The Mathematical Sciences Institute

Surround yourself with fellow math lovers at this festival of mathematics! Join Us July 9th - 14th, 2023 @ The University of Vermont in Burlington, VT

"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

Do you love math?

This summer, surround yourself with fellow math-lovers at The Kenneth I. Gross and Tony Trono Governor’s Institute on Mathematical Sciences! You’ll explore theoretical and real-world applications of mathematics as you take on world-class challenges with other young Vermont mathematicians. Enjoy advanced lectures, discover exciting careers, and revel in all the things that make math so much fun!

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

July 9th – July 14th, 2023 @ The University of Vermont in Burlington, VT

For information regarding tuition, please click here.

At This Institute You Will

  • Take on advanced math challenges and puzzles that will keep mathematicians awake at night!
  • Explore hands-on practical applications of math.
  • Network with professional mathematicians.
  • Learn about the academic and career pathways open to people who enjoy mathematics.
  • Celebrate the ways math can help us understand our surroundings.
  • Make lifelong friends with peers who share your interests.
  • Have the time of your life!

So how does it all work?

Every day is a unique experience filled with expert-led instruction, hands-on investigation, field trips, and immersive learning. We work to build a community around our experiences and share in our passion for everything we explore.

**The schedule is slightly different each year and announced when you arrive!

GIV’s supportive Institute structure is endlessly enriching, empowering, and engaging.

An Example of a Day at the Mathematical Sciences Institute

7:00 AM: Breakfast
8:30 AM: Guest Speaker Presentation Kick-Off
9:00 AM: Logic Puzzles!
10:30 AM: Morning Workshop
12:00 PM: Lunch and Free Time
1:00 PM: Afternoon Workshop or Field Trip
4:00 PM: Group Presentations
5:00 PM: Dinner
6:30 PM: Evening Activities and Social Events
10:00 PM: End of Day

Check out the vibe from Mathematical Sciences 2022!

Mathematical Sciences Faculty

My name is Nichole Caisse. I am from a small town in Connecticut. I moved to Vermont in 2005 to go to graduate school at UVM. I have a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics and a second master’s degree in Mathematics Education. I have taught math to students in grades 5 thru college. I have been teaching at UVM for 6 years. I am married and have 3 little boys. We love to spend as much time as possible outside in all weather in all seasons enjoying running, hiking, biking, swimming, alpine or nordic skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, fishing, canoeing, backpacking, car camping, really anything outside exploring nature. I am looking forward to this new role as the director of the Mathematics GIV!

Ready to Propel Your Math Skills to New Heights?