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Summer School 2024 for high school students

July 1 - July 26, 2024

The program

The STEM Summer School at the University of South Florida’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics will resume its continuous run from 1971 to 2019, in July 2024. Participation is open to all US-based high school students.

Format and structure

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For Summer 2024, the program consists of four core topics:

The complete team consists of 6 faculty members (tenured professors) and 12 graduate assistants. The daily schedule will include two activities in the morning (between 9:00 and 12:00) and two in the afternoon (1:30 to 4:30), wich can be either classroom-based, laboratory-based, or small team group work. A rotation schedule ensures that the entire cohort completes the program with equal exposure.

Prior results

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Recent alumni of the STEM Summer School include Dr. Pranav Warman (2014, Barry Goldwater Fellow), Roshan Warman (2016 Ky Fan AMS award and 2019 Columbia University Rabi Scholar), Logan White (2014, University of Chicago alumn), and Ricardo Condori (2015, AEOP fellow). The school traditionally has a high enrollment ratio of underrepresented groups. Typically, projects completed through the summer school are published in undergraduate research journals or eventually become winners of student competitions such the ISEF Talent Search. Qualified participants will be invited to participate on the 2024 USF Putnam Undergraduate Mathematics Competition.

Costs and fellowships

A number of fellowships are available for qualified applicants, courtesy of the American Mathematical Society’s Young Scholars Program, the National Science Foundation, and private donors. For July 2024, the cost for non-residential students is $1,600.

Application process

Interested applicants should submit the following application materials including:

  • A one-page statement of interest
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers or research mentors
  • A copy of a recent transcript