PROMYS is a six-week summer program at Boston University designed to encourage strongly motivated high school students to explore in depth the creative world of mathematics in a supportive community of peers, counselors, research mathematicians, and visiting scientists. Professor Glenn Stevens, the Director of PROMYS, founded the program in 1989 together with other members of the current faculty.
The Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) and PROMYS are offering new advanced seminars for returning PROMYS students. Returning students also engage in original research under the mentorship of professional mathematicians.
PROMYS for Teachers is a collaboration of Boston University's Department of Mathematics with the Education Development Center in Waltham, Massachusetts. Together we are working to promote what we call a "culture of exploration" in secondary school mathematics classrooms.
A video of the PROMYS for Teachers program may be viewed HERE. Most of the footage for the video was filmed during the 2013 summer session of PROMYS for Teachers.
PROMYS is delighted to announce that PROMYS Europe, a PROMYS offshoot, has been created at Oxford University in England. PROMYS Europe will be closely modeled on its parent program at Boston University. The teaching philosophy and the focus on developing mathematical habits of mind will be the same at both programs as will the importance of creating a supportive and highly stimulating mathematical community. Over time, PROMYS Europe will create its own traditions to augment those it inherits from PROMYS at BU.
Two highly successful pilot programs were run in 2013 and 2014: the CMI-PROMYS Scholarships and the Oxford Masterclasses. Thanks in large part to enthusiastic recruitment assistance from PROMYS alums in Europe, an impressively large and talented pool of Scholarship applicants was drawn from 30 European countries. PROMYS Europe looks forward to building on this core group of CMI-PROMYS Scholars, returning Scholars, and Scholar counselors.
PROMYS Europe has strong ties to the University of Oxford’s Institute of Mathematics and will be based at beautiful Wadham College, Oxford University.
Applications for PROMYS Europe 2015 will be available by January 2015 and students from all over Europe will be eligible to apply. Thanks to the generosity of independent sponsors in Europe, there will be financial aid available. As at PROMYS at BU, even families who receive no financial aid will be asked to pay considerably less than the full per-student cost of attendance.
Please click HERE for more information.
Video about PROMYS. Students, faculty, and alums of the program were filmed and interviewed during PROMYS 2013 and at the 25th Summer of PROMYS Celebration July 5-7, 2013.
Please click here to visit the PROMYS Video page where you can also buy DVDs or Blu-rays of the video.
Alum Hirsh Jain's TEDx Talk: "To Think Deeply Of Simple Things"