Accession Number : ADA263467


Title :   A Summer Program in Mathematics and Computer Science for Academically Oriented Student, June 22-July 1992


Corporate Author : DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA UNIV WASHINGTON


Personal Author(s) : Barnes, Bernis


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263467.pdf


Report Date : 24 Jul 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 160


Abstract : The 1992 UDC-Navy summer intervention program in mathematics and computer science for academically oriented students, as did the 1991 program, ranks among the most successful programs. The five-week intensive and rigorous academic program for the thirty-six mainly ninth and tenth grade students had a good mix of students fram the public, private and parochial schools of the D.C. area. As in the past ten years, the under-representation of minorities, especially Black and Hispanics, in engineering, natural science and other mathematics-based fields was given a high priority. The students, most of whom are from the under-representative groups, had an opportunity to strengthen their background in mathematics and were encourage to pursue careers in mathematics- based fields. They also had an opportunity to increase their awareness of the many career opportunities that are available in mathematics-based fields, and of the preparation that is necessary to pursue careers in these areas. The program faculty which has had several years of experience in teaching local minority students provided encouragement and motivation, as well as, a carrying and supportive environment.


Descriptors :   *STUDENTS , *COMPUTERS , *MINORITIES , *MATHEMATICS , *SUMMER , *COURSES(EDUCATION) , STATISTICS , DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA , TEACHING MACHINES , OPERATIONS RESEARCH


Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Statistics and Probability


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE