May 29, 2019 | Access and Diversity , Inspiring Success , Science, Technology and Math

Columbia State Hosts Summer Math Academy

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. – May 29, 2019) - - -Columbia State Community College’s Office of Access and Diversity is now accepting applications for its annual “Math for Life” Summer Math Academy June 17 – 20. 

“The goal is for students to have fun and learn fundamentals that will help them in everyday situations they may or may not realize involve math, such as balancing a checkbook, traveling or redecorating a room,” said Dr. Christa Martin, assistant to the president for access and diversity. “The math academy gives students a chance to look at their future and jobs that use this discipline.”

Students will master and reinforce the basics and immediately use them in assigned activities and group projects. Math academy participants will be involved in a long list of math activities directed at budgeting and critical thinking. 

The Summer Math Academy is open to students who were in 6th, 7th or 8th grades during the 2018-2019 academic year. Deadline to apply for the camp is June 10. Seating is limited, and students will be accepted through an application process. For the application and other necessary forms, visit

The Summer Math Academy will take place Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Warf Building on the Columbia Campus located at 1665 Hampshire Pike. 

Lunch and snacks will be provided each day, and all academy materials needed by the student will be included. The academy will have a completion and awards day on Thursday with family members invited to attend.

The Office of Access and Diversity develops and implements programs, activities and initiatives in an effort to heighten the awareness, presence and success of ethnic minorities and other underrepresented groups. Columbia State works to establish a safe, nurturing and accessible environment that fosters the free and civil exchange of ideas and perspectives. To learn more, visit