Who is the Summer School for?
Anyone who wants to do a serious project with Mathematica. The
Summer School caters to both professionals and students. All
attendees are expected to have solid pre-existing knowledge of
What criteria are used in selecting students?
We're looking for people for whom the Summer School can really make a
difference, those whom it can help launch into doing important work with
Mathematica. We like to see evidence of an ability to carry out a
project to a high level of quality.
What is the application deadline?
The formal deadline is April 15, 2009, but earlier applications will be
given preference, and a few later applications with special circumstances
may be considered.
What happens at the Summer School?
It is an intense two-week program that includes lectures and workshops but
focuses on individual projects. Attendees each work with a senior
advisor and a mentor to plan and implement their own projects. For
details, see the program outline.
Do I need to know Mathematica before coming to the Summer
Yes. We expect attendees to be familiar with Mathematica
programming at least at the level of "M101: A First Course in
Mathematica" and "M221: Introduction to
Programming in Mathematica." We strongly encourage all
applicants to take these courses, if they have not yet done so.
Can my project be proprietary?
Yes, though a general description of every project will be included on the
Summer School public website. Contact the Summer School
organizers for more detailed information.
Are there age limits for Summer School students?
No. Everyone, from exceptional high-school students to energetic
individuals late in their careers, is welcome to apply.
Where is the Summer School held?
The school is held in Champaign, Illinois, USA, home of Wolfram Research
and the University of Illinois. For additional details, please see the
How long is the Summer School?
The school is two weeks long. Students need to attend for the whole
How much does the Summer School cost?
The tuition fee for AMSS is US $2500.
Does the cost include room and board?
No. Students are responsible for their own meals and living
accommodations (which include some meals) are available for those who are interested.
Do I need to have a computer?
Every student is expected to bring a reliable laptop,
with Mathematica 7 installed. Wireless network and internet
access is freely available at the Summer School site.
How does the Advanced Mathematica Summer School relate to the
NKS Summer School?
Summer School uses Mathematica as a tool, but is aimed
specifically at NKS research. The Advanced Mathematica Summer
School concentrates on Mathematica itself and its application
in any area.
How can I find out more?
Contact the Summer School organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a phone number if you want to discuss your specific project or situation.