As part of an ongoing community-wide effort to promote STEM-based education, Oakland University's School of Engineering and Computer Science will host a series of mathematics camps aimed at highly motivated precollege students.
The sessions employ a “flipped classroom” teaching approach, which features a combination of lecture and hands-on problem solving. Along with quantitative skills, each course covers job-related topics, including communication skills, networking, teamwork, resume writing, professional etiquette, and time and resource management.
“Math is a key foundation for engineering,” said Dr. Lorenzo Smith, professor and associate dean in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. “Those students who have a mastery of math tend to be those who are most able to solve complex engineering and science problems. These workshop courses are specifically designed for serious college-bound students who are seeking additional reinforcement or new material that will challenge their minds."
Pending sufficient enrollment, courses are offered in the following subjects:
- Algebra I
- Algebra II
- Calculus I
- Linear Algebra
- Plane Geometry
The five-week workshops will take place on Saturdays from 8-11 a.m. The dates are as follows:
- October 19 and 26
- November 2, 9 and 16
The courses are open to students in grades 7-12 who have demonstrated success in mathematics. The admissions process, which is highly selective, involves consideration of math GPA and teacher recommendations. Students must bring in a recommendation letter, from a teacher, confirming their GPA, on the first day of class. Each course costs $100.
For additional information, visit the website at oakland.edu/SECS/outreach
. To register, click here
. Contact a representative for more information at SECSOutreach@oakland.edu
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