Frequently Asked Questions

When should I apply?

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Space is limited; early applicants have a higher chance of acceptance.

When and where is the Summer School held?

The Summer School will be held at the TUMO Center in Yerevan, Armenia, from August 7 through 20, 2016.

Are there age limits for the Summer School students?

No. We would like to have exceptional high-school-age, undergraduate, and graduate students as well as energetic individuals later in their careers.

What is involved in doing a project at the Summer School?

Students are each assigned a project mentor. Projects almost invariably involve computer experiments, programmed in the Wolfram Language. At the end of the Summer School, students present their projects individually. While 2016 is our first year in Armenia, Wolfram Summer School has a rich history. Take a look at alumni projects and gallery pages from more than a decade of our program.

How are the projects chosen at the Summer School?

Projects are chosen to fit the career and educational objectives of each student. Students are encouraged to think about potential projects before the Summer School. Final projects are chosen during the first week of the Summer School, in consultation with the school mentors.

What language is used at the Summer School?

The Summer School is in English, including all instruction, workshops, and exercises.

How long is the Summer School?

The Summer School is two weeks long. The daily schedule runs from 9am to 9pm, and we expect full-time attendance.

How much does the Summer School cost?

The Summer School itself is free—there is no tuition fee. Students are responsible for accommodations, transportation, and meals.

Do I need to have a computer?

It is recommended that every student at the Summer School bring a reliable laptop. Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems are all acceptable. Built-in wireless networking capability is required. Software for computation and collaboration at the Summer School will be provided. Please see System Requirements for more information.

What criteria are used in selecting students?

We're looking for people for whom the Summer School can really make a difference and can help launch them into doing important work. We like to see evidence of an ability to carry out a project to a high level of quality.

Have any Summer School students gone on to work for Wolfram Research?

Yes, some of our most talented attendees have been offered positions at Wolfram Research.

Does the Summer School accept international students?

Yes, if you can find your own housing in Yerevan, Armenia.

How many students participate in the entire program?

We plan to select approximately 25 participants in 2016.