Larry Blakers Memorial (NMSS) Endowment

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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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