Program Detail:

Stanford Univeristy Mathematics Camp


Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies


220 Panama Street
Stanford, California 94305


Alison Ho, Marketing
Phone: (650) 721-8578


10, 11


The Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) leads students on a journey in advanced mathematics through lectures, guided research, and group problem-solving. In a social environment centered on mathematics, students explore current lines of mathematical research, the historical development of important areas of mathematics, and applications across scientific disciplines.

The SUMaC courses focus on pure mathematics—that is, the mathematics that is motivated independently of ties to other sciences—nonetheless, important applications are introduced and pursued along the way. The SUMaC courses are not for credit or grade—they are designed for pure mathematical enrichment.

SUMaC offers two courses with unique topics for each course. Students are enrolled in just one program during the summer, and the two programs allow students to potentially return for a second summer. The two programs take place simultaneously.

Both programs feature the research project where students pursue course topics in greater depth. This project is one of the highlights for SUMaC. For this activity, students initially work in groups under the leadership of the Teaching Assistants and using journal articles, advanced textbooks, and other materials. At the end of the course, students give presentations on their topics to their peers, giving them experience in the important activity of communicating mathematics.

SUMaC is funded, in part, by the American Mathematical Society Epsilon Fund and by the Stanford Department of Mathematics.


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School/Program Type

Summer Program

Subject Areas

Math, STEM




Financial Aid available? Yes
Housing Options: Residential only
Application deadline: March 16th, 2018