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The Summer Mathematics Institute is a free opportunity for bright and gifted pre-college students to interact with university faculty and each other, to take some challenging math classes that earn college credit, and have fun in an academic atmosphere.

The Institute runs approximately from late June through the first week
of August each summer. Students are encouraged to apply early (before the
deadline of mid-May). If you are interested in applying, you may request
an application by sending an email to
echeng@oakland.edu,
or by contacting the Institute at the following address and phone number:

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Oakland University

Rochester, MI 48309-4485

Phone: (248) 370-3430; FAX: (248) 370-4184

The PHILOSOPHY of the Institute.

The COST ($0) to the student.

The Summer Institute 2000 Website

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The Summer Institute 2003 Website

The Summer Institute 2004 Website

The Summer Institute 2005 Website

The Summer Institute 2006 Website

The Summer Institute 2007 Website

The Summer Institute 2008 Website

The Summer Institute 2009 Website

The Institute DIRECTOR:

Dr. Eddie Cheng
is Professor of Mathematics in the Department
of Mathematics and Statistics at Oakland
University. He joined the faculty of Oakland
University in 1997. He graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons.) from
Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada) in 1988. During the summer
of 1988, he worked as a research assistant in the Department of National
Defence in British Columbia. For his graduate
studies, he earned his M.Math. in 1990 and Ph.D. in Combinatorics and
Optimization from the University of Waterloo (Canada) in 1995.
From 1995 to 1997, he was a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow and part-time lecturer in
the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University. He is currently
a member of the examination committee of the Michigan Mathematics Prize
Competition (MMPC), a post that he served previously from 2001 to 2005. He also
served as the Director of MMPC from 2005 to 2008.
MMPC is a state-wide competition given every year to
thousands of high school students in Michigan. He is also a member of the
editorial board and an associate editor of the journal * Networks*.
Networks publishes material on the modelling of problems using networks, the
analysis of network problems, the design of computationally efficient network
algorithms, and innovative case studies of successful network applications.
In addition, he is on the editorial board of The Open Operational Research Journal.
It is an open access online journal, which publishes research articles, reviews, and letters
in all areas of operational research and management science.
His research interests include
combinatorial optimization, integer programming and network analysis.
He has authored and coauthored about 50 research papers. Professor Cheng has directed
a number of high school students for projects that advanced to semifinals and beyond in
national competition such as Siemens Competitions and the Intel Science Talent Search.
Many of these projects resulted in publications in refereed journals.
He is the recipient of the 2007 Mathematical Association of
America (Michigan Section) Distinguished Teaching Award.

The Institute PAST DIRECTOR:

Dr. Marc Lipman served as the director from 1997 to 2002. During this time
he was Professor and Chair of the Department
of Mathematics and Statistics at Oakland
University.
He graduated from Lake Forest College
in 1971 with a double major in Mathematics and Physics.
He earned his Ph.D. from Dartmouth College in 1976. From 1976 to 1989,
he was a faculty member at Indiana University-Purdue University
Fort Wayne. During this time, he spent 1980-1981 at the Naval Research
Laboratoty in Washington, D.C..
From 1989 to 1997, he was the scientific officer in charge of
the four million dollar
Discrete Mathematics program at the Office of Naval Research. His research
interests include interconnection networks, communication network topology
and sphere-of-influence graphs. He has authored and coauthored over 50
research papers.
Among other things, he's taught at STAR, the residential
summer camp for bright and gifted students at Purdue University. He left
Oakland University to be
the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at IUPU Fort Wayne.

The Institute PAST DIRECTOR:

Dr. James H. McKay was the first director (1996-1997) of the institute. He was
also the chair of the department in the 1990's. He retired in 1997.

1996 | APM 263 Discrete Mathematics | MTH 372 Number Theory |

1997 | STA 226 Applied Statistics | MTH 475 Abstract Algebra |

1998 | MTH 256,266 Linear Algebra with Laboratory | STA 405 Probability |

1999 | APM 405 Linear Programming | MTH 302 Introduction to Advanced Mathematical Thinking |

2000 | APM 405 Combinatorics: Enumeration | STA 226 Applied Statistics |

2001 | APM 405 Introduction to Graph Theory | MTH 461 General Topology |

2002 | MTH 256,266 Linear Algebra with Laboratory | MTH 372 Number Theory with Crypotography |

2003 | MOR 342 Introduction to Operations Research | MTH 302 Introduction to Advanced Mathematical Thinking |

2004 | APM 405 Combinatorics: Enumeration | MTH 361 Geometric Structures |

2005 | APM 405 Introduction to Graph Theory | STA 226 Applied Statistics |

2006 | MTH 275 Linear Algebra | MTH 372 Number Theory with Crypotography |

2007 | MOR 454 Linear and Integer Programming | MTH 302 Introduction to Advanced Mathematical Thinking |

2008 | APM 405 Combinatorics: Enumeration | MTH 462 Geometric Structures |

2009 | APM 405 Introduction to Graph Theory | APM 367 Design and Analysis of Algorithms |