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The PUMP High School Program is a two-year program designed for 11th and 12th graders who have completed Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. During the year, participants meet once a week to work on projects under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Mathematics.

Participants in this program increase their appreciation and understanding of mathematics and learn about careers and job opportunities for mathematicians.

HS PUMP Fall 2009 Program


The HS PUMP Fall 2009 Program will take place at CSUN on Tuesdays 4-6pm beginning September 8th. Meetings will take place in Chaparral Hall 5117. Please fill out and bring this Waiver Form to the first meeting.

There are still some open seats for this program, so if you are interested in participating in it, please fill out this Application Form, attach a copy of your (unofficial) transcripts, and mail it or email it to Alberto Candel; HS PUMP Program Department of Mathematics; CSUN; Northridge, CA 91330.

HS PUMP Spring 2009 Program


The HS PUMP Spring 09 Program takes place from February 3 to May 9. Meetings are held on Tuesdays, 4 to 6pm, in Jerome Richfield Hall, Room 221.

Activities for HS PUMP Spring 2009

HS PUMP Fall 2008 Program


The HS PUMP Fall 2008 Program is under way, under the direction of Alberto Candel. Meetings take place on Tuesdays, 4 to 6pm in SH 371.

HS PUMP Spring 2008 Program


List of Participants of the HS PUMP Program Spring 2008

The theme for the Spring 2008 Program is: What is in a number? and discusses topics like:

  • Pi
  • Hailstone Sequences
  • Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Mean Ratio
  • The Plastic Number
  • Harmonic Numbers and Gamma
  • Farey Fractions
  • Prime Numbers
  • Random Numbers