NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH - MATHEMATICS ACCELERATION PROGRAM IN THE SUMMER (NIH-MAPS)

NIH-MAPS is an ideal program for students who want to enhance their math skills during the summer before their first semester of college.

  • Designed for incoming first-year students who are majoring in the sciences (Applied Physics, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science and Mathematics) but who have not yet taken and passed a calculus class in high school
  • Students participate in a 5-week intensive summer mathematics program just prior to their first Fall semester
  • Combines an innovative on-line mathematics instruction tool, ALEKS, with highly individualized classroom instruction
  • Students retake the ELM at the end of the program (if necessary) and receive customized advising to insure placement in the correct math course for Fall
  • Small class size insures plenty of time for one-on-one and small group instruction in a supportive environment
  • Guest lectures from science faculty on uses of mathematics in the sciences
  • No charge (but the program size is limited)
  • Apply on-line