The Marjorie Lee Browne STEM Discovery Camp is a free, five-week summer program focused on mathematics and problem solving. Learning to love math and see it everywhere around you is the gateway to all STEM knowledge: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Due to Covid-19, the camp will be offered digitally in 2020. 

What happens at STEM Discovery Camp?

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What is STEM Discovery Camp like?

You will learn from top teachers, meet college student counselors majoring in STEM fields, and hear from people who work in technology, medical, and other fields.

You will make new friends from across the city of Memphis who are all motivated to learn more about math and science. You will also do fun activities: games, arts and crafts, dance, sports, puzzles, and field trips.

STEM Discovery Camp is a great opportunity to challenge yourself and do more advanced math. Join us this summer!

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What will you learn?

For the summer of 2020, students will get to take three course: Fractions Puzzles/Games, Problem Solving, and Computer Programming. In addition, students can take the 25 Challenge Problem and work on different kinds of math during Open Math Time. 

Why should you attend?

STEM Discover Camp is a free summer program focused around mathematics and problem solving. This five-week program will enrich your education with a unique learning and social experience. College students in STEM fields will be counselors and teaching assistants and will support the certified teachers who will be teaching the classes. All of our staff will help you have a great summer, share your love of math, and welcome you to the MTR family.

What are the details?

For the summer of 2020, we are not able to have the planned in-person camp environment. Instead, camp will be converted into a digital-only option.

Students will either attend classes in the morning or the afternoon.

  • Morning Classes
    Students will attend virtual classes Monday through Thursday from 9:00 – 10:30am and on Friday from 9:00-10:00am.
  • Afternoon Classes
    Students will attend virtual classes Monday through Thursday from 2:00 – 3:30pm and on Friday from 2:00-3:00pm.

In addition to being online during the morning or afternoon classes, students can expect to have 1-2 hours per day of interesting math to complete on their own.

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About Marjorie Lee Browne

The camp is named for Marjorie Lee Browne, a Memphis-born mathematician and educator who was one of the first African-American women in the country to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics. Born in 1914, she attended LeMoyne High School, then graduated cum laude from Howard University, and went on to earn her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in 1949. Her research focused on linear and matrix algebra. She spent her career at North Carolina College (now North Carolina Central University), where she was the chair of the department of mathematics and taught both undergraduate and graduate courses. Seeing the importance of computer science, she was able to bring an IBM computer to NCCU as early as 1960.

She was also a lecturer for the Summer Institute for Secondary School Science and Mathematics Teachers after leading NCCU to become the first predominantly black college to receive a National Science Foundation grant for teaching secondary mathematics and science teachers. She spent her summers training science and math teachers and was known to use her resources to help other people pursue a career in Mathematics. We are proud to continue the work of promoting mathematics education in her name.