Boston University, PROMYS

Program ID: 99-CA19 [#778]
Program Title: PROMYS Counselors 2019
Program Type: Undergraduate program
Program Location: Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map]
Starting Date: 2019/06/28
Application Deadline: 2019/03/15help popup finished (2019/01/09, finished 2019/09/22)
Program Description:    

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The Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS) invites undergraduate students to apply to be a counselor for the 2019 summer session. PROMYS is a six-week summer program for talented high school students held at Boston University. The 2019 program will run from Friday, June 28 to Saturday, August 10.

PROMYS counselors live on campus at Boston University with PROMYS students. Counselors are expected to engage in their own mathematical pursuits at PROMYS; therefore, each counselor is assigned only three to five students. Counselor duties include providing feedback on their first-year students' daily number theory problem sets, supporting students in their mathematical explorations, and serving as a mathematical role model. In addition, counselors may supervise a research project, give lectures on a topic of interest for students or other counselors, and/or participate in advanced seminars. Counselors are selected primarily based on their mathematical experience and commitment to helping to create a strong mathematical community.

Counselors will be paid a $3,800 stipend and provided with room and board for the six weeks of PROMYS.

A complete application consists of the following:

AMS Standard Coversheet: Please give your full name and list your permanent address for your "Complete Mailing Address" and your college/university and address at school with your Institution information.  Even though it is optional in the form, please include your anticipated graduation year.

Curriculum Vitae: Attach a current CV or resume.

Unofficial Transcript: Attach a transcript that shows all your university-level courses to date, and your performance in each.  The transcript can be unofficial.

Two letters of reference: Ask two people familiar with your mathematical abilities and achievements to submit letters for you through this site.

Personal Statements: Please respond to each of the following prompts.  Each response should be less than one page long.
  1. Please tell us about the courses you have taken in university-level mathematics.  We are particularly interested in your background in Number Theory and Abstract Algebra.
  2. Do you have any work experience that might be relevant to PROMYS?  For example, have you ever participated in a program of this sort (such as Ross or Hampshire)?
  3. Please tell us about your mathematical interests.  Why would you like to be a PROMYS counselor?
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For more information, please see our website.  PROMYS does not discriminate on the grounds of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or national origin in the operation of its program or in its admissions, hiring, or financial aid decisions.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the program description.

Further Info:
Dr. Li-Mei Lim, Assistant Director of PROMYS
Department of Mathematics
Boston University
111 Cummington Mall
Boston, MA 02215

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