PROMYS alumni have always had a very strong record of returning repeatedly to the program as students, counselors, instructors, or visitors. Informal reunions have been ongoing, and many of our alums stay in touch with a large number of their fellow alums. Before 2009, the program rarely organized reunions. Starting with the very successful 20 Years of PROMYS Celebration in July 2009, PROMYS has started to hold regular reunions and to ensure that all alumni are made aware of how much the program wants them to stay involved regardless of whether they are now a math professor, are in an obviously math-related field such as physics or computer science, or are in a field seemingly unrelated to math. Alumni are formally invited to every guest lecture over the summer and to other events, such as the annual PROMYS/RSI Frisbee game. We are always delighted to see our alums!
There are now at least three annual alum gatherings:
20 Years of PROMYS Celebration July 24 - 26, 2009 – the schedule is here.
July 23, 2010 Alum/Student Dinner to enable current students and alumni to meet and talk
July 30, 2011 PROMYS Foundation Kick-off - to celebrate the establishment by the alumni of the PROMYS Foundation to support PROMYS and its financial aid program
January 6, 2012 Alum Gathering in Boston to coincide with the Joint Math Meetings being held that year in Boston.
January 7, 2012 JMM Mentoring Lunch for High-school-aged Alums
July 27, 2012 Gathering for Alumni and Current Students
January 11, 2013 JMM Mentoring Lunch for High-school-aged Alums
On December 29, 2013, alum David Frohardt-Lane won $557,850 by winning the sportsbetting Vegas NFL SuperContest. Congratulations David!
On July 6, 2013, at the PROMYS 25th Summer Celebration, David gave a talk entitled "Predictive Modeling in Sportsbetting." Here's a video of his talk, and here's the abstract. David attended PROMYS in 1994 and 1995. After PROMYS, he went to Carleton College, where he majored in mathematics and then went on to get an MS in statistics from the University of Chicago. David works in finance: he spent 8 years at GETCO and now works at 3Red, a small trading firm in Chicago.
Front of 20 Years of PROMYS Celebration T-Shirt
Back of 20 Years of PROMYS Celebration T-Shirt