# Stephens Fellows Summer Research Program

STEPHENS FELLOWS

SUMMER MATHEMATICS RESEARCH PROGRAM

Morgan State University

THE PROGRAM

During the summer 2010, the Mathematics Department at Morgan State University will offer a six-week Mathematics Research Program for High School Students. This program exposes high school students to research problems in elementary mathematics. During the first two weeks of the program, members of the mathematics faculty will describe several research problems to students, and teach them some of the mathematics required to solve these problems. After two weeks in the program, all students are expected to have chosen a research problem to work on. Faculty members will be available to supervise the research projects, and to teach students the mathematics they need to make progress on their projects. The goal of the program is to have students experience the joy of making a mathematical discovery, and to instill in them a desire to pursue mathematics at the college level.

WHO SHOULD APPLY

We are very much interested in students who enjoy doing mathematics, and who are highly motivated to learn. We prefer students who are accustomed to carrying out assignments with little supervision, or coaxing. We also prefer students whose parents are strongly committed to their academic development. Parents will be responsible for getting students to and from campus each day of the six-week period.

Students who are selected for the program will receive a $3000 Stipend

The Stephens Fellows program is supported by a grant from the National Security Agency (NSA)

June 21, 2010 to July 30, 2010

(Closed Monday July 5)

M-F 9:00 am-4:00pm

Lunch provided

Phone: 443-885-3964

Fax: 443-885-8216

E-mail jacqwelyn.ashe@morgan.edu

Dr. Earl R. Barnes, Professor and Chair

Mathematics Department