About the GIV Mathematics Institute
The Governor's Insitutes of Vermont Mathematics Institute is a week-long summer program for outstanding high school students from across the state of Vermont. The program ran continuously from 1993 through 2004 as the Mathematics, Science, and Technology Summer High School Enrichment Institute, organized through a partnership of the Vermont State Mathematics Coalition, the University of Vermont, and a consortium of sponsors from businesses and organizations in Vermont. We are honored to have the Governor's Institutes of Vermont as the primary sponsor since 2005.
Students in the program participate in a series of courses and seminars that take them far beyond their experience in high school mathematics and science courses, and engage them in applications of mathematics and computing to a wide range of scientific and technological endeavors.
Students are selected on the basis of excellence demonstrated on the Vermont High School Prize Examination in Mathematics, the Mathematics Talent Search conducted by the Vermont State Mathematics Coalition, or the Vermont High School Mathematics League competitions; by teacher recommendation; and by application to the Governor's Institutes of Vermont. By any standard of judgment the students selected for the Institute are truly exceptional.
The Institute is directed by Jeffrey Dinitz, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Vermont, and Sheila Weaver, Senior Lecturer in Statistics at the University of Vermont.