Valuable and innovative mathematical outreach activities are being held all over the world and have proven to be successful in creating interest in mathematics and spreading awareness of its importance to society."
With introductory Letter from the President of CMI, Nick Woodhouse
Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) 2015 Annual Report
Article written by Henry Cohn
"The summer of 2015 marked the beginning of PROMYS Europe, a residential summer program in Oxford for mathematically ambitious secondary school students, which Vicky Neale, Glenn Stevens, Nicholas Woodhouse, and I organize. Modelled after the Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS) at Boston University, PROMYS Europe is a partnership of PROMYS; the Clay Mathematics Institute; the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford; and Wadham College, University of Oxford."
Excellence in Maths
Wadham College, University of Oxford - July 20, 2016
"An international group of 24 young people representing some 15 countries has gathered at Wadham for a summer of maths. Aged between 16 and 19, each of the participants in the six week PROMYS summer programme shares not only a passion for mathematics, but also a talent for the subject.
Wadham College Sub Warden and Director of the Clay Mathematics Institute, Nicholas Woodhouse commented: “They are an extraordinarily bright group of secondary school students from all over Europe. The quality of applications to the programme was extremely high.”
Math Maths Work
Wadham College, University of Oxford - August 5, 2015
"Promising young mathematicians from across Europe have gathered at Wadham to talk maths for six weeks in a programme funded by the Clay Mathematics Institute and Wadham donors.
Taking part in the Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists, PROMYS Europe, the students, aged 16 to 18, have been carefully selected for their ability and potential in maths.
Mentoring the students are five counsellors, some of whom are former PROMYS participants from the maths summer schools held at Wadham and in Boston in previous years."
Latymer Link - February 2015
Written by 2014 CMI-PROMYS Scholar Joshua Garfinkel
"Early in 2014, I heard about an opportunity being offered by the Clay Mathematics Institute for twelve students from across Europe to participate in the Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS), a six week programme run at the University of Boston for high schoolers with a passion for mathematics."
Maths with the Masters
Wadham College, University of Oxford - August 14, 2014
"A presentation by Wadham Emeritus Fellow Sir Roger Penrose was a highlight of a Maths Masterclass for talented European school students at Wadham.
The week-long residential class gives bright secondary school students, aged between 16 and 18, the opportunity to spend a week in Wadham College learning mathematics through a mixture of lectures and tutorials, and discovering what life as an Oxford student would be like."
A Celebration of the Mathematical Work of Glenn Stevens
Conference on p-adic Variation in Number Theory (Glennfest), June 2-6, 2014
Professor Barry Mazur (Harvard University)
"What a great idea to have this conference celebrating the mathematical work of Glenn Stevens!"
FLAME: Journal of Mandoulides School, Thessaloniki, Greece, April 2014
Written by 2013 CMI-PROMYS Scholar Spyros Koutroulis
"I have always believed that mathematics provides the prism through which one understands the world, as well as a means to understand oneself and express one’s feelings. Mathematicians experience the challenge of solving a problem fueled with the same excitement and anticipation as the members of a band, about to perform live, in front of a crowd for the first time."
Oxford Workshop on Developing Exceptional Talent in Mathematics
Clay Mathematics Institute Annual Report, 2013
"The workshop brought together invitees from the US and Europe to share their extensive experience, accumulated wisdom, questions and sometimes divergent opinions relating to the identification, encouragement, and training of exceptionally gifted young mathematicians."
Developing Exceptional Talent in Maths
Wadham College, University of Oxford - August 22, 2013
"Wadham welcomed twelve young mathematicians, aged between 16 and 18, to a week-long mathematics masterclass this August.
This inaugural masterclass gave talented young European secondary school students the opportunity to spend a week in Wadham College learning mathematics through a mixture of lectures and tutorials, and discovering what life as an Oxford student would be like."
CMI-PROMYS International Alliance
Clay Mathematics Institute Annual Report, 2013
"The CMI-PROMYS International Alliance launched in 2013 with a successful summer program that extended and strengthened the longstanding partnership of the Clay Mathematics Institute and the Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS). The goals of the first year were to build a bridge from PROMYS at Boston University to the Oxford Masterclasses in the UK, and to establish the foundations on which to create, in Europe, a sister program to 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."
PROMYS at Boston University
Clay Mathematics Institute Annual Report, 2006
"Since 1999, the Clay Mathematics Institute has sponsored a variety of advanced seminars and research projects for returning students enrolled in the Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS) at Boston University"
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 Magazine published by Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, 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)."