Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics (SVSM) is a cost-free, state-funded program for academically talented students who may pursue careers based in science and mathematics. The program brings rising juniors and seniors together in residential settings for four weeks of intensive study.
A statewide program of the University of North Carolina system, SVSM is administered by the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (State-level Summer Ventures). Four campuses of the university system--including UNC Charlotte--host the SVSM institutes. Each campus has its own director. Dr. Ian Binns, Assistant Professor in the College of Education, is the Director of the UNC-Charlotte program.