Due to COVID-19 situation all CHAMP activities are canceled starting March 11th, 2020 until further notice

Math
Circle on location |
UH
students enrichment |

We serve
middle and high school students from undeserved communities
surrounding the UH by coming to their campuses to hold a Math
Circle meeting once per week. Flyer for
the program. |
We provide
an enrichment program for UH students, that enhances student's
academic lives and future carriers, and strengthen their carrier
prospects. Events in the program are open to all students, but are
tailored to those, who works and volunteer for CHAMP. Flyer
for the program. |

Math
Circle at the UH |
Outreach
to girls and other students |

Starting
January 2020, we will hold a Math Circle meeting at the UH campus
for middle school students. It is not necessary for the student to
have advanced math abilities, just enough enthusiasm to spend time
working on fun math problems. The circle has been suspended due to low student participation. |
-On
February 15, 2020 we held a booth during Girls
Exploring Math and Science (GEMS) event at the HMNS. -On February 1, 2020 we helped run the Mathematics
Contest at the UH. |

Information
for Middle School Students |

CHAMP is financially supported by

- Department of Mathematics, University of Houston
- NSF DMS-1812734 a research grant of Director Dr. Anna Vershynina
- The University of Houston
- Phi Beta Kappa Art and Sciences Award
- Donations from private individuals

We are grateful for your support! Check Donations page to learn where your money goes.

Outcome goals:

- encourage students to attend and graduate college
- intellectually prepare students for college

- encourage students to choose STEM as major
- increase the number of graduates from the underrepresented in STEM groups: females, racial minorities, students from challenged social and financial backgrounds

Educational goals:

- We make sure that academically advanced students are not overlooked and don't fall through the cracks of the systems, which is mostly focused on tests and average school performance.
- We make sure that these students are properly challenged and reach their full potential.
- We teach students different areas of Mathematics (Math is not
just numbers!), by engaging them in Math
Circle meetings.

- Math Circle teaches students to have positive attitude towards math and to think outside of the box, not only follow prescribed set of rules. We teach them to be independent thinkers, which is the ability they will apply in every and any area of their lives.
- We make sure that students from socially and economically
challenged backgrounds have the same academic opportunities as other
students. Many of these students can not afford to travel to the UH
campus, so we come to schools' campuses to interact with students.

- We provide students with an opportunity to regularly interact
with current successful college students, many of whom are from
similar backgrounds as Scholars we serve.

Outcome goals:

- inspire students to pursue mathematics or STEM at a graduate level and/or pursue carrier in STEM teaching
- cultivate students' passion and interest in mathematics
- provide regular contact with members of Math Department at the UH
- benefit students' future carriers, and improve their prospects of
finding a job after graduation

- increase students' self-confidence and life satisfaction

Educational goals:

- Students will learn areas of mathematics that has never been
taught at school, but are easy to comprehend with minimal background.
These areas have deep connection to an advanced mathematics, and help
students attain proper mathematical background and advance their
reasoning skills.

- We will make connections between these subjects and more advanced mathematics by holding a once per month CHAMP Seminar.
- Students will learn about graduate school and opportunities for undergraduate students at UH during a once per semester CHAMP Conference.
- Volunteering, working with children, and giving back to the
community, will teach students responsibility, increase their
self-esteem and life satisfaction.

CHAMP has changed its leadership and has been restructured in summer 2019, in particular to include service to UH volunteers. The information about activities and structure of CHAMP under previous leadership is available here.