- Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate mathematics coursework, as evidenced by an official transcript.
- Demonstrated potential in mathematics research, as evidenced by letters of recommendation, papers, lectures, interviews, etc.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate mathematics effectively, at the graduate and undergraduate levels, as evidenced by tutoring, teaching, video presentations, interviews, etc.
- Acceptance, without financial aid, into a graduate program in mathematics at a college or university in the Boston area.
The Robert Brian Massey (RBM) Fellowship provides year-long support, including tuition, health fees, and a stipend. During the school year, RBM Fellows are required to engage, for 12 hours per week, in activities that are directly related to the Worldwide Center of Mathematics (WWCoM); such activities could include proofreading mathematics textbooks, writing solutions to mathematics exercises, recording mathematics videos, and acting as a teaching assistant in a class which uses materials produced by the WWCoM. RBM Fellows are required to work at the WWCoM, full-time, for 3 summer months before their first year of graduate school, pursuing research and producing educational materials.
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Robert Brian Massey (1934-2012) tripled-majored in mathematics, physics, and astronomy at the University of Florida. He continued to explore, and be fascinated by, mathematics and science throughout his life, and instilled deep intellectual curiosity in his sons and in essentially everyone that knew him.