The Institute provides an 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. Check with the Institute PHILOSOPHY.
Students take two 4-credit COURSES in
or statistics taught by full-time doctoral-holding FACULTY
The Summer Mathematics Institute at Oakland University is FREE to all participants.
The Summer Mathematics Institute at Oakland University is a day camp. Check with the SCHEDULE.
Completed applications will be given full consideration if received by May 15, 2002. Refer to ADMISSION policy and APPLICATION MATERIALS .
Further information is available from:
The Institute DIRECTOR (untill June 30th) :
Dr. Marc Lipman is 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 received his Ph.D. from Dartmouth College in 1976. From 1976 to 1989, he was a faculty member at Indiana University-Purdue University at 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 about 50 research papers. Among other things, he's taught at STAR, the residential summer camp for bright and gifted students at Purdue University.
The Institute DIRECTOR (from July 1st) and Instructor :
Dr. Eddie Cheng is Associate Professor 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). MMPC is a state-wide competition given every year to thousands of high school students in Michigan. His research interests include combinatorial optimization, integer programming and network analysis. He has authored and coauthored about 20 research papers.
The Institute Instructor :
Dr. Darrell Schmidt is Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Oakland University. He graduated from Eastern Montana College in 1971. His graduate work was accomplished at Montana State University with M.S. in 1973 and Ph.D. in 1976. He taught full-time at Marshall University before joining the faculty of Oakland University in 1979. Professor Schmidt also spent sabbatical leaves at Old Dominion University and Kent State University. For his dedication and innovation in teaching, he was awarded the 1999 Oakland University Teaching Excellence Award. Professor Schmidt also served as Interim Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics during the 1990's. His research interests include L1-approximation, constrained approximation, numerical solution of integral equations and delay differential equations. He has authored and coauthored about 50 research papers.