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2019 Maryland Mathematics and Science Institute

The University of Maryland (UMD) is pleased to announce the 2019 Maryland Mathematics and Science Institute (MMSI). This week-long summer continuing education course for mathematics and science teachers serving grades 9-12 is hosted by the Department of Mathematics, the Terrapin Teachers program, and the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences.

The morning sessions will consist of presentations and discussions that are designed to be stimulating, accessible, and relevant to mathematics and science teachers.

Mathematics presentations:

• June 24 (Monday): Dr. Frances Gulick: "Geometry on the Sphere"

• June 25 (Tuesday): Dr. Larry Washington: "How to Share Secrets: An Introduction to Cryptography"

• June 26 (Wednesday): Dr. Denny Gulick: "A Little Chaos Goes a Long Way!"

• June 27 (Thursday): Dr. Wiseley Wong: "Walks, Colors, and Pigeons: An Introduction to Graph Theory"

Prerequisites: The segments will be most useful for teachers with a basic foundation in algebra, and in some cases (as indicated by the title) geometry. During the afternoon sessions, teachers will shift from a learner's mindset to that of an educator. Collaborative activities will focus on the development and design of learning resources. Discussion topics will include interdisciplinary learning opportunities, the use of math and science talks, and the use of problem - and project-based learning.


For the 2019 MMSI application, please click on

Applications are now being accepted. Space is limited to 25 math and 25 science participants. Slots will be available until filled. Applicants will be notified of their status one week after submission. Teachers who have participated in previous MMSI (summer of 2017 or 2018) are ineligible.

Earlier Event: May 16
Final Exams