What did last year's students say about BEAM Next?
With support from BEAM Next, Isabella applied to NYU's ARISE program and was accepted. She spent the summer working in a lab at the Tandon School of Engineering, building and refining a walking robot.
With support from BEAM, Luis applied to CTY when he was in 8th grade. He was accepted into the CTY scholars program, and has spent the last two summers at CTY camps.
Sign up for BEAM Next (Fall Term)!
Do you miss your friends from BEAM? Do you want to do something fun on the weekend? Or do you just want to get out of your house? Come to BEAM's Saturday classes!
- 11:45am - 1:15pm: Life Skills/Things You Need to Know (read more below)
- 1:15pm - 2:15pm: Lunch, hangout with your friends, activities
- 2:15pm - 3:45pm: Engaging math, science, and programming classes (read more below)
Pizza lunch will be provided!
Dates (Fall Trimester)
- September 8, 15, 22, 29
- October 6, 13, 20
- November 3, 10, 17
Can't make these dates? You can sign up for the winter trimester (December - March) in November.
The program will be at NYU's Courant Institute. You can find directions here.
Every other month or so we will have a special event instead of regular class. Examples include visiting a lab at a local university or visiting local STEM businesses. We will also have several panels, with opportunities to talk to professionals in different fields about their jobs.
These trips will only be open to BEAM Next students who have great attendance.
life skills and things you need to know (everyone)
For 11th grade students: SAT/ACT Prep
By the fall of your senior year, you need the SAT or ACT score you're going to apply to college with. How important is this test score? Colleges will tell you that it's not the only thing they care about, and that's true: they do care about your grades, your essays, etc. But if you want to get into your dream school, and if you want to be considered for a scholarship, you need a test score that stands out. You don't have to be a genius to ace these tests. You do have to know your grammar rules, remember all the little topics from three years of math, and practice your strategies and timing. This class will give you practice tests, a full content review, and all the strategies for maximizing your score.
For 9th and 10th grade students
This class will cover several different topics to help with school and life. Examples include study tips, managing stress, getting organized and using schedules, etc. You'll also get a chance to share with your BEAM friends how your week has been, what has gone well and what struggles you have, and brainstorm together how to improve.
Plus, pick one of the following courses:
Apply mathematical logic by building circuits to control lights and motors. Learn the basics of circuit design.
Learn to program! You will learn to program in Python, and will create a large project (for example, a computer game or web application).
Genetics meets mathematics
How cool is the study of genetics? Really, really cool. It's the study of every single aspect of every living thing, at the molecular level. It's the study of evolution, of crop productivity, of cancer. And what does it have to do with math? Everything. It's logic puzzles and probability analyses, quadratic functions and regressions. Genes are too small to see, so studying them is one giant logic puzzle, where scientists use everything from simple tables to computer programs that take months to run to figure out what's going on. Take this class to learn about the fascinating world of genetics.
Number theory is one of the most beautiful parts of mathematics. It tells us how numbers work. It tells us why there are infinitely many prime numbers, why many square roots are irrational and can't be written as fractions, and what patterns do (and don't) exist among all the integers. It's also useful: it's the basis of cryptography that allows us to send secure messages online.
This class will be an introduction to number theory, allowing us to explore this beautiful piece of math. It's going to be a lot of fun, and you're going to learn how mathematicians think, but it's really for people who want to do some math proofs!
Calculus introduces some new, very cool concepts about how functions work and how to use them. This course will dig deep into the foundational concepts of the subject. You should be taking at least pre-calculus to be in this class, but you don't need to be in a calculus class.
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