Congratulations!

Congratulations on being accepted to the BEAM Pathway Program for 2019!  This summer, you will live on a college campus, learn amazing mathematics from top instructors, and discover great new friends who all love math.  After the summer, we will help you get into great high schools, other summer programs, math contests, and much more.

This page contains all the information you need for this summer.  Everything here has also been mailed to you. At the end of the summer, this page will announce alumni events and opportunities.

Welcome and pizza lunch

If you did not get the chance to join us for a meal and learn more about the program you can watch the event in the link below:

Registration Material, Information, and Forms 

  • Program flyer English, Spanish

  • Program information:

    • Bard College program information, including how to contact students during the summer can be found here.

    • Union College program information, including how to contact students during the summer can be found here.

  • Registration Forms for Bard can be found here.

  • Registration Forms for Union can be found here.

Drop-off Information 

On Sunday, July 7, all students will meet at a central location to board the bus to campus. If you are going to the Union College Site, please arrive by 11am.  If you are going to the Bard College Site, please arrive by 12pm (noon).  Information about the meeting spot will be provided later in the spring.

Math! 

We've prepared a bunch of great math videos and a link to some nice math problems.

Challenge Problem

Here's the first Challenge Problem for this summer!  Challenge problems are given to everyone at the program and you can work together.

A palindrome is a number that reads the same backwards and forwards, such as 1331 or 97879.  Find a positive number other than 1 that divides all four-digit palindromes.  Why is every four-digit palindrome divisible by that number?

A complete answer to this question requires more than just finding the number (but that's probably the first step).  You also have to prove that it works: explain why every four-digit palindrome actually is divisible by that number.

That's all for now...

See you this summer, and don't forget to send e-mail or call if you have any questions.