1993 BULGARIAN MATHEMATICS & COMPUTERS SUMMER WORKSHOP July 12 - August 6, 1993
The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences together with Sofia University and the Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians is sponsoring a summer workshop for 16 and 17 year old high school students on GEOMETRIC EXPLORATION THROUGH VISUAL MODELLING.
The host for the workshop will be the English Language Konstantinov High School in Pravets. Pravets is a scenic town located about 50KM from Sofia. The program is subsidized by the Saints Cyril and Methodius International Foundation and promises to be of both cultural and mathematical interest.
The summer school will make active use of computer software for Geometry that was developed in Bulgaria and which has been well received at various international meetings and conferences. The Bulgarian faculty for this summer school are accomplished mathematicians who have had extensive experience preparing students at this age for in-depth study of mathematics utilizing computers. Many of their students have performed at award winning levels at the International Mathematics Olympiad competitions. Attached is a description of program objectives and activities.
Travel between Sofia and New York will be via the Bulgarian National Airline, Balkan Air, which is a very reliable carrier. Tentative dates are departure from New York on July 12th and return from Sofia on August 6th. The schedule allows for 11 workshop days and escorted tours for the students to various historic and scenic sights in Bulgaria. Weather and health conditions in Bulgaria in July are excellent.
Round trip air fare is $771 including tax. Room, board and all local travel for students will be $325. Room and board is being provided at the Konstantinov High School. The total cost for students is approximately $1,100. Students should have pocket money for souvenirs and incidentals. U.S. teachers are also invited to participate.
Enrollment is limited to 15 Bulgarian students and 15 from other countries. The medium for communication at the summer school will be English.
Students and teachers who have an interest in this program are urged to contact Professor Edward Friedman at Stevens Institute of Technology who has direct knowledge of this program and of the people who are running it. Professor Friedman can be reached as follows:
Edward A. Friedman Director, CIESE Stevens Institute of Technology Castle Point Hoboken, NJ 07030 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 201-216-5375 Fax: 201-216-5385
Students who wish to apply should send a personal letter of interest, a letter of approval for the plan from a parent or guardian and a letter of recommendation from their current mathematics teacher. These should be sent to Dr. Friedman who will forward them to the program directors in Bulgaria.