High-achieving high school juniors from Washington State live on the Seattle UW campus for a four-week, intensive, summer session. 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.
2015 session dates: July 5 – July 31.
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
"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 Math Academy flyer and overview to share.
Math Academy 2014 slide show
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.
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 accepting applications for 2015. We will be accepting applications for 2016 starting in January.