Duke University, Department of Mathematics

Program ID: Duke-SWIM2022 [#1241]
Program Title: SWiM2022
Program Type: High school program
Program Location: Durham, North Carolina 27708-0320, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2022/02/28 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/01/20)
Program Description:   URMs  

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Summer Workshop in Mathematics (SWiM) is a free online workshop from Duke University for rising senior high school students who are interested in mathematics, with a particular focus on advancing female participation in math. All students currently in their junior year of high school who reside in the US and are US citizens are eligible. SWiM is particularly interested in increasing diversity in mathematics and in science and technology opportunities more broadly, so SWiM strongly encourages students to apply who are female or gender minorities.

SWiM2022 will take place virtually from 13-17 June 2022. All participants will attend two math courses, afternoon group work and SWiM lectures given by local professors at Duke. Participants in the program learn not only about exciting mathematics, but also about discovering new arguments and explaining insights to their peers. Participants will also attend useful panel discussions and learn about a variety of mathematical careers. Throughout the workshop students will interact with undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty of the Department of Mathematics at Duke University. Participants will conclude the program by giving group presentations. For more information about the program, visit the web page:

Summer Workshop in Math (SWiM)

To complete the application, please do all four steps:

(1) Upload your transcript to this site.

(2) Upload your full or partial solutions for SWiM2022 Application Problems to this site. These don't have to be complete solutions: well-explained partial solutions will also receive partial credit.

(3) Upload your Cover Letter. This should include why you are interested in SWiM2022, any accessibility needs you may have, as well your signed pledge. Please also let us know if there are any impediments to you possibly participating if selected, so that we may be able to assist you. You can find detailed info about this cover letter and pledge in the link of SWiM2022 Application Problems above.

(4) Ask your math teacher if they will write you a letter of reference. Submit your teacher's name and email address with your application.  A request for their reference letter will be sent from us -- please do NOT obtain it directly.

The complete application deadline is 28 February 2022 with admission expected to be finalized by March 5. We strongly encourage for you to apply through this site, but if you wish to email your application, please email it by 28 February to swim@math.duke.edu. Applicants will be notified about the decision by email no later than March 19.

If you have any questions about SWiM2022, please email us at swim@math.duke.edu.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the program description.

Further Info:
Duke University
Department of Mathematics
Campus Box 90320
Durham, NC 27708