NEW PALTZ PLANS SUMMER MATH INSTITUTE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
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.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.