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From Karen Mitchell, executive director of the Governor's Institutes of Vermont:
Hello and Happy New Year! I'm writing from the Governor's Institutes of Vermont (GIV). Because we always have so many Math Institute applicants we can't serve in the summer, we are holding a winter event just for high school advanced math fans. This residential weekend exploration of math is just for girls and will be held at Goddard College February 7-9, 2014 (Marlboro, VT) with lead faculty member Marlboro professor Julie Rana. Student applications are being accepted now on a first come-first serve basis.
Young math lovers (male and female) may also be interested in our brand new Astronomy strand at the second Winter Weekend, where participants will learn how to apply math, computer science, and graphic design to map the stars. We will also offer Engineering and Information Technology topicals. More information about GIV is available at www.giv.org, and information about Winter Weekend specifically can be found at www.giv.org/winter.
The registration process for GIV Winter Weekends is much briefer than our summer programs, since they are weekend-long programs, and as always, scholarships are provided to any students with financial need. Interested students may apply directly to GIV (rather than through their schools as they do in the summer). Please encourage your students to register quickly since we do expect the program to fill up! Applications can be mailed to the address below or emailed to Valerie@giv.org.
Thank you for all you do for Vermont's young people,
Kenneth Gross, Azarias Williams Professor of Mathematics at the University of Vermont, and founding member of the Vermont State Mathematics Coalition, has been honored with the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England's highest award, The Rev. Stanley J. Bezuska Lifetime Service Award for Teaching and Learning. Read more.