High school students began their classes at SUMA UC

More than 80 high school students began an intensive period of college classes in the UC Summer Academic Season. The courses taught by the Faculty of Mathematics at SUMA UC this year are Pre-Calculus, Mathematical Reasoning, and Mathematics and Olympics.

Classes began with a  welcoming ceremony for the 2021 generation of SUMA UC , which was attended by Dean Mario Ponce, the academic director of SUMA UC, Manuel Cabezas, the coordinator of School Projects of the UC Faculty of Mathematics, Sandra Garrido and the professors of the Faculty of Mathematics María Isabel Rauld, Gregorio Moreno and Anibal Velozo.

SUMA UC is an academic program that allows students in seventh grade to first grade to take a college math course or a college workshop

On the occasion, the dean and mathematician Mario Ponce gave the talk “ Mathematics as a secret weapon to preserve humanity ” and welcomed the new summer rookies to UC.

During the activity, the students received all the necessary orientations for their performance in the Summer Academic Season (TAV UC); In addition, they met who will be their teachers in the period, with whom they left at the end of the ceremony, to begin their university experience in their respective virtual rooms.

SUMA UC is an academic program that allows students in seventh grade to first grade to take a college math course or college workshop during the UC Summer Academic Season (TAV).

“SUMA UC complements the offer of the Catholic University, of activities that bring more young people closer to the quality of the training it provides. Through this academic program, it allows early insertion into university life, with subjects and workshops of the same quality, with a first-rate academic body and the same infrastructure as regular students. It is undoubtedly an advantage, since it bridges the gap between university and school, allowing young people to enter better prepared and can get the most out of it. party to his university experience. ”says Alejandro Jara, director of Relationship with the Society of the UC Faculty of Mathematics.

“It allows early insertion into university life, with subjects and workshops of the same quality, with a first-rate academic body and the same infrastructure as regular students” – Alejandro Jara, director of Linking with Society of the Faculty of Mathematics UC

This program started with regular first-year courses from the Faculty of Mathematics, and the Faculty of Letters and the Faculty of History, Geography and Political Science have been incorporated with high-level workshops, whose applications are open:

  • History of the United States: Domestic and Foreign Policy and its projection, dictated by the Faculty of History, Geography and Political Sciences.
  • New Constitution and Youth Participation, dictated by the Faculty of History, Geography and Political Sciences. 
  • Writing Workshop: Brief Narrative, dictated by the Faculty of Letters

“We are working so that in the short term all the faculties of the university offer courses in this program”, indicates the director of the Faculty of Mathematics.

Students enrolled in SUMA UC courses can live a month with university classes, with access to talks and conferences, and have the same professors who teach classes throughout the year, living the university experience as just another newbie, but before leaving the school. 

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