AMS Epsilon Fund Awards Grant to Mathworks HSMC
February 22nd, 2010 - San Marcos, TX
The American Mathematical Society Epsilon Fund has awarded Texas Mathworks a $15,000 grant. This will support student scholarships during the 2010 Honors Summer Math Camp (HSMC), ensuring that all interested students can attend regardless of financial background. Included in this award are two named scholarships, the "Robert H. Oehmke Scholarship", and the "Ky and Yu-Fen Fan Scholarship". This is the ninth time that the HSMC has been awarded by the Epsilon Fund, which annually recognizes the top six or so summer math programs in the nation. View the 2010 list of all 10 Epsilon Fund recipients here.
The HSMC is a six-week residential program for talented high school students who show a passion for mathematics and learning. Each summer, 60 students are invited to attend the HSMC, held on the campus of Texas State University - San Marcos. Students are taught by mathematics faculty, mentored by undergraduate counselors, and share the joy of exploring mathematics with their peers.
Students at work during the 2009 Honors Summer Math Camp.
(Texas State University photography/Chandler Prude)
About the AMS Epsilon Fund
The AMS Epsilon Fund awards grants of up to US$15,000 in support of summer mathematics programs for mathematically talented high school students. Support will be offered to existing programs that are most successful in nourishing mathematically talented youth. Programs should have been in existence for at least one year, and preferably more. Successful programs tend to have the following characteristics: run over a period of multiple weeks in the summer, bring in at least 20 high school students with mathematical talent, and generally be directed by mathematicians. Programs can focus on problem solving or mathematical research in any area of mathematics.
Texas Mathworks is a center for innovation in mathematics education at Texas State University. Our mission is to develop model programs and self-sustaining learning communities that engage Texas K-12 students from all backgrounds in doing mathematics at a high level. Mathworks core programs are the Junior and Honors Summer Math Camps, Teacher Training, and Curriculum Development.