Boston University
Department of Mathematics
111 Cummington Mall
Boston, MA 02215

P: (617) 353-2563
F: (617) 353-8100

Director: Glenn H. Stevens

Contact: Dafna Shulman-Petrover
P: (617) 353-2563
F: (617) 353-8100

Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)

Year Program Started: 1989

Max. Participants/Year: 80

Application Deadline: May 1

Program Timeframe: July - August (six weeks)

Academic Level Targeted: grades 9-12

Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group

Type of Program: education

Program Attributes: non-credit

Program Acceptance Requirements: class year (grades 9-12), GPA/academic standing (teacher recommendation)

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: mathematics

Additional Comments: Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS) offers a lively mathematical environment in which ambitious high school students practice the art of mathematical discovery, numerical exploration, formulation and critique of conjectures, and techniques of proof and generalization. Applications are available online at: