The Pre-College Summer Intensive: Math Boot Camp for the Sciences will provide students with the math skills to succeed in the biological sciences. Through innovative, hands-on activities in mathematical problem solving, the Boot Camp will emphasize critical thinking and quantitative skills. The Boot Camp will consist of lessons in fundamental mathematics applied to problems in the life sciences. Units will include ratios and proportions, measurements and unit conversions, algebra, functions (including linear, exponential, and logarithmic), graphs, data analysis, and mathematical modeling. In addition to lessons, small group collaborative activities during which students work on problems assigned by the Boot Camp instructor will help students to communicate mathematical ideas with each other, learn how to cooperate and navigate among the ideas of their peers, and develop critical, creative, and analytical thinking skills. The Boot Camp will also feature two field trips to scientific/medical institutions as well as a guest speaker.
Dr. Ken Ching is Chair of the Division of the Sciences and Associate Professor of Mathematics at Marymount Manhattan College. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Mathematics from Tufts University and his B.A. from Columbia University. His area of research is group theory and his current research is on groups generated by hyperbolic reflections in classical geometries. Dr. Ching joined the MMC faculty in the fall of 2008. He previously taught at Salem State University, Boston University, and Harvard University. He has taught undergraduate math courses in basic algebra, intermediate algebra, quantitative reasoning, finite mathematics, analytic geometry, geometric structures, discrete structures, precalculus, business calculus, calculus I, II, & III, ordinary differential equations, elementary statistics, probability, mathematical statistics, abstract algebra, linear algebra, number theory, algebraic structures, coding theory, and cryptography; he has taught graduate math courses in linear algebra, number theory, cryptography, algebraic structures, complex analysis, and statistical inference.
Monday 7/10/17 to Thursday 7/27/17
Program Meeting Days and Times
Housing is not available to participants in this Pre-College Summer Intensive.
This is a non-credit intensive. College credit is not available.
Payment Due Dates
Deposit: $250 Due on or before 6/2/17
Final Payment: $950 Due on or before 6/19/17
On or before 7/7/17: 100% Refund
Between 7/7 and 7/9/17: 75% Refund
Between 7/10 and 7/12/17: 25% Refund
After 7/12/17: 0% Refund
- Marymount Pre-College Program Application Form.
- Marymount Pre-College Recommendation Form from a high school teacher.
Priority Application Date
The Marymount Pre-College Program Application Form and the Marymount Pre-College Recommendation Form from a high school teacher are due by May 1, 2017. Applications received after that date will be processed as they are received. Applicants who apply by the May 1st priority application date will be notified of acceptance into the program by May 15, 2017. Enrollment and registration in any Pre-College Summer Intensive Program does not imply acceptance into any degree program at Marymount Manhattan College.