Young Scholars Summer Program at UIC
This program is a fun introduction to exciting topics in mathematics, applications of mathematics, and the work mathematicians do in education, research, and industry. Each of the four one-week sessions will focus on a particular area of mathematics, not covered in a typical high school curriculum, and its applications to science, technology, and society.
Every day students will learn something new, get hands-on practice solving problems and exploring new topics, and hear a guest speaker describe their work and how it relates to mathematics. Students will learn what it’s like to major in math in college, learn about how math is used in different careers, and meet fellow students excited about learning math. The program is run by UIC faculty, and instruction will be provided by UIC faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate counselors.
The program runs in four one-week sessions starting June 28 and it is free to participate in. You are welcome to apply to any number of the sessions. For full consideration, please submit an application by May 18. Notifications will begin by June 1. Applications received after May 18 will be considered as space in the program permits. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.
The YSP at UIC is inspired by the YSP at the University of Chicago which has been running since 1988. The focus of the two summer programs is different: while the U Chicago YSP is a four-week, deep dive into one particular area of mathematics, the YSP at UIC is a series of one-week introductions to different topics in and applications of mathematics.