Virtual Math Circle: Research Opportunities for High School Students
Math Circle virtual summer camps bring together rising 9th–12th grade math enthusiasts to:
- learn material not typically taught in a high school curriculum;
- traverse the complex world of college mathematics;
- conduct mathematical research with guidance from university faculty and graduate students;
- present a 45-minute, colloquial-style poster session;
- hone research and communication skills through a capstone project.
Each student project may potentially:
- qualify as a fall science fair project;
- evolve into deeper research experiences with faculty;
- merit financial support towards future travel to conferences, or for publication costs;
- enhance college applications.
Math Circle virtual summer camps are an outreach collaboration between the LSU Department of Mathematics and the LSU Gordon A. Cain Center for STEM Literacy.
Work with a mentor and peers
At the start of the summer camp, research mentors give virtual talks on their area of research and potential research topics. Students in groups of 4 will meet virtually with their mentor, Monday–Friday for 2–3 hours each day, for a duration of 3 weeks. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of topics in each field and will gain a solid foundation in university-level mathematics.
Upcoming session dates and research topics
Archive of past sessions and projects
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