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Admission decisions

Admission decisions

Admission decisions have been sent to all applicants. Please check your email!
Admitted students will get emails with instructions on filling the necessary paperwork, submitting the payment, and most importantly, on choosing the semilabs! Please pay attention to deadlines for doing this.

SC 2017 Semilabs

List of SC 2017 Semilabs posted!

The descriptions of semilabs which will be offered in SC 2017 are now posted on 2017 Semilabs page. Please check them out and start thinking which of them you would like to attend (every camper gets to attend two semilabs). It is not the4 final list - we might add another semilab, or slightly change some of the descriptions, but we do not expect too many changes.

Application to SigmaCamp 2017 is now open!

Application to SigmaCamp 2017 is now open!

So if you want to spend the week of August 13-20

  • learning how lie detectors work and building your own one
  • programming an autonomous rover navigating by GPS
  • learning about fractals or traveling salesman problem
  • expressing and analyzing proteins
  • launching rockets and boomerangs
  • ... and engaging in many, many other activities under the guidance of scientists and researchers from StonyBrook University, Brookhaven National Lab, Harvard Medical School and other top scientific institutions

then fill your application form today!

Application deadline is April 18; more info is available here.

POM 2016-17 Winners

POM 2016-17 Winners

Thank you to everybody for a great PoM season! Congratulations to PoM 2016-17 winners:

Winners in category 9th grade and above are:


1. The First place is shared by  Ronia Hinich (176 points) and Sofiya Filippova (175 points) each of whom will receive a $100 Amazon gift card
3. The Third place and a $50 Amazon gift card are awarded to Daniel Friedmann (154 points)

Winners in category 8th grade and below are:


1. The First place and a $100 Amazon gift card are awarded to Sophie Kamenetsky (158 points)
2. The Second place and a $75 Amazon gift card are awarded to Daniel Salkinder (135 points)
3. The Third place and a $50 Amazon gift card are awarded to Nicholas Eastwood (117 points)

Conclusion of POM 2016-17

Conclusion of POM 2016-17

All January 2017 POM submissions have been graded. See the updated scores here.

This completes our 2016-17 Problem of the Month contest. The names of the winners and students admitted to SigmaCamp2017 without the Qualifying Quiz will be announced shortly.

Congratulations to all participants! See you in SigmaCamp!

December POM grades

December POM grades

Grades for December problems have now been posted - check your account to see your score!

Also, we have posted hints for January POM.

Sigma Camp 2017!

SigmaCamp 2017!

Dear SigmaCampers: we are happy to announce that we start accepting applications for SC 2017 on March 1, 2017! The dates of the camp are Aug 13-20, 2017. We will post other relevant information as we get closer to March 1.

Also, the currently posted Problem of the Month assignment (Jan 2017) is the last assignment of this season; once it is graded, we will announce the winners who will be offered admission to SC 2017 without the qualification quiz.

January POM problems posted

January POM

January Problems of the Month, as well as solutions of December POM, have been posted.

November POM grades

November POM grades

Grades for November problems have now been posted - check your account to see your score!

Also, we have posted hints for December POM.

December POM

December POM

December problems, as well as solutions of November problems, are now posted on POM Problems page.

November POM deadline

November POM deadline

Please remember that today is the last day to submit solutions for November POM without penalty. Hints will be posted tomorrow; solutions submitted after that will be graded lower.

Also, the grades and comments for October problems are now posted; the scoreboard has been updated.

October POM solutions posted

October POM solutions

Solutions of October POM have been posted. We apologize for the delay.

November POM updated`

November POM updated

Please note that November POM problems were updated (in previously posted problem set, we had posted old set of Physics problems by mistake. This has been fixed in the updated assignment.)

Hints for October POM are now posted

November POM is now posted

You can find the new problems here.

First photos!

Photos Day 3 are posted

Team photos and photos from day 3 have been posted

October PoM

October PoM

October Problems of the Month have been posted here.

September PoM solutions

September PoM solutions

Solutions of September Problem of the Month have been posted here.
Stay tuned for a new problem set, which will be posted tomorrow!

Hints for September POM are now posted

Hints for September POM are now posted

Hints for September POM have now been posted; you can find them here.

You can submit your solution until Oct 10. Remember that solutions submitted after the hints were posted are graded lower (maximum of 3 points for a 5 pt problem and 6 points for a 10 pt one).

JC Application 2017 is now open!

