Surround yourself with fellow math lovers at this festival of mathematics!
“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.”
Do you love math?
This summer, surround yourself with fellow math-lovers at The Kenneth I. Gross and Anthony 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 Anthony Trono.
Summer 2024 dates and information coming soon!
For information regarding tuition, please click here.
Note: This album is arranged in chronological order as events took place throughout the Institute.
Video recap from the Institute coming soon!
Mathematical Sciences is the only GIV Institute that asks students to submit relevant math coursework and grades when applying.
Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are equally welcome to apply. Students are recommended to have some background and high marks in math courses, such as algebra, geometry, statistics, calculus, or trigonometry.
Mathematical Sciences is also the only GIV Institute that currently welcomes returning students to attend multiple years.
We encourage all students who participate in an Institute to use the experience to earn high school credit.
Awarding high school credit is at the discretion of the student’s sending school, so we recommend students make a plan with their high school guidance counselor before attending GIV to earn their credit.
Each school has unique requirements around proficiencies, credits, and PLPs, so there are multiple pathways to awarding credit based on your school's system of assessments.
However, we recommend that high schools award credit by having students produce one or more of the following...
- A presentation to reflect on the overall experience to present for counselors and/or teachers in the fall after their participation.
- A learning journal for submission about areas of learning, activities, reflections.
- Work examples to share with sending school teachers (physical or digital products, writing, videos of presentations, learning journal, etc.) to be reviewed and assessed.
Please reach out to us at [email protected] if we can directly help or support you or your school in determining credit opportunities for your experience at GIV.
Several lectures, presentations, and activities each day around different mathematical topics
Excursions into community for workshops and learning on location
Students work independently and in teams on projects
Epic nightly games, including board games, trivia, logic puzzles, and math challenges
The “Amazing Race” tradition with an epic math challenge all around UVM campus
Community of like-minded mathematical thinkers
Dormitories and roommates
9:1 student-to-staff ratio
Prediction, statistics, & probability
Artificial intelligence technology
Economics and social sciences
50+ hours of mathematical science training
Connections/collaborations with UVM college professors
College admissions support
Supportive atmosphere of inspiration and knowledge
Equivalent to one semester of high school credit in 1 or more of the following:
Mathematics - Algebra
Mathematics - Geometry
Mathematics - Precalculus
Mathematics - Statistics
Science - Physical Sciences
Science - Engineering and Technology
This Institute’s curriculum has been aligned with the following Vermont proficiency-based graduation requirements at the high school level.
- Modeling: 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e, 1f
- Number & Quantity: 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e
- Algebra: 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e, 3f, 3g, 3h
- Functions: 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e, 4f
- Geometry: 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e
- Statistics: 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d, 6e
- Communication: 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e, 1f, 1g
- Self-Direction: 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 2f, 2g, 2h, 2i
- Problem Solving: 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e, 3f, 3g, 3h
- Citizenship: 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e, 4f
- Informed Thinking: 5a, 5b, 5f
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.
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 this video from GIV Alum Anja Samsom as she shares some of her experiences as a 3-time participant and counselor at the Institute!
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!