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SUMaC Online Academic Enrichment

  • Faster-paced three-week curriculum
  • Daily TA and peer problem solving sessions and online guest lectures
  • Final research projects are presented during one day
  • 64 participants


Real-Time Instruction
Courses meet for live, online classroom discussion with their instructor and peers. Students engage in daily problem sets, work with Stanford students who serve as teaching assistants, and attend virtual guest lectures from mathematicians and others who use mathematics in their respective fields. 

Student Engagement
Active participation is key to creating an online community of engaged learners, and students are expected to participate in class on camera, and to collaborate with their peers, instructors, and teaching assistants.

Program I – Abstract Algebra & Number Theory

Session One: Online
June 17 – July 5, 2024*
8:00am – 11:00am Pacific Time
5:00pm – 8:00pm Pacific Time

Session Two: Online
July 8 – 26, 2024
8:00am – 11:00am Pacific Time

*Due to the immersive nature of this program and limited duration of the program, class will meet as scheduled on July 4.

Program II – Algebraic Topology

Session One: Online
Program II is only available online during Session Two

Session Two: Online
July 8 – 26, 2024
5:00pm – 8:00pm Pacific Time

Attendance Policy

Participants must be fully involved in the program and should be remotely present for all program classes and activities. Participants are required to attend their course at the specified daily class time with their microphone and camera on.

All activities are designed to provide participants with a well-rounded experience both inside and outside of the classroom. Participants should not have any non-program commitments that directly conflict with required program activities.

Engaging Student Life

Stanford University Mathematics Camp provides enriching academic experiences and engaging learning communities that foster critical thinking, promote personal growth, and inspire lifelong learning outside of the classroom. Outside of the academic coursework, students will have opportunities to engage and build community with their peers through a variety of student life seminars, workshops, and activities, all of which will be available to SUMaC participants.
Student on laptop

Build Connections Around the World

Meet participants from other countries while participating in exciting events like orientation, talent shows, student life workshops, and commencement.
SUMaC student in front of laptop

Participate in Student Life Workshops

Take a series of student life workshops to complement your academic course. Participants will have the opportunity to attend special lectures, panel discussions, and other social events.

Daily Expectations

Participants have full daily schedules which incorporate the academic and social aspects of the program. Class time and student life activities are scheduled in an effort to accommodate multiple time zones. Each participant will have a unique schedule as they join our online community from their homes around the world.

In general, students can expect to have roughly 3-5 hours of academic work per weekday, in addition to the daily live class period. Outside of the scheduled class period, students are able to set their own schedule for when they work on class assignments and problem sets.

Online Classroom Technology Requirements

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Participants will need to have daily access to a computer that is capable of running the latest versions of internet browsers, plug-ins, and software. Mobile devices are not recommended.
Internet Connection
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Students must have a reliable broadband internet connection that is robust enough to handle video conferencing with minimal difficulties. Our courses take place in an interactive environment which includes having all students on camera, chat, videos, and presentations. We highly recommend that students use a wired ethernet connection.
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Participants should have a webcam to support daily participation in class.
Headphones & Microphone
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If you are using a laptop with a built-in microphone, we recommend that you use headphones during live class sessions to avoid echo or feedback. Using a headset with a microphone will help ensure that you have clear audio when participating in class.
Suitable Learning Environment
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Do your best to choose a comfortable, quiet, distraction-free learning space for the live class meeting times. Keep in mind that the setting should be appropriate for interacting with instructors and fellow students on camera.