JC Application 2017 is now open!

Please find details here.

PoM 2016 is open!

Problem of the Month 2016 is now open!

New season of Problem of the Month contest is now officially open! Remember, winners of PoM will be accepted to SigmaCamp 2017 without the qualifying quiz.

Please see POM page for more information.

SigmaCamp 2016 Photos

SigmaCamp 2016 Photos

Thank you all for a great season! We will begin to post our extensive collection of photos from Sigma 2016 shortly. Campers: Please check your emails to find the link to the end-of-season survey and fill it out if you haven't already, to help us make Sigma 2017 even better.

Daily updates

Daily updates

Please check our blog for daily updates!

List of lectures

List of lectures

List of lectures in SC 2016 is now available here (15 Mb file).

Arriving and Departing from SigmaCamp

Arriving to and departing from SigmaCamp 2016

We have posted information regarding the logistics for camper drop off and pick up, as well as suggestions for things to bring to Sigma. Please find the information here.

SC 2016 admission decisions

SC 2016 admission decisions

Admission decisions have been emailed to campers and parents! please check your email.

This year we had many more applications than available spots, so we had to turn down a number of great candidates. Those who were rejected - remember, winners of our Problem of the Month contest are admitted without the qualifying quiz.

Admitted students will receive more info in the coming days. Meanwhile, here is the list of semilabs offered in SigmaCamp 2016: http://sigmacamp.org/2016/semilabs.

SigmaCamp 2016 Application closed

SigmaCamp 2016 application is currently closed. Thanks to everyone who applied!

We will announce admission decisions by May 1

Application deadline

Application deadline

The application deadline for SC 2016 is in less than a week!

If you haven't yet registered, please register now. If you have registered, please check the status of your application here to verify that we have received the required materials (recommendation letters, essay, etc).

The Epsilon Award for Young Scholars Programs

SigmaCamp has received The Epsilon Award for Young Scholars Programs

We are happy to announce that SigmaCamp has received a $7,000 grant from American Mathematical Society Epsilon Fund for Young Scholars Programs. This award allows us to offer a limited number of need-based scholarships for SigmaCamp2016 students. Please visit this page for more information.

Applications for SC 2016 are now accepted!

Applications for SC 2016 are now accepted!

We are happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for SC 2016. Application deadline is April 18, 2016. Details are available here.

Good luck with your application!

PoM 2015-16 Winners

PoM 2015-16 Winners

We thank everyone again for a great season of Problem of the Month and we are happy to announce the awards for PoM 2015-16!

1. The First place and a $100 Amazon gift card are awarded to the absolute POM Champion
– Daniel Salkinder (166 points).
2. The Second place and a $75 Amazon gift card are awarded to
– Arina Khotimsky (151 points).
3. The Third place and a $50 Amazon gift card are awarded to
– Ronia Hinich (146 points) and
4. The Fourth place and a $25 Amazon gift card are awarded to
– Sophie Kamenetsky (122 points)
– Victor Turbiner (120 points)

Congratulations to all winners!

POM 2015-16 completes

POM 2015-16 completes

All PoM problems for January have been graded. This completes 2015-16 Problem of the Month contest: January was the last month. To see your grades, log in to your account. To see where you stand in comparison with other participants, please see the score table; for privacy reasons, it only lists participants' ID rather than names.

According to the contest rules, 25 students with top scores in each age category (grade 8 and younger and grades 9-10) who earned 25 points or more will be accepted to SigmaCamp without the Qualification quiz. A letter will be sent to the winners to confirm their achievement.

If you are not one of the winners, please stay tuned for the qualification quiz, which will be posted by March 1.

See you all in SigmaCamp 2016!

January PoM

January PoM

Solutions of January 2016 PoM have been posted

This competes 2015-16 Problem of the month contest. Submitted solutions will be graded and winners will be announced by March 1. And stay tuned for the Qualification Quiz for SigmaCamp 2016!

January PoM - hints available

January PoM - hints available

Regular submission deadline for January Problem of the Month has passed. We have now posted some hints for these problems and will be accepting post-deadline solutions (at a penalty) until midnight of Feb 10.

December grades posted

December grades posted

Grades for December PoM have been posted. Check your account!

January POM

January PoM

Submissions of solutions for December Problem of the Month is now closed. Submitted solutions will be graded by the end of January.

And here comes the new set of problems, January PoM.

