Stony Brook’s Office of International Admissions hosted 36 high school students from China for two weeks this July. The summer enrichment program offered students the opportunity to participate in a Math League competition, take intensive English language classes, complete engineering coursework, and learn about the U.S. college application and admissions process.
Students met with faculty and participated in lectures and activities on main campus, the Southampton campus, and in Manhattan. They were exposed to many disciplines and potential fields of study, such as learning about glacial geology, participating in a civil engineering lab and observing sea life at the Marine Station and onboard the R/V Peconic.
The prestigious Math League Finalist Competition for grades 9 through 12, previously held at Stanford University, now takes place annually at Stony Brook. Students from North America and China were challenged with 10 individual questions and a 60-question, 45-minute speed round.
“This program showcases our campus to a select group of top high school scholars abroad,” said Rodney Morrison, Associate Provost for Enrollment and Retention Management. “I had the pleasure of conducting an exercise with them to work on noncognitive skills such as communication and leadership. These students are typically looking to enroll at some of the most selective schools in the U.S. and abroad.”
This is the second year Stony Brook has held the summer enrichment program.