For Bright And Gifted Pre-College Students

June 23 - August 1, 2003

Program Announcement

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.

Banquet pictures are available

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Students take two 4-credit COURSES in mathematics 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, 2003. Refer to ADMISSION policy and APPLICATION MATERIALS .

The Distinguished Colloquium Speaker for this year is Professor William J. Cook. Click here for more information.

Further information is available from:

Professor Eddie Cheng, Director
Summer Mathematics Institute
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309 - 4485
e-mail: echeng@oakland.edu
Phone: (248) 370-4024; FAX: ( 248) 370 - 4184


The Institute Director 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. 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. His research interests include combinatorial optimization, integer programming and network analysis. He has authored and coauthored about 25 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.