December PoM - hints available

Deceber PoM - hints available

Regular submission deadline for December Problem of the Month has passed. We have now posted some hints for these problems and will be accepting post-deadline solutions (at a penalty) until midnight of Jan 10.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to the whole Sigma Community - campers, parents, faculty, counselors!
Best of luck in the new year!
And please check the grades for November PoM.

December PoM

December PoM

Solutions of November PoM have been posted.

November PoM - hints available

November PoM - hints available

Regular submission deadline for November Problem of the Month has passed. We have now posted some hints for these problems and will be accepting post-deadline solutions (at a penalty) until midnight of Dec 10.

Also, you can now check your scores for October problems.

November POM problems

November PoM

Submissions of solutions for October Problem of the Month is now closed. Submitted solutions will be graded by the end of November.

And here comes the new set of problems, November PoM.

October PoM hints

October PoM hints

Deadline for submitting October PoM has passed. However, we will be accepting late sumissions until the midnight of Nov 10, and we have posted hints for some of the problems here. Late submissions will incur some penalties as described in the official rules.

Day 6 photos posted!

Day 6 photos posted!

This was the last full day of SigmaCamp 2015, and there are lots of photos. Check them out!

Day 5 photos posted!

Day 5 photos posted!

Get them in the usual place.

October PoM is here

October PoM is here

We are no longer accepting solutions for September PoM - but the October PoM is here: http://sigmacamp.org/pom/problems2015

Day 4 photos posted!

Day 4 photos posted!

Get them in the usual place.

Problem of the Month: new deadline and hints

Problem of the Month: post-deadline submissions and hints

The deadline to submit solutions for September has passed, but we decided to allow for late submissions, until Oct 10 - for a price. Additionally, some subjects have posted hints for the problems.

Day 3 photos posted!

Day 3 photos posted!

Get them in the usual place.

Day 2 Photos posted

Day 2 Photos posted

Day 2 (Tuesday) photos were added to the page of SigmaCamp 2015 photos. Again, they are sorted into two albums: lectures and semilabs, and all others.

Day 1 Photos posted

Day 1 Photos posted

Day 1 photos were added to the page of SigmaCamp 2015 photos. Note that there are two albums: one for lectures and semilabs, and the other for all other photos.

POM 2015-16 begins

Problem of the Month contest begins

Today we begin our 2015-16 Problem of the Month (PoM) contest! It is open to everyone who enjoys solving challenging problems in Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science. A new set of problems will be posted every month; participants will submit solutions online. First problem set has been posted today; solutions are due by Oct 5. Winners of PoM will be admitted to SigmaCamp without completing the qualifying quiz.

Please read more about PoM on this page.

Photos of day 0 posted!

Day 0 photos are now posted!

Photos of day 0 (Sunday) are now posted for your viewing pleasure. See them (and team photos posted earlier) on SC 2015 Photos page.

As in the previous years, we will be posting new set of photos every week. Stay tuned for photos of Day 1 next week!

Team photos

Team photos

The photos of all teams of SC 2015 are now posted! See them here.

Junior Counselor Application Open

Junior Counselor Application Now Open

Read more about it here.

Team Photos

Team Photos

We are now working on selecting and posting thousands of photos taken at Sigma. To whet your appetite, here is the first photo: team Lambda! This team was selected because it was most active in filling the Sigma Survey.

We promise to post the photos of the remaining teams as soon as the survey gets 80 responses (right now, we have 41).

Campers Survey

Campers Survey

Dear SigmaCampers:

Thank you for a great season! As you may know, as soon as Sigma ends, preparations for next year begin. The driving force between positive changes at SigmaCamp are campers like you: We really value campers' feedback.

So please fill out the survey below to help make Sigma2016 even better: sigmacamp.org/2015/survey

As our way to thank you for filling the survey, 10 people, randomly chosen from survey takers, will be given priority registration to any of the workshops of SC 2016!

Sigma 2015

SigmaCamp 2015 Concludes

Thank you to everyone for a great season! You will hear back from us soon with Problem of the Month 2015-16, information for prospective Junior Counselors, and the application to Sigma 2016 :)

SigmaCamp is under way!

Please read our news and check photos on our blog!

Information about contacting us (or your children) at the camp can be found on this page.

Logistics for SigmaCamp 2015

Logistics

Campers and parents: Please read the logistics information (arrival, transportation, etc), which can be found here.

