Boston University Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists



A rigorous math program for motivated high schoolers, PROMYS exposes students to an assortment of difficult problems in number theory. The day begins with a morning lecture in number theory, with experienced students also attending seminars on other advanced topics. Pupils spend the rest of the day working on problem sets; some work in groups, others alone. Boys and girls are advised by resident college-age counselors who are working toward math careers. As an additional resource, senior mathematicians hold problem sessions thrice weekly for groups of 11 or 12 students.

General Info

Name Boston University Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists
Location Boston, MA
Year-round Contacts 617-353-2563
Program Focuses & Features Math
Grade Range (rising grades) 9-12
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 14-18
Application Deadline May
Director Glenn Stevens, Director
Residential Fee $2700 (+$100), 6 weeks.
Year Established 1989
Dates & Sessions July-Aug; 1 session, 6 weeks long


Glenn Stevens, Director