About the Mathletes Program
The FGCU Mathletes summer camp is a program for bright and talented middle school students interested in investigating concepts in mathematics that are not usually introduced at the middle school level. The program focuses on improving problem solving abilities, strengthening communication skills and developing collaboration and leadership skills. The setup of the program will provide an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment for middle school students to enhance their mathematical interests through early experience and exposure to STEM related careers. Participants will meet professionals in the field of mathematics, computer science, chemistry, and engineering.
Summer 2020 Information
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2019 Summer Camp Guest Speakers
Dr. Heather Walsh-Haney is an associate professor and program leader for the Department of Justice Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. She is the consulting forensic anthropologist for eight (8) Florida Medical Examiner Districts. Heather has supervised 22 graduate students (over the span of 8 years) and been the principle investigator for over 500 forensic anthropology cases. Dr. Walsh-Haney is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2010 FGCU Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Emerging Forensic Scientist Award and the Ruth O. McQuown Fellowship. She has published, presented her work and testified in criminal prosecutions in the United States, Canada, Guatemala, and Bermuda.
Dr. Jeff Hutchinson was born and raised in Edmonds, Washington, in the suburbs of Seattle where the verdant mountainous beauty is provided by nearly continuous rain, sometimes literally for months at a time. He graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington where he received his B.A. in Physics and he spent his free time studying classical fencing. In 2007 he moved down to Davis, California where he received his Ph.D in Physics from the University of California, Davis, under the mentorship of Dr. Markus Luty. There he found his love for board games and, more importantly, his wife, Emily. In 2014, he moved to Fort Myers, Florida to join the faculty at Florida Gulf Coast University and start a family. Now he spends his free time playing dinosaurs with his 3 year old daughter, Penny, watching his favorite shows with Emily, and playing board games with his friends. He also loves to teach physics and mentor undergraduate researchers simulating dark matter signals at particle colliders.