Semilab Selection

Semilab Selection and Camper Info

All admitted students -- please fill out the Personal Info form no later than May 15th. This is also where you select your semilabs.

Admission decisions sent out

Admission Decisions

Admission Descisions for SigmaCamp 2015 have been sent out. We had a record number of applicants this year, and thank everyone who applied. SigmaCampers 2015, please take a look at the list of semilabs for 2015!

Registration deadline

Application Deadline

A reminder that the registration for SC 2015  closes on April 20, at 11:59PM.
You can check whether your application is complete here.

List of semilabs available

List of Semilabs 2015

A preliminary list of Semilabs for SigmaCamp 2015 is now available here.
Please check out all the exciting things which will be presented in SigmaCamp this year - from lie detectors to cosmology, from graphs and networks to DNA barcoding.
For those who have not yet completed the registration: please remember that registration for SigmaCamp 2015 closes on April 20 - one week from today.

Completion of PoM for 2014-15

Problem of the Month Winners

The February 2015 Problem of the Month set, the last set of 2014-2015 POM season, have been graded! We congratulate our winners:
Sophia Colon
Daniel Salkinder
Michael Gerovitch
Arina Khotimsky
Michael Hadjiivanov
Anthony Roitman
Iris Brook

SigmaCamp 2015 application is open!

SigmaCamp 2015 application is open!

We are happy to announce that application for SC 2015 is now open!
Please read more about SC 2015 here, fill the registration form, and apply!
Application deadline is April 20, 2015; decisions will be announced by May 1.

February PoM

February PoM

February Problems of the Month are posted here.
This is our last PoM for 2014-2015!

January PoM solutions posted

January PoM solutions posted

Find them here.

December PoM Solutions

December PoM Solutions and January Problems

Solutions for December PoM and January problems are now posted on the PoM page.

Photos - day 7

Last day photos

On the last day of the year, we are posting the last batch of photos from SC 2014 - photos of the last day. May the SigmaSpirit be with you in 2015!

Photos - day 6

Photos - day 6

Robots in the maze and team photos, liquid nitrogen and of course, the Sigma Tournament! Find it all and more in the photos of day 6.

Mafia photos

Mafia photos

Since Day 5 at Sigma was so well documented in our blog, we decided to focus on the advanced game of Mafia with lie detectors. It was a game of deception and, ultimately, of the triumph of truth. Students from the Biosensors Semilab wired up the Mafia players and, by analyzing bodily signals could tell who the bad guys were with solid statistical confidence!

See photos from the experiment here.

December PoM problems posted

December PoM problems posted

Get them here. Solutions are due by Jan 5.
Also, check the photos from Day 4!

November PoM solutions posted

November PoM solutions posted

Solutions of November PoM are now available here. Thanks to everyone who participated!
We will grade your submissions; as usual, the grades will be posted by the end of December.
And stay tuned for December PoM, which will be posted on Dec 10.

October PoM grades posted

October POM grades posted

October PoM has been graded. Registered students can see their grades by logging to their account. You can also see the statistics here.
Do not forget: solutions of November PoM are due by Dec. 5.

Day 3 photos posted!

Day 3 photos posted!

Find them here.

Photos - Day 2

Day 2 photos posted!

Find them here.

Day 0 photos

Sigma 2014 -- Day a Week

November PoM are now available

November PoM is here!

October Problem of the Month: solutions

October Problem of the Month: solutions

October PoM is closed; we are no longer accepting solutions. Please check the official solutions posted here.

Your submissions will be graded by the end of November; we will make an announcement when the grades are ready for viewing.

And stay tuned for November PoM, which will be posted on Nov 10!

Junior Counselor Application

Junior Counselor Application

October Problems of the Month are now posted

October Problems of the Month are now posted!

The first set of problems of the month for 2014-15 have been posted!
You can get them here.

Solutions are due by Nov 5. For more information, please visit Problem of the Month page.

Problem of the Month 2014-15

A new Problem of the Month season is just around the corner!

In a few days the registration for PoM 2014/15 will be open and on October 10th, the first set of problems will appear on our website. Each month, you will be challenged with new exciting problems in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, as well as Computer Science. You can find more detailes about the PoM contest here.

SigmaCamp 2014 has completed!

SigmaCamp 2014 has completed!

Thank you, the campers, counselors, and faculty!

It was an amazing week, full of too many events to list here. We all learned something, made new friends, and had fun.

