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Mathworks receives pair of grants in support of Summer Math Camps

Date of Release: 04/07/2005

SAN MARCOS—Texas Mathworks at Texas State University-San Marcos has been honored with two grants from the Kodosky Foundation and the American Math Society.

Mathworks received a grant of $30,000 from the Kodosky Foundation to support the Texas State Junior Summer Math Camp (JSMC). This is a two-week, multi-tiered summer program for students in grades 4-8. A limited number of residential students also participate. In addition, teachers may participate and learn how to begin their own summer math camp using the Mathworks JSMC model through a special training program.

The American Math Society (AMS) Epsilon Fund has given Mathworks a $14,000 grant to support scholarships for the Honors Summer Math Camp (HSMC). The HSMC is a six-week residential program for talented high school students who are excited about doing mathematics-- the goal of the program is to develop future leaders in math and science by providing challenging courses in a unique learning environment. The Epsilon Fund each year provides grants to 8-10 of the top high school math programs in the country--and this is the fourth time Texas Mathworks has been recognized with support.

Mathworks is a center for excellence in math and math education at Texas State that is dedicated to raising the level of mathematics for students and teachers. For more information about Mathworks, including an application for AMS Epsilon Fund scholarships and the HSMC, contact the director, Max Warshauer, at (512) 245-2935 or see the website www.txstate.edu/mathworks.