Comba is a math camp that combines the study of graph theory and its practical applications (including the question: “How do navigator applications, like Waze, find the shortest route between two locations so quickly?”, and an algorithm that explains it) with various fun activities (sport, movies etc.).
The Comba Сamp is open to the Tomba graduates as well as high school students (grades 10-12) with a strong background in math. The number of participants in the camp is limited and the selection is based on personal interviews with the applicants.
The camp participants study in groups of five under the guidance of academic counselors (students from the Technion Math Department) following a special study program developed in the Technion Math Department for the camp. Towards the end of the camp there is an exciting competition between the groups of students where they can test the mathematical knowledge they have acquired in the camp. In addition, researchers from the Math Department give lectures to the camp participants on various mathematical topics related to number theory.
The camp activities are conducted (in Hebrew) on the Technion campus. The camp participants live in the Technion dorms on weekdays and return home for Shabbat. Between and after their academic activities the participants are guided by camp counselors.
The tuition fee for the camp is 2000NIS.
- More information about the Comba Math Summer Camp is available at its Hebrew website.