Duke University, Department of Mathematics

Program ID: Duke-SWIM2019 [#756]
Program Title: Summer Workshop in Math (SWiM2019)
Program Type: High school program
Program Location: Durham, North Carolina 27708-0320, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2019/02/15** finished (2018/12/06, finished 2019/08/18, listed until 2019/03/01)
Program Description:    

*** this program has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Summer Workshop in Math (SWiM2019)
 is a 9 day workshop 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 located in the US/Canada are eligible to apply. Females and others committed to female participation in math are encouraged to apply.  

SWiM2019 will take place at Duke University from June 18-28 of 2019. All participants will attend two math courses, afternoon group work, SWiM lectures given by local professors at Duke, UNC and NCSU, as well as field trips. Participants in the program learn not only about exciting mathematics, but also about discovering new arguments, and explaining insights to their peers.  The participants will give a group presentation at the end of the week. All the presentations will be broadcast in live stream video. Participants will also attend useful panel discussions as well as social activities. For more information about the program, visit the web page

Summer Workshop in Math (SWiM2019)

All participants will receive full support for meals, travel and accommodation. Participants will be housed in Duke campus housing (chaperoned by female undergraduates), and thus get a glimpse of life as a Duke undergraduate. To complete the application, please do all (1)-(5):

(1) Please upload all three signed forms: Participant Agreement (4 pages), HIPAA (1 page), Photo/Media Permission Slip (1 page) to this site.

(2) Upload your transcript to this site.

(3) Please provide an email address of your math or science teacher to this site who can write and upload the letter of recommendation for you.

(4) Upload your all or partial solutions for SWiM2019 Application Problems to this site. These don't have to be complete solutions: well-explained partial solutions will also receive partial credit. As a guide to the sort of submission we are looking for, you can take a look at the solution or partial solutions to the sample problem given at the end of Application Problems above link.

(5) Upload your Cover Letter with signed pledge to this site. You can find detailed info about this cover letter in Application Problems above link.

The complete application deadline is February 15, 2019 with admission expected to be finalized by March 15. Applicants will be notified about the decision by email no later than March 31 of 2019.

We strongly encourage for you to apply through this site, but if you wish to mail your application, please send it to Kristen Gerondelis via the postal address below, postmarked by February 15 of 2019. 

Kristen Gerondelis
Department of Mathematics
Duke University
Campus Box 90984
Durham, NC 27708

If you have any question about SWiM2019, please email at swim2019@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:
Mathematics Department
Duke University, Box 90320
Durham, NC 27708-0320

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