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Mathematics Summer Program

A two week residential camp for students interested in exploring various fields of math.


Dates: July 15 - July 26, 2019
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019 - EXTENDED TO MAY 1
Application Instructions: Student fills out Applicaton Form (see below).  Teachers fill out Recommendation Forms (see below).  Students need to share the link to this page with the teachers who need to fill out their recommendation forms.
Cost: $1,200
Financial Aid: There are a limited number of full and/or partial scholarships are available to  applicants who are eligible for the Federal free or reduced lunch program.  Please submit a  letter, on letterhead, from an official at the school district  or the letter you received stating that you are eligible for the free or reduced lunch program in order to be considered for a scholarship.   This letter MUST be included with your application.
Eligibility: Students must be juniors or seniors in the Fall of 2019
Lab Hours: Monday - Thursday - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Instructors: David Kahn
Scott Sutherland 
Housing: For students who choose to live in a dormitory on the Stony Brook campus the cost will be approximately $50 per night (billing will be on a 7 day cycle).  The cost of food will be approximately $150  per week.  Once accepted into the program, students will be given a link to register for housing. 

Chaperones: Students will be escorted to and from the lab and supervised during breakfast and dinner and all other activities on campus (including the laboratory, dormitory, library, computer facilities, gymnasium, on all field trips, etc.) with the exception of lunch. 




















The program is designed for students who will be entering their junior or senior year in high school and who have an interest in enriching their mathematics education.  During the two-week program students will explore several branches of mathematics, including:

  • Knot Theory
  • Number Theory
  • The mathematics of puzzles and games
  • Cryptography - how public-key cryptography works and how to create your own codes
  • An introduction to the mathematics of finance
  • Statistics for the Biological Sciences

In addition students will learn to use MAPLE, an invaluable tool for anyone who is interested in studying Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, or Economics at the college level or beyond.

Why Summer mathematics? During the school year, many students would like to learn Students will attend lecturs about topics in mathematics from experts in the field. They will also work individually or in groups on projects that will further their understanding of the topic. In addition, there are team competitions, and fun and games with mathematics.

Why this program? You will be exposed to advanced subjects that you won't see in school. You will meet students from other mathgroup schools who are also fascinated by math. You will get to know professors on a one-on-one basis. And, most of all, you will have fun!

Residential Life: Participating students  are housed in a dormitory reserved for academic high school programs. Students participate in recreational activities (at the dorms, athletic fields), as well as visit other campus offices such as Admissions and Student Activity Center to learn more about college life.




For additional information or questions, please call (631-632-9750) or e-mail ( 


Application Form


Math Teacher Recommendation Form


Other Teacher's Recommendation Form


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