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.

Keep in touch with PROMYS alumni and friends with the alum site.

PROMYS 2017 Students and Counselors

Students, Counselors and Professors of PROMYS 2017

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

  • August 5, 2017: Alumni and current PROMYS students gathered at Boston University. The alum guest speaker was Jonathan Hanke, who gave a talk titled, "What's so special about eight dimensions anyway?"

  • Summer 2017: There were 50 first-year students, 25 returning students, and 25 counselors at PROMYS 2017. As always, thanks to the generosity of donors and sponsors, the cost of participation was subsidized to keep PROMYS affordable for families. In 2017, a third of students received additional need-based financial assistance in the form of full or partial scholarships.

  • 2017 Breakout Fellowship: The PROMYS Foundation was delighted to award the 2017 Breakout Fellowship to Haneul Shin of River Edge, New Jersey. Haneul is a junior at Bergen County Academies. 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.

  • 2017 Mehta Fellowship: The PROMYS Foundation was excited to announce the awarding of eight Mehta Fellowships to PROMYS in 2017. Separately funded by sponsors Nicholas Nash, the Indira Foundation, and, these are full scholarships for mathematically talented, low-income students from India. The fellowships cover tuition, room and board, books, visa fees, and round-trip airfare from India. Thanks to the generosity of the Mehta sponsors, there were three first-year Mehta fellows at PROMYS 2017 in addition to five returning Mehta fellows.

  • 2017 Yongren Fellowship: The PROMYS Foundation was delighted to award the inaugural Yongren Fellowship to Zehong Zong from Zhengzhou, in Henan Province in east-central China. Funded by a generous family foundation, the Yongren Fellowship was established to enable the participation in PROMYS of a mathematically talented, low-income student from China. The fellowship includes a full scholarship to PROMYS (including tuition, room and board), plus round-trip airfare from China, visa application fees, and books.
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