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Continuing our commitment to encourage under-represented students to further their education and to enter the field of mathematics, the Rice University Mathematics Department will sponsor a 2-week course for Houston Independent School District high school students. The program will not only teach the students about an interesting math topic, but will also include strategies on applying to college and obtaining financial aid. The participants will also have the opportunity to meet and interact with some young professionals who are employed in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.

Professor Putman, a Rice undergraduate, received his PhD Degree from the University of Chicago and has been a member of the Mathematics Department since 2010. This year he received both a prestigious NSF CAREER grant as well as a Sloan Fellowship. This fellowship is given to early career scientists to acknowledge the quality of their current work as well as their unique potential to make substantial contributions to mathematics. More from the Rice News …

The Program is supported by the National Science Foundation grant DMS-1255350.