IMA-MathCEP Math Modeling Camp

2019 IMA-MathCEP Math Modeling Camp for High School Students

Exact dates TBA, Summer 2020

How is math used to solve important problems facing our world today? Mathematical models help us to study the effects of traffic on a bridge, predict trends in population and disease, or estimate the climate’s impact on natural resources.


This week-long summer camp will offer high-school students the chance to use their mathematical skills to analyze real-world situations. Under the supervision of teachers and University faculty, participants will work collaboratively on open-ended modeling problems, develop practical solutions, and present results to their peers. Successful participants may be sponsored by the university for international modeling contests in the following academic year.


Students should currently be enrolled in high school and have completed a year-long course in single variable calculus by the end of the 2019-2020 school year.


The online application form will be available as soon as we are sure we will be able to offer an online version of the Math Modeling Camp in 2020.  

For further information, including dates, times, online format, and when the applications will be due, please sign up for updates using this Google Form.

Students selected to participate in the program will be notified as soon as possible after the deadline.  Please note that there is no cost associated with the IMA-Math Center for Educational Programs (MathCEP) camp.

In addition to filling out the form below, you need to have a math teacher email a short letter of recommendation for you to  You can tell them we're interested in your mathematical skills, but also your aptitude for problem-solving, ability to collaborate with others and to focus on tasks for a long stretch of time.  (Exception: if you are an UMTYMP student, you don't need to ask for a letter of recommendation; the UMTYMP faculty will go through the list of applicants.)

Questions about the program or submitting an application? Please contact the Math Center for Educational Programs at  

Modeling Camp Students