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 two two-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 2022 program will run in two two-week sessions and is free to participate in. Lunches will be provded for students. The topics covered are:
- Session 1: June 20 - July 1: Mathematical Modeling
- Session 2: July 5 - July 15: Classic Theorems and Conjectures in Mathematics
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 two-week introductions to different topics in and applications of mathematics.
The two sessions are both filled now, and registration for YSP 2022 is now closed.