Summers of PROMYS
The Community Voice: Newspaper of Rohnert Park Cotati Penngrove, April 30, 2010
Written by alumna Yanran Lu
"The first three weeks at the program were characterized by a learning curve as steep as Mount Everest...what I brought home was an entire new mental process, one where being correct, having an answer matching with the one in the back of the book, is not as important as challenging myself to be the best I can be."
Twenty Years of PROMYS - Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists
Clay Mathematics Institute Annual Report, 2009
"At PROMYS, they lived and worked for six weeks as mathematicians and scientists; and they believed this had a long-term positive impact on their lives."
Making Math Count: Professor Glenn Stevens on the push for new standards
BU Today, February 27, 2006
"This is one of the reasons that PROMYS succeeds. These kids are doing things well beyond what any other high school kids are doing, but the topic is not advanced — it's deep."
Playing the Numbers: A BU summer program builds a community of young math lovers
BU Arts & Sciences, Spring 2003
Summer: long days at the beach, cold lemonade, thick novels—and number theory. At least, that's what summer means to Professor Glenn Stevens (possibly excepting the beach, the lemonade, and the novels) and the high school students enrolled in BU's Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists, known as PROMYS.
Profile: Glenn Stevens
AMS Member Newsletter, Winter 2003
"Working with so many bright and energetic young people is a rare privilege that I am fortunate to enjoy through the program."
A Mathematical Detective: Studying Number Theory at PROMYS
Imagine, March/April 2003
Written by PROMYS student Louis Kang
"When do mathematics, having fun with kids your age, and a beautiful college campus unite in an unforgettable six-week experience? Why, during the Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists, of course."
Menu of Math is High School Students' Summer Specialty
BU Bridge, Week of 12 November, 1999
Gene Shuman, a senior at Byrnes High School in Duncan, S.C., is a certifiable math whiz. He taught himself calculus in ninth grade, received As in every math class offered at his school, and is the star of the Byrnes High math team. This summer, however, while participating in BU's Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS), he was in for a shock: a math problem he couldn't solve right away.
Summer of PROMYS
Bostonia, Fall 1999
"Since 1989, the Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS) has attracted math whizzes from high schools around the country to Boston University for six weeks during their summer vacation."
Bostonia, Fall 1998
"The students knew their days of summer vacation would be numbered. They counted on it, in fact, when they enrolled in the intensive six-week Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)."