience that exposes students to advanced theory and research in mathematics, science, and engineering. RSI selects approximately 100 of the world's most accomplished high school students. The first week is dedicated to STEM coursework, and the remaining five weeks are spent conducting projects under the guidance of experienced researchers and scientists. The program is free for selected participants, and the application deadline usually falls in November.

9) MathILy

MathILy at Bryn Mawr College is a five-week residential summer math program for high school students. The program features inquiry-based and interactive math lessons, with instructors who have PhDs in math and undergraduate math students. The program takes place for about seven hours per day, six days a week. The cost of MathILy is $4,950, and financial aid is available.

10) MMSS

The Michigan Math & Science Scholars Summer Program (MMSS) at the University of Michigan offers a two-week residential program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The program exposes students to current mathematical developments and research and provides them with a taste of university life. Three sessions are offered, and students can choose to attend one, two, or all three. The program starts at $2,400, and financial aid is available.

11) WTP

WTP - Women's Technology Program is a specialized initiative that focuses on empowering young women in engineering. It offers a comprehensive four-week summer academic experience designed to introduce 20 high school students to the field of Mechanical Engineering. The program includes hands-on classes, labs, and collaborative projects, all taught by MIT graduate and undergraduate students. By targeting underrepresented groups in engineering, WTP aims to provide a supportive environment for students to explore and excel in the field.

12) SSP

SSP - The Summer Science Program is a residential program that collaborates with MIT and is supported by many MIT alumni. While it is not hosted on the MIT campus, the program follows a rigorous curriculum and offers a unique research-focused experience. Students participate in a central research project in either Astrophysics, Biochemistry, or Genomics. For instance, in the Astrophysics program, teams of three students determine the orbit of a near-earth asteroid through direct astronomical observations. The program spans six weeks and is conducted at various locations in Colorado, New Mexico, and Indiana.

13) BWSI

Beaver Works Summer Institute - The Beaver Works Summer Institute (BWSI) provides a condensed version of the MIT experience during a four-week intensive program in July. It is available to high school juniors and offers college-level coursework in collaboration with students from across the country. The program aims to introduce participants to advanced subjects and technologies while emphasizing hands-on learning. BWSI covers a wide range of courses, including Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, Quantum Software, and Serious Game Design with AI. It is particularly beneficial for students from underprivileged backgrounds, including those who may be the first in their family to attend college. Additionally, online programs are available for younger high school students through BWSI.

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