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Stanford University Mathematics Camp

Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) welcomes a select group of mathematically talented rising high school juniors and seniors from around the world for intensive study in advanced mathematics.

Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC)

When you attend Stanford University Mathematics Camp, not only will you engage in deep exploration of mathematics and develop as a mathematician, but you will be immersed in a community of others who share your mathematical talent and curiosity. For three weeks you will participate in online classes, make new friends, and be challenged intellectually. Many participants say the experience changed their lives.
Community of Thinkers
Share your summer with peers similarly passionate about mathematics.
Advanced Mathematics
Explore mathematics beyond the scope of what is typically taught in the classroom.

Application Now Closed

Our application for the 2021 Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) is now closed. To learn about future opportunities, please join our mailing list.

Our Stories

The Stanford University Mathematics Camp has taught students much more than key concepts in contemporary mathematics. Program participants have forged careers and friendships in what many, looking back, say was a life-changing experience. Meet Mykel Kochenderfer, Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Engineering at Stanford. Professor Kochenderfer attended SUMaC, then came to Stanford as a student and, ultimately, joined the faculty.

“The most valuable aspect of this program was definitely expanding my exposure to higher-level mathematics. I never knew that math could be this interesting or that these topics even existed. It was truly a pleasure getting to learn topics in group theory and getting to apply it to real-life applications such as the Rubik's Cube. I'm also not used to writing proofs, so this course also helped brush-up my skills.”
“SUMaC showed me a completely different way of approaching mathematics, from a more logical, artistic point of view. It was a ton of fun and super interesting, and a great way to spend 3 weeks of my summer.”
“I would highly recommend SUMaC to other high school students because it not only teaches students interesting mathematical topics outside of the realm of high school or competition math, but also because it shows them how to think above and beyond the problems that they are given; any problem can lead to another one, and through SUMaC I became better at being more inquisitive in my approach to mathematics.”

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