We plan to catalog and post all the information we have accumulated - summaries of the things we did in the semilabs, abstracts of lectures and videos of the Movie Festival, photos (we have lots of them!) and more. We will post announcements on this page an on our facebook page.

Thank you - and hope to see you next year!

SigmaCamp Staff

Skype calls with campers

Dear SigmaParents, 

We would like to let you know that WiFi connection at Silver Lake is quite poor, and campers Skype with their parents with significant difficulties. We ask you to please refrain from casually asking your child to give you a call unless it is important -- the calls take a lot of campers' valuable time in the evening.

SigmaCamp 2014 has started!

SigmaCamp 2014 has started!
Please read our blog: http://sigmacamp.org/2014/blog

and Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/SigmaCamp

Change in Medical Forms Requirement

Campers: Important Info!

Connecticut requires all campers to provide a copy of their last physical exam with a doctor signature, as well as a copy of your insurance card. Please submit scans to forms@sigmacamp.org. Please bring the original form to camp.

SigmaChess

Are you interested in participating in the Chess Tournament at SigmaCamp? Let our student-organizers know here, so that they can prepare the event!

Facebook page!

Did you know SigmaCamp has a Facebook page?

We will be posting announcements both on SigmaCamp page and on our page in Facebook. Like us on Facebook if you would like to get these announcements or leave comments!

http://www.facebook.com/SigmaCamp

Sigma2014 Logistics

Logistics details regarding SigmaCamp 2014 are now available. Go there for things to bring, directions, and other details.

Days Until SigmaCamp

Members of the SigmaTeam are now departing for Silver Lake Conference to begin on-site preparations. We are very excited to see you there on Sunday!

SigmaCamper Online Registration form

SigmaCamper Online Registration form is now available, and you can sign up for the semilabs you would like to attend! 

Additionally, we announce two optional pre-camp contests: Junior Instructor and Experiment of the Day.

SigmaCamp forms

SigmaCamp Forms

Every camper needs Permission and Release form and a completed Health form to participate in SigmaCamp. You can download them here.

SigmaCamp 2014 Semilabs

SigmaCamp 2014 semilab descriptions have been posted online:

http://sigmacamp.org/2014/semilabs

Semilabs registration form will be available on May 3.

Thank you to everyone who applied for SigmaCamp 2014.

Thank you to everyone who applied for SigmaCamp 2014.

We are proud to tell you that this year SigmaCamp received applications from 10 US States and 8 countries! Thank you very much for your enthusiasm!
Taking into account the fact that some school districts are in the middle of spring break right now, we will continue to accept teacher recommendations.


If you missed the deadline you can still apply for the waitlist. We encourage you to complete your application if you haven't already done so.

SC 2014: Today is a deadline

Today is SigmaCamp application deadline

Dear Sigma applicants: remember, the application deadline is April 20!

Question of the Week #2

Question of the Week

The  Question of the Week, about the advanced SemiLabs at SigmaCamp, has now been posted, and the results of the last questions have been announced! If you already registered for SigmaCamp 2014, you have received an email with a link.

PoM participants: Check your mailboxes!

PoM participants: Check your mailboxes!

If you participated in PoM this year and provided us with your home address, you can expect your PoM gift in the mail sometime next week (or in two weeks, if you are international)! To claim your gift, please follow the link above!

Aplication for SC 2014 is now open!

We are happy to announce that registration for Sigma Camp 2014 is now open!

Read more about SC2014 here and then visit this page to apply.

Application deadline is April 20, 2014.

PoM Acceptances January

The final PoM 2013-2014 awards!

The Grand PoM Awards - for participants who scored the most points overall 

1st Prize - the $100 Amazon gift card goes to Christopher Hayes, who scored a total of 250 points.

2nd Prize - the $75 Amazon gift card goes to Nestor Tkachenko, who scored 204 points.

3rd Prizesthe $50 Amazon gift cards  goes  to Andrew Gritsevskiy (183 points) and Albert Gerovitch (179 points)

October 2013 POM scores and comments are now available on your personal page.

October 2013 POM scores and comments are now available on your personal page. Also, you can check out the current standings!

 

Problem of the Month

November Problems of the Month are online now. Please, take a look.

Registration for SigmaCamp 2013 is now open!

New to Sigma? Take a guided photo-tour: Sigma At A Glance

 

Visit our new Facebook page: facebook.com/sigmacamp

  

Teams Archive created, here