PROMYS Foundation


PROMYS Foundation

The PROMYS Foundation supports PROMYS, the Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists, a summer math program for gifted high school students held at Boston University.

PROMYS alumni and friends at the 30th Anniversary Celebration

PROMYS alumni and friends at the 30th Anniversary Celebration

Latest News

  • July 26-28, 2019: PROMYS held its 30th Anniversary Celebration at Boston University. We had a great time celebrating this milestone for PROMYS with alumni and friends!

  • January 17, 2019: Alumni gathered in Baltimore, MD for a joint PROMYS-Ross reunion coinciding with the 2019 Joint Mathematics Meetings.

  • August 5, 2018: PROMYS hosted the annual Alumni event at Boston University, bringing together current students and PROMYS alumni. The guest speaker was Joshua Greene, president of the PROMYS Foundation, who spoke on Checker Stacks and Surreal Numbers.

  • Summer 2018: There were 56 first-year students and 22 returning students at PROMYS 2018. In addition, there were 4 junior counselors and 25 counselors. As always, thanks to the generosity of donors and sponsors, the cost of participation was subsidized to keep PROMYS affordable for families. In 2018, more than a third of students received additional need-based financial assistance in the form of full or partial scholarships.

  • 2018 Breakout Fellowship: The PROMYS Foundation was delighted to award the 2018 Breakout Fellowship to William Cowen-Breen of Cambridge, MA. William is a senior at Boston University Academy. Terence Tao, Richard Taylor, and Jacob Lurie, recipients of the inaugural Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics, very generously established the Breakout Fellowships for PROMYS in late 2014. These are full scholarships to PROMYS for mathematically talented students who might not otherwise be able to attend. The PROMYS alumni community matched the Breakout Fellowship donations to create and fully fund the Breakout Fellowship Endowment which will bring one Breakout Fellow to PROMYS every summer in perpetuity.

  • January 11, 2018: Alumni gathered in San Diego, CA for a reunion to coincide with the 2018 Joint Mathematics Meetings.

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