Program Details

“EQUIP has allowed me to realize that science and math are fields that are ever-changing and important to the future of our society. EQUIP has made me even more excited to be part of the scientific community here at Southwestern.”

EQUIP is offered free of charge to invited students. There are a limited number of spots for each year’s cohort, and spots are offered on a first-come first-served basis. Students are accepted for the program until we have reached capacity. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EQUIP’s summer 2021 program will be conducted virtually, online. 
EQUIP consists of two components:
  1. Virtual two-week summer program. The program begins July 19th. Students participate in math classes that provide them with an active and immersive learning experience, and they also attend online social events with their EQUIP peers. 

  2. Academic-year component. Students will enroll in Calculus I for the Fall semester with Dr. Futamura (unless they already have college credit). EQUIP students are enrolled in Dr. Marr’s First-Year Seminar (FYS) course: Reimagining the Scientist. 

In addition, all EQUIP students will be given Chromebooks to ensure complete access to the program during online components in July. Upon the successful completion of the summer EQUIP program, students will keep their Chromebooks.

Questions regarding the EQUIP Program can be directed to the following mathematics faculty:

Dr. Fumiko Futamura                                                  
Professor of Mathematics                         

Dr. Alison Marr
Professor of Mathematics