High schoolers learn about math concepts at UHV summer camp

UHV Math Camp, students holding cards for a magic trick
Area high school students, University of Houston-Victoria student assistants and Ricardo Teixeira, kneeling, a UHV assistant professor of math and director of the university’s math program, hold some of the items used during UHV’s Math Summer Camp. Nine high school students from Calhoun, St. Joseph, Sacred Heart, Victoria West and Woodsboro high schools attended the camp from July 10 to 13. Students learned about notions of abstract algebra with applications to error correcting codes, 3-D modeling, pure mathematics and magic tricks. The camp was funded by a grant from Alcoa Foundation.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.