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Welcome To Project MEGSSS!
Project MEGSSS 2022 summer programs will be held in person – registration is open now!
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Elements of Mathematics
Students ages 10-14 who excel in math and whose abilities fall outside of the range of the usual classroom curricula, are qualified by testing. Qualified students have the opportunity to participate in an challenging summer program, leading to a once per week after-school experience. This program begins with a nomination. To nominate a student, click HERE.
This is an open program for students ages 10-13. We offer challenging mathematics experiences each summer for highly motivated, math-talented students. These students are generally scoring in the top 10% in mathematics.
During the school year, we offer occasional math workshops or bootcamps to students interested in expanding their math experiences, also with no qualification necessary.
At the end of our summer program, we ask the students to reflect on things they will remember, things they learned, and things they would change or keep. Here are some common responses: Things I learned... --that I was learning college math really early; --that logic is actually a class; --about propositional calculus and how to make and apply truth values; --about operational systems; and, --that you can make friends with anybody. Things I will remember... --building cool circuits with wires, resistors, capacitors, and chips with R.; --stretching my understanding much more than what I knew before; --notes are your best friend in tests and always take notes; --the wonderful teachers I had; --hanging out with all of my friends; and, --everything, because this camp is awesome!!!
<ul> <li>No where in his life has he had peers that were as excited and impassioned about math as he is, or teachers that could introduce him to ideas that challenge him in a deep way. He reads out loud to me the chapter names in each new Elements book he gets, so excited by the concepts and frameworks he has never encountered before. His homework is finished before I even think to mention it (and trust me, this is not the case for most of his schoolwork!). I really believe that knowing Wednesday is coming helps him get through the mundane and gives him a vision for the rest of his academic life.</li> <li>The highlight of the summer program was the care and interest that the teachers invested in the students. The care and investment in the students was obvious from the first day when I met the teachers until the very last day when the teachers shared with the parents. You have a gifted and motivated group of teachers!</li> </ul>
<ul> <li>So glad to hear the MEGSSS program is still going! I attended for several years in the 1980s when it was an up to six year program. It was a great experience and was my first opportunity to meet peers who were much smarter than me! I went on to attend Northwestern University (computer science) and Loyola University Chicago School of Law. All of that was not nearly as mentally stimulating and challenging as my time in MEGSSS!! My fond regards to the teachers!!</li> </ul> <ul> <li>I am an alumnus from MEGSSS from many, many years ago. I am a Forsyth School graduate from 2000 and graduated from John Burroughs School in 2006. I attended a summer session of MEGSSS during the summer of 5th and 6th grade. I have been thinking about my experience at MEGSSS lately, and found your website. I just wanted to update you on what your alumni are doing several years after the program. I am a graduate from George Washington University with a BA in International Affairs, concentrations in Africa and Conflict and Security, with a minor in History. I am currently a staffer for a US Congresswoman in her office on the Hill in Washington, DC. As I remember, MEGSSS was an extremely well-run program that allowed me to enter John Burroughs excellently prepared for the rigorous mathematics course load I undertook. To this day, I don't know how I ended up in the program. I don't see my self in any way possessing "extraordinary gifts in mathematics," but I feel very fortunate that I was able to benefit from the program.</li> </ul>