Mathematics Summer Program

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

Dates:                                July 17- July 28, 2017

Application Deadline:      Applications must be postmarked by March 31

Cost:                                 $1,000

Financial Aid                    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

Eligibility:                        Students must be juniors or seniors in the Fall of

Hours:                              Monday - Thursday   9:00am - 5:00pm

                                          Friday -                     9:00am - 3:00pm

Instructor:                        David Kahn

Housing:                          For students who choose to live in a dormitory on the Stony Brook campus from Sunday through Friday; residential staff is available at all
                                          times. Students are dismissed Friday afternoons for the we
ekend.  The cost will be approximately $566.80 for 10 nights.  The cost of
                                          meals will be approximately $27 a day.  
Once accepted into the program, students will be given a link to register for housing.

                                          Non-local participants - housing is available on the weekends as well.  Information will be provided upon acceptance to the program.


Chaperones:                   Students will be escorted to and from the lab and supervised during breakfast and dinner and all other activities on campus (including the
aboratory, 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 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 who live on campus during the week will go home on the weekends. They 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.


Mathematics Summer Program Application


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