| Boston University High School Honors Program |
six-week program for rising high school seniors (current high school
juniors). Choose between General Honors (actual Boston University classes) and
Research Internship in Science and Engineering (lab work with a
faculty mentor). The Summer 2005 session runs July 4–August 12. |
| Boston University Summer Challenge |
two-week, non-credit college preparatory program for rising high school sophomores,
juniors and seniors (current high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors).
Choose two academic seminars from creative writing, persuasive writing, business,
visual arts, law, international politics, psychology, and science. The Summer
2005 sessions run from June 19-July 1, July 10-July 22,
or July 31 to August 12. |
| Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS) |
offers a lively mathematical environment in which ambitious high school
students explore the creative world of mathematics. Through their
intensive efforts to solve a large assortment of unusually challenging
problems in Number Theory, the participants practice the art of
mathematical discovery — numerical exploration, formulation and critique of conjectures,
and techniques of proof and generalization. |
More experienced participants
may also study algebra, geometry and symmetry, or combinatorics.
Problem sets are accompanied by daily lectures given by research
mathematicians. In addition, a highly competent staff of 18
college-aged counselors live in the dormitories and are always available
to discuss mathematics with students. Each participant will meet
with professional mathematicians several times per week for problem-solving and
open-ended explorations. Special lectures by outside speakers offer a broad
view of mathematics and its role in the sciences.
a residential program designed for 65 ambitious high school students
in grades 9 through 12. Admission decisions will be
based on the following criteria: applicants' solutions to a
set of challenging problems included with the application packet; teacher
recommendations; high school transcripts; student essays explaining their interest in
Cost: The approximate cost for instruction and room
and board is $2,350. Books may cost an additional $100.
Financial aid is available. PROMYS is dedicated to the
principle that no student will be unable to attend because
of financial need.
PROMYS is directed by Professor Glenn Stevens.
Application materials can be obtained by writing to PROMYS, Department
of Mathematics, Boston University, 111 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215,
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org , by visiting our website at
http://www.promys.org, or by calling (617) 353-2563. Applications will be
accepted from February 1 until June 1, 2006.
Program Cost: $2350