Working towards integration of education and research in the mathematical and computational sciences.



JUNE 23 - JULY 13, 1996

Participants: High school teachers, and researchers at all levels, are invited to attend.

Activities: Teachers will participate in two ongoing workshops:

There will also be seminars for researchers, and all-institute activities, focused on issues of interest to both teachers and researchers.

The program will provide new content and materials, supporting the NCTM Standards, suitable for courses at many levels, including geometry, algebra, discrete mathematics, and computer science. Prior knowledge of Institute topics is not assumed.

Teams of teachers and researchers will be encouraged to collaborate on projects such as developing classroom materials, using the Internet to continue projects after the summer program.

Staff: Activities will be led by experienced college and university faculty (from Princeton as well as other institutions) and high school teachers-in-residence.

Funded by the National Science Foundation
Sponsored by DIMACS, the center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science

About the 1996 Topic:

Computational Geometry, a field combining mathematics and computer science, is the focus of the 1996 Institute. The following are examples of the types of problems addressed which are also accessible to high-school students.

What is the shortest route that the small robot (black dot) can use to get from ``Enter'' to ``Exit'', avoiding the obstacles?
Picture of Robot Room

In Dry Grass County, there are four fire stations, as shown on the map below. Where is the best place to build a new fire station?
Picture of Dry Grass County

About DIMACS: DIMACS, the NSF Science and Technology Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, is a consortium of Rutgers University, Princeton University, Bellcore, and %AT\&T Bell Laboratories. DIMACS education programs include the Leadership Program in Discrete Mathematics (currently focused on K-8 teachers) and the Young Scholars Program in Discrete Mathematics for HS students.

Further Information for Teachers

Support: Lodging and meals (weekdays, on campus), a travel allowance, and a stipend ($900) will be provided for the three weeks
Expectations: Participants will be expected to develop classroom materials based on Institute topics, and to present them at one-day followup meetings during the year, and a conference the following summer (dates and location to be announced).

Application Deadline: March 22, 1996
(Notification by mid-April). Preference will be given to applicants already using the Internet.

Who Should Apply? The program is intended primarily for teachers or supervisors of mathematics or computer science in grades 9-12. Teachers of grades 7-8 with strong backgrounds in mathematics, or teachers of introductory college courses may also apply. Teams of teachers from a single school or district are welcome.

To Receive an Application: Please contact the DREI Administrator, Elaine Foley

Elaine Foley: e-mail:
Voice: 908-445-5928
Fax: 908-445-5932
Elaine Foley, DREI Administrator
Core Bldg.
Busch Campus
Rutgers University
Piscataway, NJ 08855-1179
Please include your name, mailing address, phone numbers, e-mail address (if available), and school name.

Further information on the research program may be obtained from Bernard Chazelle,

Please feel free to copy this notice. A second flyer has further details.

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