A 39-day residential enrichment program designed to challenge highly gifted high school students (rising seniors) from around the world and provides immersion into hands on research. SSP is not coursework; the material taught overlaps parts of several traditional courses in calculus, physics, astronomy, and programming. Classroom time is for developing an understanding of experimental science in general and orbit determination in particular.
The Prove it! Math Academy curriculum is based on our experiences teaching mathematical proof at the undergraduate level, our NSF-funded research project Lurch (a word processor that checks your reasoning), and our coaching of proof-oriented mathematics competitions. Our philosophy is that mathematical proof is best learned by a gradual transition from the rigor of formal proofs to the clarity of traditional mathematical exposition. Our curriculum bridges the gap between calculations and proofs.