About the Mathletes Program
The FGCU Mathletes summer camp is a program for bright and talented middle school students interested in investigating concepts in mathematics that are not usually introduced at the middle school level. The program focuses on improving problem solving abilities, strengthening communication skills and developing collaboration and leadership skills. The setup of the program will provide an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment for middle school students to enhance their mathematical interests through early experience and exposure to STEM related careers. Participants will meet
professionals in the field of mathematics, computer science, chemistry and engineering.
Summer 2016 Information
Location and Date: Florida Gulf Coast University.
Monday, August 1, 2016 to Friday, August 5, 2016
Full Day (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
All applications must be received by May 6th 2016.
Acceptance mailed by May 13th, 2016.
2016 Summer Camp Guest Speakers
Dr. Katie Johnson. "The Mathematics of Games: Types, Probabilities, and Winning Strategies"
Dr. Johnson grew up in Tampa, FL, where she graduated three years early, and then proceeded to the College of William and Mary in Virginia to major in mathematics with a minor in computer science. From there, she attended graduate school at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, earning a master's degree in 2009 and a PhD in 2012. Dr. Johnsonwas the recipient of a national scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and has also participated in many research programs, including the Clay Math Institute's Research Academy (high school), the National Security Agency's Director's Summer Program (college), and the Seminaire de Mathematiques Superieures in Montreal (graduate school). She is currently teaching at Florida Gulf Coast University in sunny Fort Myers (AKA Dunk City) and is enjoying fixing up a 1920 craftsman bungalow with her husband Brian (also a mathematician) and pointer dog Maggie.
Dr. Heather Walsh-Haney. "Shape Analysis: Differences in Skeletons of Males and Females"
Dr. Walsh-Haney is an associate professor and program leader for the Department of Justice Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. She is the consulting forensic anthropologist for eight (8) Florida Medical Examiner Districts. Heather has supervised 22 graduate students (over the span of 8 years) and been the principle investigator for over 500 forensic anthropology cases. Dr. Walsh-Haney is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2010 FGCU Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Emerging Forensic Scientist Award and the Ruth O. McQuown Fellowship. She has published, presented her work and testified in criminal prosecutions in the United States, Canada, Guatemala, and Bermuda.