MathROOTS is a 14-day summer program at MIT hosted by MIT PRIMES for promising high school students from underrepresented backgrounds or underserved communities who are interested in exploring creative topics in mathematics.
MathROOTS 2016 will take place at MIT from June 19 to July 3, 2016.
The inaugural MathROOTS program in 2015 invited 20 students from across the United States to spend 10 days at MIT.
Mission: The goal of MathROOTS is to increase diversity in the mathematical community by helping strong students from underrepresented backgrounds develop their interest in mathematics and to set them on a path toward pursuing a math-based major in college.
Founded in 2015, MathROOTS was inspired by the PAMO 2012 pilot project, documented in this video by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. It is hosted at MIT by the MIT PRIMES program, and led by MIT faculty, staff, and students with a special interest and background in creative and competitive mathematics.