Become a UA Math Problem Solving (PS) Scholar


Application for Fall 2018 is now open. Please fill out the form on the right to apply.

Are you a student in Math 112 or a Math 120R?

Are you a Community College transfer or a First-Generation STEM major?

If so, you may qualify join the UA Math Problem-Solving Scholars program, a project and research study sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

"The class I took helped me so much in my math course, it was engaging, fun, and it was during time I would have been studying anyway! The mentor sessions also expanded my horizons career-wise, and led me to consider summer internship opportunities I was not aware of. I would definitely participate in this program again!"

Why become a Math PS Scholar?

  • Scholars get two weekly hours of dedicated, small group mathematical problem-solving
  • Scholars get experience in doing math effectively with peers
  • Scholars have dedicated time to meet and interact with experienced faculty mentors

If you join the Math PS Scholar program, what will you have to do?

  • Attend an individual mentoring session, with an experienced mathematics mentor
  • Sign up for our 1-unit Math Problem-Solving course, where you will strengthen your problem-solving skills, working with peers
  • Complete some surveys and assessments on math, mentorship, and your college experience

If you complete the program what will you receive?

  • A certificate of completion, stating you completed all Math PS Scholar requirements
  • A $200 successful completion stipend

The UA Math PS Scholars Program is a project and research study sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), to improve STEM performance and persistence. An Institutional Review Board at the University of Arizona has reviewed and approved this project/study.

This material is based upon work supported by NSF under Grant No.1644899. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Questions? Please contact:

Dr. Guadalupe Lozano

(520) 621-1562