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BEAM has been featured in numerous publications, including these:
Want to read even more? Here’s our master list of coverage on BEAM since 2011.
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.
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.
The Chronicle of Philanthrophy named BEAM founder and the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc. Executive Director, Daniel Zaharopol, as one of “15 More People Changing the Nonprofit World”.
In fall 2017, the Manhattan Institute announced the award of the 2017 Richard C. Cornuelle Award for Social Entrepreneurship to BEAM. In an accompanying feature in Forbes, Howard Husock profiles BEAM and our role in developing our student's latent potential.
Daniel Zaharopol, an alumnus of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY), was profiled in October 2017 in the Johns Hopkins University Hub, where he discussed both BEAM and his own experience at CTY.
“What you had access to before MIT affected your transition and what doors were open for you.” BEAM founder Daniel Zaharopol spoke with his alma mater, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, about his experiences before and during college and how they inspired the founding of BEAM.
In summer 2017, Have You Heard visited BEAM Summer Away's Union College site and interviewed Senior Director of Programs Lynn Cartwright-Punnett about her background and her role at BEAM.
Fox News features an op-ed co-authored by Harold Levy (Executive Director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation) and our own Daniel Zaharopol on BEAM's role in supporting low-income "math nerds".
An April 2017 article from the LA Daily News announces BEAM's forthcoming expansion to Los Angeles.
On March 5, 2017, Sylvia Ortega, High School Program Social Worker at BEAM, appeared on ABC 7’s “El Tiempo” to discuss the Latino College Expo and her current work at BEAM.
A February 2017 feature article from The New York Times introduces us to JJ, Thays, Emyr, and our new program, BEAM 6 (which has since been renamed to BEAM Discovery).
An accompanying feature on The New York Times website allows you to try out a few of BEAM's Challenge Problems.
The story was also picked up by WNYC's "Leonard Lopate Show," interviewing JJ, Thays, Emyr, and journalist Amy Harmon about BEAM 6.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold Levy writes for The 74 about the search for "hidden figures" and BEAM's role in this talent development.
Education Week discusses the lack of diversity in elite math competitions and features BEAM as an organization working to change the face of these competitions in a May 2016 article.
The Atlantic features BEAM in an article about the growing culture of advanced mathematics in March 2016.
Black Enterprise profiled BEAM in May 2016, sharing the work we do to help students from low-income communities "discover the power and beauty of math."
Daniel Zaharopol, BEAM's founder and Executive Director, writes a May 2016 opinion piece in Bloomberg View, detailing our approach to creating STEM opportunities for students in low-income communities, and the role those opportunities play in alleviating poverty.
The Washington Post picked up the story on the advanced math ecosystem, crediting BEAM for providing interesting math to students.
Chalkbeat New York profiled BEAM in November 2015.
The National Partnership for Educational Access featured BEAM in the Member Spotlight in fall 2015.
Time Warner Cable's "It Ain't Rocket Science" visited in 2014.
Andy Reyes (BEAM class of 2013) advanced to the state level of MATHCOUNTS in March 2014. He was the only public school student scoring in the top 10 in the Bronx.
Mo Omar blogged for the American Mathematical Society about his experience on the faculty in summer 2013.
The New York Times featured our first summer in 2011.
Big Green TV produced a short documentary video about the 2011 program, "Math: Adds Up to More Than You Think", which aired on PBS Station WMHT TV.
Please note, all references from before October 2015 use our former name (the Summer Program in Mathematical Problem Solving, or SPMPS).