NESP (NORTHWESTERN EMERGING SCHOLARS PROGRAM)
There is a wider, richer world of mathematics lying outside the confines of calculus! The Northwestern Emerging Scholars Program (NESP) community wants to convince you of this, especially if your prior training has left you with the misconception that mathematics somehow is not for you.
- NESP offers a fun, social, and stakes-free introduction to mathematics seldom seen in high school or first-year college courses.
- In addition to weekly mathematical explorations lead by undergraduates (and fueled by pizza), NESP participants will have the chance to meet students and faculty at a variety of social and speaking events.
- There are no assignments or quizzes, and no prerequisites.
- NESP will strengthen your reasoning and communication skills and help you develop a mathematical toolkit that can be applied to all of your STEM courses (calculus included)!
- Funded by an MAA Tensor SUMMA grant, a founding objective of NESP is to strengthen the Northwestern mathematics community by making it more diverse and inclusive. We strongly encourage applicants from backgrounds and identities underrepresented in mathematics to apply.
Here are some anonymous comments from past participants on their experience with NESP:
“I felt like I could actually focus on learning math rather than competing with others on problems. I also loved that the upperclassmen would stop by the breakout rooms to help us out with problems (they're super knowledgeable!)”
“I really enjoyed being part of NESP and look forward to any future events!”
Apply to be a part of the NESP community today
- The online application will close at 5 pm on Sunday, September 24, 2023.
- The program will meet on Wednesdays or Thursdays at 6pm. Pizza will be served.
- For more information, you may contact Professor Cherry Ng, or Professor Cristina Sizemore.