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A* Summer Math Camp
Santa Clara, CA

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Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

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CAMPER AGES: Both residential and day camp options are available to students above 12 (in July). Younger students

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Both residential and day-camp options are available.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

Computers, Math, Academics, and more. A* Summer Math Camp Is A Unique Opportunity For Interested & Talented Students To Improve Their Math Skills During Summer Time Where Students Are Guided & Trained By Utilizing National & International Competitions In A Fun & Challenging Environment.

CAMP LOCATION: Students may choose to be residential or day-campers.

A* Summer Math camp will be hosted at Santa Clara University (SCU). SCU is in the heart of the Silicon Valley, where major hi-tech companies such as Google and Apple are located. The university campus is very close to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. It takes only minutes to arrive at the campus from the airport.

CAMP FACILITIES: Residential students will be accommodated at the campus housing facilities. More information about the location can be found at the following site: Our Camp Website Link:

Spacious residence halls provide two-bedroom suites occupying up to 4 guests with double or single options. Traditional dormitories are double occupancy rooms, sharing a semi-private hallway bathroom. The Marketplace is the main dining facility on campus. This central location with it's beautiful ambiance, and innovative menus welcomes students, staff, faculty and campus visitors with convenient hours 7 days a week. Exhibition cooking, a full service deli, local produce, sustainable seafood and vegan/vegetarian-conscious menus are just a few of the features.

All meals are available to enjoy in the caf� or are easily taken to go. Our Camp Website Link:

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Levels: There will be four levels at the camp: MathCounts/AMC-8, AMC10/12, AIME, and USAMO.

Curriculum: Each week will be devoted to one of the four main areas. The focus will be on Number Theory and Algebra/Analysis in Period-I and Geometry and Combinatorics in Period-II.

The students will be equipped with necessary background in lectures and trained with different types of problems to master various problem solving techniques. The classes are problem solving-based whose curriculum is aligned with prestigious national and international competitions. They provide a motivational and challenging environment for students.

Lectures are given by A* Faculty and other instructors who have participation and/or training experience in national/international Olympiads such as USA Math Olympiads (USAMO) and the International Math Olympiads (IMO).


Mehmet Kaysi
- Math and Science Olympiad Program Coordinator, Accord Institute A* Program (2009 - present)
-International Math Olympiad Participant (2004)
-Balkan Math Olympiad Silver Medal (2004)

Ali Gurel, Ph.D.
-Mathematics Instructor, Accord Institute A* Program (2008 - present)
-USA Math Olympiad Summer Program Instructor (2007, 2008, 2010)
-Ph.D, Caltech (2008)
-Scott Russell Johnson Prize for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, Caltech (2007)
-Freshman Summer Institute Workshop Leader, Caltech (2006)
-MA, UCSB (2002)
-International Math Olympiad Silver Medalist (1996)

Liubomir Chiriac
-Graduate at Caltech, Ph.D. Candidate
-Undergraduate at Princeton (2006-2010)
-International Math Olympiad Bronze Medalist (2004, 2005, 2006)
-Balkan Math Olympiad Silver Medalist (2006), Bronze Medalist (2005)
-Author of the book for Olympiad students: "Competitive Geometry"

Iurie Boreico
-Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University
-BA, Harvard University, 2011
-Balkan Math Olympiad (2003 Bronze, 2004 Silver)
-International Math Olympiad (2003 Silver, 2004 Gold, 2005 Gold, 2006 Gold, 2007 Silver)

OTHER CAMP INFO: Activities: In A* camps, activities are carefully selected, and we have four different types of activities that contribute to student improvement:

- Strategy, board, and math games to improve analytical reasoning, visual perception, and logical deduction
- Movies that are educational, instructional and motivating
- Outdoor sports and activities to improve the team spirit
- Math and science oriented team competitions

Field Trips: Educational/Entertaining field trips to places such as Bay Area, Stanford University, Exploratorium, Hi-Tech Companies.

A* Summer Math Camp will consist of two 2-week long periods. It is possible to participate in either or both sessions. Both residential and day-camp options are available.

Period 1: June 30-July 14, 2013 (Number Theory and Analysis)

Period 2: July 14-28, 2013 (Geometry and Combinatorics)

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