Department of Mathematics
Sorry, the mathematics department will not be hosting the STEM Summer Academy during the summer of 2023.
The Department of Mathematics at California State University, Fresno in collaboration with San Joaquin Valley Mathematics Project (SJVMP) and Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI), offers a unique opportunity for motivated elementary, middle, and high school students to experience a challenging and enjoyable learning opportunity.
Interested elementary and middle school students are invited to apply for this intensive, fun-filled, learning experience.
- Intensive learning experience through challenging tasks in an enjoyable environment.
- Hands-on learning through fun-filled activities and projects.
- Change the way you think and feel about mathematics and learning.
- Learn to use dynamic mathematical software and other visual creation software to explore mathematical concepts.
- Improve your reasoning and mathematics thinking skills.
- Earn a California State University, Fresno Certificate of Accomplishment.
- Meet new friends, expert teachers and university professors at Fresno State.
Elementary school STEM concepts
Build models for scientific exploration learning concepts of networks, suitable for ages 9-11. Learn key mathematical concepts such as shapes, dimensions, measurements, angles, area, and volume, distance and speed. Investigate models and explore concepts through hands-on projects, activities, real-life problems, and the use of technology, science, and engineering. Appropriate for grades 4-6.
Middle school STEM concepts
Build models for scientific exploration learning concepts of networks, suitable for ages 11-14. Learn key mathematical concepts such as area, volume, surface area, distance and speed through hands on projects and activities. Investigate models and solve real-life problems using technology, science and engineering. Appropriate for grades 6-9.
High school STEM concepts
Learn Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) concepts in more depth than they are discussed in regular high school curriculum. Students will be learning these concepts through debate-style discussions, hands-on projects, and activities designed by college professors and expert teachers. Students will explore transportation related issues through Geometry, and Dynamic software by building models, conduct experiments, and solve real-life problems using mathematical concepts.