About Us

SAMMS is a summer school for undergraduate students, primarily from traditionally underrepresented minorities, who are considering advanced studies in mathematics beyond the baccalaureate degree and are curious to test the waters of graduate mathematics. SAMMS is organized by The Ohio State University and the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, and takes place at the Ohio State University's Department of Mathematics. The program consists of a four week mini-course curriculum with additional graduate school preparation activities.

SAMMS was successfully run at the Ohio State University during the Summers of 2011 through 2016 with participants from CUNY Lehman, Howard University, Florida A&M University, Morehouse College, Spelma College, New Jersey City University, Colgate, University of Texas Pan-American, Califorina State University - Northridge, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico, Universidad de Puerto Rico - Mayagüez and Cayey, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and The Ohio State University. The overwhelming positive feedback of participants in our final surveys and the affirmation of our philosophy above through many conversations with students was a strong encouragement for us to continue and expand this program.