A select group of high school upperclassmen from Washington State, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and British Columbia, Canada, who have completed at least three years of high school math may apply for this intensive program. Two instructors lead each of the three two-week blocks; during four of the five weekdays of the week, participants meet with one instructor in the morning, the other in the afternoon. These sessions combine work on math problems with some limited lecture time. On the fifth weekday, SIMUW schedules a special program in which a morning speaker discusses math's role in his or her line of work; in the afternoon, students will either listen to a second speaker or engage in a special activity or field trip related to math. Boys and girls embark on trips to local places of interest on Saturdays, then have Sundays available for group or individual activities.
|Name||Summer Institute for Mathematics at the University of Washington|
|Program Focuses & Features||Math|
|Grade Range (rising grades)||9-12|
|Age Range||Residential — Coed Ages 14-18|
|Director||Ron Irving, Executive Director|
|Residential Fee||Free. 6 weeks.|
|Dates & Sessions||June-Aug; 1 session, 6 weeks long|