Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics
BEAM (link) is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating pathways for under-served students – particularly, low-income and minority students – in STEM, with a focus on mathematics. In particular, BEAM
Provides immersive mathematical experiences through summer programs and additional year-round activities (such as organizational help, academic counseling, and advanced academic programs).
Fosters a supportive community focused on students that includes STEM teachers, mentors, and professionals.
Prepare students for college, especially in STEM fields.
I served as a faculty member for BEAM Summer Away (the residential program for rising 8th grade students) during the summers of 2018 and 2019. I was at Union College for 2019 and Bard College for 2018. You can find more details here.
For BEAM Summer Away, I have developed and taught two of my own courses:
What is Infinity? – A course designed to answer the questions What is Infinity? and Are there multiple infinities? using basic set theory
Mathematics of Social Choice – An introduction to understanding fairness mathematically, focusing on fair division and voting theory
BEAM 2019 Union College Faculty
Beam 2019 Shirt Design
Two students in What is Infinity? (2019)
Two students and a counselor in What is Infinity? (2019)
A student in What is Infinity? (2018)
BEAM 2018 Bates College Group Photo
Another student in What is Infinity? (2018)