Maryland Summer Center for Mathematics
Fun is Certain - Probability, Game Theory, and Computer Simulation
The Maryland Summer Center for Mathematics at Frostburg State University offers a diverse program for students entering grades 6 - 9. Join us as we explore the power and beauty of mathematics in the charming mountains of Western Maryland. Spend the week collaborating and working creatively with other math lovers and our caring staff instructional staff.
The Center is designed to give families the greatest flexibility by offering students the choice of staying at FSU for six nights as a Resident or the choice of traveling from home each day as a Commuter. Students will have access to a modern student center, a newly equipped computer lab, a full physical recreation complex, and a college dining hall. Residential students will also enjoy comfortable air-conditioned dormitory rooms.
The center will encourage students to develop a broader understanding of and appreciation for mathematics, and provide opportunities to communicate work carefully and clearly. This year's theme will focus on three main areas: probability, game theory and data analysis. Students will explore these topics through hands-on investigations including the use of powerful computer simulations. Evening instructional time will be used to focus greater attention on specific topics, to work on projects, to provide time for contests and game play, and to enjoy interesting presentations from a diverse group of FSU faculty. Students will benefit from five full days of center operations followed by a closing presentation and awards session for parents on Saturday.
In the News
- Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD (Allegany County)
Dr. Marc Michael
Dr. Gerry Wojnar
Ms. Miranda Savage
Mr. Wayne Rice
Ms. Abbie Vanderwest
Mr. Josh Wilson
Mr. Kelvin Coates
Ms. Laura Reeves
to Our Center
Interested students (or parents) should complete the application process by April 15, 2009 to received first consideration.
All correspondence including any application materials should be mailed to:
Dr. Marc Michael
Letters of acceptance
will by mailed by May 1, 2009
About Maryland Summer Centers
The 2009 Maryland Summer Centers program continues a 42 year commitment at the state level to provide summer education opportunities for Maryland's gifted and talented students. The Maryland Summer Centers program, in partnership with public and nonpublic agencies, provides Maryland's diverse gifted and talented population with advanced, rigorous, experiential learning opportunities that nurture these students' talents and abilities within unique learning environments.
Please Help Maryland Summer Centers!
of the current fiscal climate in Maryland, the Maryland Summer Centers
program was "cut" from the proposed 2010 Maryland Budget. If
you have experienced the benefits of Maryland Summer Centers first hand
or if you value gifted-and-talened educational programs in general, please
contact your Maryland elected officials and ask them to support gifted-and-talented
education in Maryland.
The following is an efficient way to contact state officials:
1. Go to site http://mdelect.net/