Applied Math in Action!

Pre-College Summer Program

The Catholic University of America | Mathematics Department

Washington, DC

2021 Two-week Virtual Program July 12-16 and July 19-23

Students can choose to attend one week or both

See where math can take you!

2021 will be Catholic University's third summer math program for high school students who are interested in a fun look at how mathematics is applied in various ways. Our goal is to inspire students to study math as a preparation for STEM fields by not only learning applied math, but also by visiting places where math is used and interacting with high school peers and undergraduate students with similar interests.

2021 participants will have speakers and virtual tours from NASA Goddard, the NSA Cryptography Museum, other DC-area agencies, and experts from Catholic University's faculty.

Online sessions will include learning about a variety of applied math fields through discussion, games and problems in small interactive groups:

  • Cryptology - From ancient methods to modern cryptography, which is important in the hot fields of cyber-security and hacking.

  • Game Theory - Surprisingly applicable to daily life, this is a look at decision-making

  • Data Science and Statistics - Describing the world through data

  • Number Theory - Essential to modern computer security

  • Graph Theory - Securing a building, creating a social network, graph theory is a modern applied math field

The program fee is $500 for both weeks, or $275 for one week, plus a $30 application fee. Students can attend either or both weeks. We hope to have scholarships available for students with financial need, and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Application is available here.

Catholic University's summer high school math program was recommended by the Cardinal Newman Society, and our school's summer high school programs are listed in the top 30 in the U.S.

Questions? You can find our contact information above or call the Mathematics Department at 202-319-5221

Interested in learning more about this summer math camp experience? Request more information here or go to Contact Us tab above.

Our application is available under the How to Apply tab above or here.

We look forward to hearing from you!