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Online Experiences for Smith Scholars (ONEXSS) is an online summer program that provides quantitative instruction for incoming first-year students. ONEXSS allows students to prepare for the rigors of quantitative study without leaving their homes or giving up valuable summer jobs, research opportunities, athletic competitions, or other pursuits. It is an experimental, cutting-edge program designed for experimental, cutting-edge scholars, and will accelerate your academic transition to Smith and provide you with access to a supportive group of peers and mentors before you ever set foot on campus!

You will learn some math, that’s for sure. But you are going to learn more than that. You are going to be talking to people starting at Smith, just like yourself. You will be talking to coaches who understand what it takes to succeed at Smith. And you will have the chance to interact with some Smith professors. The bottom line is that you are going to learn a lot about yourself and how to make it at Smith. It’s more than just math!

Every week you will be watching videos that will introduce a different topic. These topics may be something you’ve seen before. After the video, you will practice what you saw by doing some problems online. These problems will be similar to what you might see when you take introductory chemistry, physics, or economics course. We’re going to challenge you! But we’re also going to provide a lot of support. We will have a network of coaches that will meet with you every week online and work to help you out when you get stuck.

ONEXSS participants and coaches meet online! From the kickoff event all the way to the last module, you will be meeting with your coaches and peers online in the tools and platforms Smith provides to you. There is no travel involved, and you can complete this program right from your kitchen table, favorite spot at the library or wherever you have internet access!

Your ONEXSS coach will schedule your meeting time when it is most convenient for your group.

Nope. This is play purely for the “love of the game.”

Internet access and a computer or tablet with a webcam.

We will start informally in mid-June. But things will heat up June 29th when we unveil the first piece of math content. We will wrap things up by August 12th. ONEXSS students can expect to devote between 5 and 10 hours a week to the program while it is underway.

Smith is completely covering the cost so ONEXSS is free for you—you just need a computer and internet access to engage with your professor and peers!

 

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