- Students can now apply to this summer's Governor's Institute in Mathematical Sciences! This residential, week-long accelerated math program at the University of Vermont lets Vermont's most talented young mathematicians explore many different applications of and careers in math, gain terrific skills, and make new friends from all over Vermont. It is presented in partnership with the Vermont State Math Coalition.
Ten other summer GIV Institutes will also take place, including Engineering, Astronomy, and Information Technology and Digital Media. Look here for more info on Governor's Institutes and how to apply, including application deadlines.
- The third 2017-1018 talent search test has been posted.
- Every year the UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences hosts a national robotics competition, FIRST Technical Challenge (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Middle and high school teams from in and out of state meet for a day and put their robots to the test. This year’s challenge is ‘Relic Recovery’. The event will be held at Essex High School on February 24th.
We need volunteers for judging, inspecting robots, resetting the challenge field, score keeping, and other tasks. If interested, contact Debra Fraser for more information. It’s a fun and exciting day and you even get a sweet volunteer T-shirt!
- The 2018 Vermont Statewide Math Fair will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the University of Vermont.
We are profoundly saddened by the loss on September 10 of Ken Gross, a founding member of the Vermont Mathematics Coalition and a major force in mathematics and mathematics education in Vermont and beyond. Ken cofounded the Vermont Governor’s Institute in the Mathematical Sciences, and the Vermont Mathematics Initiative, designed to improve mathematical knowledge of elementary- and middle-school teachers and enhance their ability to inculcate in their students a love and enjoyment of mathematics. To date, the VMI has trained more than 500 Vermont teachers to become mathematics teacher-leaders in their schools and districts. The VMI model has been adopted in eight states and Australia.
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Latest Update: February 20, 2018 by David Hathaway
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