Surround Yourself with Math-Lovers like You at This Week-Long Festival of Mathematics!

Gain career insights, mentoring, and guidance from renowned mathematicians and scientists.

"At GIV I was constantly surrounded by opportunities to expand my knowledge and by people who were aiming to do just that. I felt a sense of community that I had never felt before, a feeling that my lifelong interest really does serve a purpose in the world. I was made quickly aware that I was not alone in my love for math.”

About the Kenneth I. Gross and Tony Trono Mathematical Sciences Institute

This Institute is named after its two visionary founders, renowned Vermont mathematicians Kenneth I. Gross and Tony Trono.

In the Mathematical Sciences Institute, theoretical and real-world applications of math will have you dazzled as you enjoy advanced lectures by renowned mathematicians and scientists. We’ll use our hands and brains to take on world-class mathematical challenges, and explore careers for people who like math.


At This Institute You Will

  • Take on advanced math challenges, including mind puzzles that keep mathematicians awake at night!
  • Learn about real-world applications of math.
  • Interact with professional mathematicians from the academic and business worlds.
  • Meet other young Vermonters who share your interests.
  • Learn about the academic and career pathways open to people who enjoy mathematics.

In addition to math, we do field trips, play games, and hold a cookout at North Beach. If you’re a Vermont 9th-11th grader who’s completed Algebra II or beyond, received good grades in math or science, and think math is cool, we hope you’ll join us this summer!

*Vermont girls receive an incentive scholarship to the Math Institute for reduced tuition.

For information regarding tuition, please click here.

Mathematical Sciences Faculty

Kevin Beard, GIV’s Director of the Mathematics Institute, teaches statistics at the University of Vermont, and has 13 years experience teaching high school statistics including AP classes. That follows 12 years working in the accounting software field for companies as varied as Ford and Westinghouse down to two-person start-ups. Originally from Connecticut, Beard has a B.A. in Economics and an MBA in international finance from the University of Connecticut. Because statistics are “useful and practical,” Beard says he never hears students asking why they need to learn the subject. “Everyone should have a basic understanding of stats,” he adds. “I can honestly say that teaching has been my favorite occupation. I can’t see doing anything else.”

Ready to Propel Your Math Skills to New Heights?