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.
The CMI-PROMYS International Alliance fully funded the PROMYS participation of thirteen European students in 2014, rather than the anticipated ten. Formed in 2013, the CMI-PROMYS International Alliance is an expansion of the long standing PROMYS partnership with the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) which generously funded the scholarships. The CMI-PROMYS Scholars were selected from the large and impressive pool of scholarship applicants from 27 European countries. Scholarship Finalists were interviewed via Skype or telephone by PROMYS alumni from Europe. The CMI-PROMYS Scholars followed up their six weeks at PROMYS with participation in the one-week residential Oxford Masterclasses in Geometry, at Oxford University, England.
Please click here for more details about the Alliance, the Oxford Masterclasses, and the CMI-PROMYS Scholarships.
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
Alum Hirsh Jain's TEDx Talk: "To Think Deeply Of Simple Things"