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SuMAc: Summer Math Academy

2014 Summer Math Academy at Texas Tech University

The 2014 Texas Tech Summer Math Academy (SuMAc) was a hands-on, mathematics academy offered to local students wanting to further their knowledge and understanding of digital image analysis through programming, mathematics, and research. Students and high school math teachers from three local high schools participated: New Deal High School, Frenship High School, and Lubbock High. The first week of content included various problems in digital image analysis that involved tools from a number of areas of mathematics and statistics, including algebra, geometry, and calculus.

The 2014 SuMAc had students engaged in active learning from 9 AM - 4PM for the first week. During the second week of the academy, students and teachers worked grouped by high school, to complete a research project. In addition to the high school math teachers and students, participants also had the opportunity to collaborate with Texas Tech mathematics faculty and staff through the exploration-based project. Throughout the second week, students used different concepts and programs to manipulate photos in many different ways. They used what they learned during the first week of the academy, and created cohesive presentations that were presented at the banquet. The presentations are below.

Frenship High School Presentation

Lubbock High School Presentation

New Deal High School Presentation

2014 Texas Tech Summer Math Academy
at Forsan High School

The 2014 Texas Tech Summer Math Academy was also conducted as a distance program at Forsan High School. Several students and a math teacher from Forsan High School worked with several Lego Robotics Classroom sets to create and program robots. These students then virtually presented their robots and programs to Texas Tech math faulty and staff. The students were awarded different categories of awards based on their performances.

News Coverage

Thanks to the Big Spring Herald for the news coverage. Please click on the image below to access the .pdf news story.

Herald News Article

Interested in participating in SuMAc 2015?

All area local high school students and math teachers are invited to contact us, if interested in participating.

Jessica Spott, Senior Program Administrator


(806) 834-3163

Dr. Jerry Dwyer, Program Director


(806) 742-2566