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.
Please visit Quick Facts about PROMYS for details of the program.
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 is a partnership of PROMYS; the University of Oxford's Mathematical Institute; the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI); and Wadham College, Oxford University.
Applications to PROMYS Europe 2015 are available HERE on the PROMYS Europe site. Secondary school students aged 16 and up who are ordinarily resident in Europe are eligible to apply. Thanks to the generosity of independent sponsors in Europe, there is financial aid available. As at PROMYS at BU, even families who receive no financial aid are asked to pay considerably less than the full per-student cost of attendance.
PROMYS Europe is closely modeled on its parent program at Boston University. The teaching philosophy and the focus on developing mathematical habits of mind is the same at both programs as is 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.
Please click HERE to visit the PROMYS Europe site
Please click HERE for the PROMYS Europe flyer
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"