High-achieving High School Juniors from Washington State
The College of Engineering Mathematics Academy helps students develop the math and problem-solving skills necessary to succeed in engineering and exposes students to a variety of examples of engineering in practice. Open to all students from Washington state, the Math Academy especially targets underrepresented minorities in engineering including African American, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander and female students.
About the Math Academy
Math Academy is an intensive, four-week residential session held on the Seattle UW Campus in summer. Students engage in coursework created by UW math faculty and designed to develop the skills necessary to meet the high standards of college-level math and engineering. Students also have enrichment opportunities to explore the range of career opportunities available to engineers through lab tours, research projects, site visits and networking events.
"UW Math Academy out to broaden engineering's appeal"
The Seattle Times' Jerry Large writes about Math Academy students and advisers and efforts to close the gap between high school and college math.
Times article » | Math Academy video »
As you can see from the sample schedule, each week is packed with learning, activities, meals and also some down-time in the dorm.
Parents: Learn more about expectations for student behavior and supervision at Math Academy in Parent FAQs.
Teachers and Staff: Download the 2013 Math Academy flyer and overview to share.
Find more facts and photos in the 2012 Mathematics Academy slideshow.
Who Can Attend Math Academy?
The Mathematics Academy accepts current Washington state juniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA who will complete pre-calculus by the end of their junior year. While the program is open to all Washington juniors, including home-schooled students, we do target underrepresented minority students and women for program participation.
All students must take an algebra skills test, either on the UW campus or at their own schools, if proctored by a teacher or school official.
- On UW campus: Saturday, March 2 and Saturday, March 9.
- At student's location: between February 15 and March 15. To register, get a teacher or school official to agree to proctor the test and supply the proctor's name, work title, email address, the testing location and test date.
Register for the skills test by March 9 (whether on campus or off).
What Are the Costs for the Math Academy?
The Math Academy program is free for student participants. This opportunity is made possible thanks to the University of Washington College of Engineering, and the generous contributions of our corporate and individual donors.
Applying to Math Academy
We are no longer taking applications for the 2013 Math Academy. Thank you for your interest.
Summer Jobs at Math Academy
The College of Engineering Math Academy seeks engineering and pre-engineering students as Educational & Residential Group Leaders this summer, July 3 through August 2, 2013.
Cover letter, résumé, and an unofficial transcript due by Friday, April 5.
UW Engineering Links
College & Admissions:
- UW Admissions
- For Prospective Engineering Students
- Student Academic Services Pre-Engineering Advising
- OMAD (help with essays and application! email Dagmara)
Pre-College Summer Programs:
- ALVA (Alliances for Underrepresented Americans)
- Engineering Bridge Program
- GenOM (Genomics Outreach for Minorities)
Financial Aid & Scholarships: