Many MC2 students over the years have participated in UChicago’s Young Scholars Program. That program continues, but has now expanded to UIC! The key differences between the programs:
- UChicago YSP is a 4 week commitment starting the week of July 5th, serving 7th to 12th graders. Their website should be updated with the Summer 2021 application soon.
- UIC YSP is a series of four 1-week programs, the first starting on June 28th. You can participate in as many or as few as you’d like! Students must currently be in 9th to 12th grade (aka Rising 10th to 13th graders).
My colleague Will Perkins at UIC shared the following detail for UIC’s program:
The program is run by UIC faculty, and instruction will be provided by UIC faculty and graduate students.
Each day will run from 9:30am to 3:00pm and the daily schedule will include
9:30-10:30: arrival and mathematical lecture
10:45-12:00 small group problem solving
12:00-1:00 lunch break
1:00-2:00 invited speaker or video
2:00-3:00 small group activities
Week 1 June 28 – July 2: Probability, games, and statistics
Week 2 July 6 – July 9: Number theory and cryptography
Week 3 July 12 – July 16: Graph theory
Week 4 July 19 – July 23: Algorithms and social networks