About Us


Claire Merriman is the director of SIM Camp. She is currently a fifth year graduate student in mathematics, interested in differential geometry and number theory. She ran the Making and Breaking Codes course at SIM Camp Epsilon in 2016, and created and ran the Number Theory and Cryptology class at the 2015 camp.

Emily Heath is the program coordinator for SIM Camp. She is a third year graduate student in mathematics interested in graph theory and combinatorics. In her free time, Emily loves reading and watching Netflix.

Simone Sisneros-Thiry is an assistant program coordinator for the 2016 SIM Camp. She is a fourth year graduate student in mathematics interested in combinatorial number theory and mathematics education. Simone studied secondary education at the University of Maine at Farmington, and continues to split her time between learning math, teaching math, and learning about teaching math.

Jennifer McNeilly is a faculty organizer at SIM Camp. She has been Director of the Math Merit Program for Emerging Scholars since 2001. She has won multiple teaching awards, primarily teaching courses at the precalculus level. She is also an advisor to the math majors in the secondary education program.

Jeremy Tyson is a faculty organizer at SIM Camp. He is a Professor in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Mathematics and director of the Illinois Geometry Lab.


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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.


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