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Create Math Summer Program Accepting Applicants


Montana Tech’s Create Math summer program is accepting applications. The camp is presented by the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Montana Tech and sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America–Tensor Foundation. This year’s theme is Mathematics & Music. The goal of the camp is to heighten enthusiasm for mathematics among young women. The camp is limited to the first 25 applicants. No previous experience with music is required.  

Young women from southwest Montana entering the 6th through 9th grade in the fall of 2014 are eligible to apply. The camp will be held on the Montana Tech campus June 16 through June 26 (Monday through Thursday) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A follow-up meeting will take place during the Montana Folk Festival on July 12th –13th.

During the first week, participants will learn the mathematics behind music compositions. Local musicians will perform during lunch, followed by a discussion between the participants and the musicians. The musicians will share their experiences with mathematics related to music. The second week will see the participants apply their knowledge from the first week by writing original music compositions. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about musical and other careers that use mathematics. On the final day of the program, the participants will be able to invite their parents, teachers, and other guests to a music day. The participants and guest musicians will perform or play recordings of their compositions.

There is no cost for attending the program. Participants are asked to pay $16 for a t-shirt and snacks. Scholarships are available. Lunch will be provided each day.

Applications are due by May 30th. Applications are available HERE or by emailing Dr. Laurie Battle at LBattle@mtech.edu or by calling 406-496-4857. Applications will be considered on a first-come first-serve basis.