Summer Illinois Math (SIM) Camp is a week-long math day camp for middle and high school students hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Mathematics. Campers will see the creative, discovery driven side of mathematics. By showing them some of the ways mathematicians approach problems, SIM Camp hopes to encourage them to continue studying math beyond the high school level.
We will have a two camp schedule for the 2020 SIM Camp. In the past, our funding sources, particularly the Department's Mathways Grant, has allowed us to keep camp free for all campers. However, with Mathways expiring we will no longer able to run SIM camp for free. We are currently anticipating that we would have to charge participants around $200 in tuition in order to run the camp as before. However, we will have some need-based scholarships available.
Please consider donating to the Department of Mathematics Outreach fund, which supports our Summer Illinois Math camp and other outreach initiatives. Your support helps our department fulfill Illinois’ land grant mission.
Students attending the rising 8th and 10th grade camp must have taken a pre-algebra class, while students at the rising 10th through 12th grade camp need to have taken at least one year of algebra.
SIM Camp Epsilon (rising 8th through 10th grade) is June 8-12, 2020.
SIM Camp Delta (rising 10th through 12th grade) is June 22-26, 2020.
Apply here for the 2020 SIM Camp. Application review will start on April 15 and continue until both camps are full.
SIM Camp will be held on the University of Illinois campus in Altgeld Hall at the corner of Wright Street and Green Street in Urbana.
You can find more transportation information here.
Grace Jaffe, director
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Support is provided by:
- Office of Public Engagement, University of Illinois for a Public Engagement Grant
- Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois
- Illinois Geometry Lab, University of Illinois
- Association for Women in Mathematics, University of Illinois
- Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant , Mathematical Association of America
- National Science Foundation , Grant Number DMS-1449269
Please consider donating to the Department of Mathematics Outreach fund, which supports our Summer Illinois Math camp and other outreach initiatives. Your support helps our department fulfill Illinois’s land grant mission.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DMS-1449269.