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.
PROMYS is delighted to announce that the CMI-PROMYS International Alliance will be fully funding the PROMYS participation of thirteen European students, 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 is generously funding the scholarships. The CMI-PROMYS Scholars have been 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 will follow 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.
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.
Alum Hirsh Jain's TEDx Talk: To Think Deeply Of Simple Things