NEW PALTZ — The State University of New York at New Paltz plans to conduct a three-week summer Institute for Mathematics for high school students from throughout the state.
Forty students will be selected for the program which will be held from July 8 – July 26, 1996. According to Philip A. Schmidt, Dean of the School of Education at SUNY New Paltz, the resident program will allow students to explore a variety of fields in mathematics, including graph theory and combinations, game theory, topology and non-Euclidean geometries, and sampling and polling. Instruction in computer science and physics will also be provided.
The program will include five hours of instruction daily for the first two weeks of the program. During the third week, small groups of students will spend their time working on a significant mathematics problem.
The Summer Institute is funded by the New York State Legislature and the State Education Department. Room and board will be provided and scholarships will be available to cover tuition fees.
Applications and more detailed information, sent by the State Education Department, will be available in high schools throughout the state.