The Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education (CSMCE) assists the Department of Mathematics with outreach events that serve audiences at the K-12 level. Units or faculty on campus who would like to utilize staff support in the CSMCE for their youth events should contact Mike Bergland-Riese, Events and Outreach Specialist.

For High School Students

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AGAM: Discover Cryptography Camp

High school students entering grades 10-12 in the fall are invited to apply for a week of AGAM offered by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Big Red Academic Camp. This summer mathematics camp for high school students provides a stimulating and supportive environment for students to develop their mathematical ability and interest. The camp, formerly known as All Girls / All Math, has been offered since 1997.

Camp participants will learn about the exciting mathematics of Codes. The students will work with women mathematics professors and graduate students, and interact with peers who share an interest in mathematics. When offered in-person, they will stay in a residence hall and are chaperoned by a mathematics graduate and undergraduate student. Candidates must have completed high school geometry. Special consideration is given to those entering their sophomore or junior year in the fall who have not yet taken Calculus.

For High School Students

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Math Day

The next Nebraska Math Day will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, hosted by the Department of Mathematics. Nebraska high schools are invited to join UNL for a day of engaging mathematics. Math Day is designed for students in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 and for exceptional students in lower grades.

Math Day consists of one individual and two team mathematics competitions. All students participate in a multiple-choice, preliminary exam called PROBE I (Problems Requiring Original and Brilliant Effort). The top 50 students then move on to take the now famous essay exam called PROBE II. The PROBE top 25 Nebraska high school students (sum of PROBE I and II) are awarded a total of $41,500 in scholarships to UNL.

Lexington Math Contest

Dan Schaben of Lexington High School and Shelby Aaberg of Scottsbluff Senior High School would like to invite schools to the first-ever Lexington Math Contest on Saturday, Nov. 4. Travel is a burden, so the cost of this contest is free. Lunch will be provided at the contest.

Aaberg is writing the various contest exams, and his students will be working the event. The events will mirror a subset of competitive events featured at Mu Alpha Theta Nationals. The afternoon presentation will be similar to a coaches' clinic. They will share information on Mu Alpha Theta, high school contest information, middle school contest information, and resources for math coaches/sponsors of all experience levels. Questions? Contact Aaberg (saaberg@sbps.net) and Schaben (dan.schaben@lexschools.org).