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The Harvard College Emerging Scholars Program is an academic enrichment program that seeks to support STEM-interested students who are enrolled in introductory calculus. The program itself provides auxiliary support in a variety of ways, outside of a participating student's enrollment in Math M.ESP Scholars at dinner in Venice, Italy.

  •  Participation in a year-long Emerging Scholars seminar. A weekly seminar with math department faculty will focus on higher-level problem solving & cognition and offers students the opportunity to apply mathematical concepts to fields of interest. Complex multi-step problems and in-class projects are chosen to highlight problem-solving techniques such as generalization, induction, analogy, variation, reverse engineering, and specialization. Students collaborate to build mathematical models, critique arguments, analyze data, and present policy recommendations.
  • Personalized academic advising and support. Students participating in the program will have access to an experienced and knowledgeable team of academic advisors, which include long-time members of the Board of Freshman Advisors and alumni of the College, with faculty connections across the university. 

  • Unique opportunities to engage with faculty in an engaging and insightful faculty lunch series.

  • Extracurricular social events such as field trips, movie nights, coffee hours, and other excursions on and off campus.

  • Preparation for summer research and study.  We work alongside students to find summer opportunities that help progress them along their plan of study. (For example, a summer study abroad with second-semester calculus, where suitable.) 

  • The opportunity to pursue service volunteering in the Cambridge-Allston community is available through a variety of relationships with area-based non-profits.