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BEAM has been featured in numerous publications, including these:

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  • BEAM students Youmna Nasr and Agata Regula are featured in “Serving the Math Whiz Kids” by Kathy Baron on the website EducationNext, which discusses filling the equity gaps in advanced programs for kids with high potential in math. Lynn Cartwright-Punnett, Executive Director of New York Programs for BEAM, and Richard Rusczyk, Board Chair for the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc., are also interviewed.

  • BEAM student Camia King Cupid talks about how BEAM helped her prepare for the NYC specialized high school test in this two-part report from Bronx News 12 (links are here and here). Camia is one of only seven Black students admitted to Stuyvesant High School in 2018. Executive Director Dan Zaharopol is also interviewed.

  • In February 2019, BEAM College Support Coordinator, Ayinde Alleyne, was named as a 2019 PASEsetter for his exemplary contributions to the field of after-school education. Ayinde gave an acceptance speech that referenced the support he received growing up and his dream that BEAM students will go even farther than he himself has.


+ 2018

  • BEAM was featured in the December 2018 “Giving Guide” from Crain’s New York Business. An accompanying article shares BEAM’s role in reducing income inequality by investing in students.
  • Richard Rusczyk, Board Chair for the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc., discusses math enrichment, BEAM, and more on the American Enterprise Institute podcast, “The Report Card with Nat Malkus,” aired in November 2018.
  • Dr. Dan May, a BEAM Summer Away faculty member, gave a talk for Black Hills State University's "Geek Speak" lecture series, entitled "Bridging the Gap: Diversity in the STEM Pipeline." He was also interviewed on South Dakota Public Broadcasting's program In the Moment about his experiences teaching at BEAM.
  • An August 2018 article in “FutureEd” details the educational excellence gap and identifies BEAM as a promising program to address the gaps at the highest levels of developmental mathematics.
  • Our own Emmanuel Ruiz (10th grade) shared his reactions to the high school admissions process in a June 2018 article in Chalkbeat NY. The article also quotes his advisor, Lynn Cartwright-Punnett, BEAM's Senior Director of Programs.
  • Dr. Maria Klawe and Dr. Mohamed Omar, both of Harvey Mudd College, describe BEAM as “a successful model for helping students achieve in math and pursue higher education” in this April 2018 article in Forbes on diversifying math enrichment programs.
  • In spring 2018, BEAM founder and the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc. Executive Director, Daniel Zaharopol, was recognized with the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award by the University of Illinois Department of Mathematics. Dan and BEAM were subsequently featured in the University of Illinois College of Liberal Arts & Sciences alumni newsletter, the University of Illinois News-Gazette, and also by the Big Ten Network.
  • Richard Rusczyk, founder of the Art of Problem Solving and President of the Board for the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc., talks about the impetus for his support of BEAM in this interview from Education Week.
  • In March 2018, Daniel Zaharopol gave a talk at the Institute for Advanced Study.

+ 2017

+ 2016

+ 2015

  • Chalkbeat New York profiled BEAM in November 2015.
  • The National Partnership for Educational Access featured BEAM in the Member Spotlight in fall 2015.

+ 2014 and earlier

Please note, all references from before October 2015 use our former name (the Summer Program in Mathematical Problem Solving, or SPMPS).

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