University mathematics professors and students will work on challenging math problems with junior high school students as part of a free program at UW-Stevens Point. Photo courtesy UWSP.

STEVENS POINT – A free program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offers junior high school students the opportunity to work on challenging mathematics problems with UW-Stevens Point mathematics professors and math education students.

Point Math Circle will be held from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Oct. 27, Nov. 10, Dec. 1 and Dec. 15 in room A212 of the Science Building, 2001 Fourth Ave., Stevens Point. Sessions will be led by UW-Stevens Point professors Uzeyir Ogurlu, Abe Wallin and Sinan Kanbir, with assistance from their university students. It is open to students in grades 7-9.

Launched at UW-Stevens Point in 2018, Point Math Circle is part of the National Association of Math Circles, These groups bring K-12 students together with mathematics experts in an informal setting, after school or on weekends, to work on interesting problems or topics in mathematics.

Register online at For more information, contact the UW-Stevens Point School of Education Talent Development Center at 715-346-2040 or email