An Evening of Dinner and Board Games

Our fourth annual Board Games Night will be held on Tuesday, December 13 from 6:30-9:30pm at the NoMad Hotel.  Supporters are invited to meet students and play our favorite games: Ricochet Robots, Set, chess, Apples to Apples, and more. 


How can we create a realistic pathway for underserved students to become scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and programmers?  Join us for a low-key evening of board games and dinner, and meet some truly amazing kids from across New York City who are growing up to achieve great things in STEM against all odds.

We'll have good food and drink, some of our staff and students for you to meet, and several games, many of which you might not have heard of!  If you're less interested in board games, we invite you to enjoy it as a simple reception and dinner.

The event begins at 6:30 with drinks and hors d'oeuvres, followed by dinner beginning at 7:30.  Feel free to show up at any time.  Business casual dress recommended.

Some Questions and Answers

What is BEAM?

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics is a project to help underserved students in New York City begin advanced study in math and science fields.  After a three-week residential summer program on a college campus where students learn advanced math, we help them enter into excellent schools and summer programs, supporting them throughout their 8th grade and high school years so that they can achieve at the highest levels.

Where do the students end up?

With our support, our alumni go on to attend selective high schools such as Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech, and Bard High School Early College; summer programs such as the Center for Talented Youth, MathPath, and the Mathworks Honors Summer Mathcamp at Texas State University; and enrichment programs such as the New York Math Circle and All Star Code.

The oldest BEAM students (our summer 2011 cohort) have just started college.  Many are planning to major in STEM fields.  They attend a range of private and public colleges, including Northeastern, Bard, Ithaca, the University of Rochester, Manhattan College, SUNY Albany, and CUNY's Lehman College. 

Can I come late?

You are welcome to come by at any time!  Feel free to leave a comment to tell us when to expect you so that we can order the appropriate amount of dinner.

What board games will there be?

That was the big question on our mind, too!  You can expect to see old standbys like chess, Set, Apples to Apples, and Ingenious, but also some more unusual games like Blokus, Ricochet Robots, Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Bohnanza, Tsuro, and Hanabi.

What if I don't like board games?

Well... you can come anyway.  More seriously, there will be great conversation and people to meet.

Is this a fundraising event?

We want to introduce people to our work.  We hope that you'll fall in love with it and decide to contribute, but above all our goal is to have a good time and get new supporters of all kinds.

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