Larry Blakers Memorial (NMSS) Endowment

The National Mathematics Summer School (NMSS) was established under the joint educational sponsorship of ANU and the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc in 1969 by the late Professor A L Blakers AM of the University of Western Australia.

NMSS is a program for the discovery and development of mathematically gifted and talented senior high school students from all over Australia. It is a two-week residential summer course held each year at The Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. Students participate in a series of lecture courses from mathematicians in a number of branches of mathematics at a relatively advanced level. They attend tutorials under the guidance of a range of staff – postgraduate students, mathematics teachers and academic mathematicians.

The school is a valuable national asset, representing an investment in the youth and future of Australia that has spanned over four decades of excellence.

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