The Q Project supports the development of mathematical, logical, computational, and statistical problem-solving skills that are required in quantitative disciplines across the Bryn Mawr curriculum, and by the complex challenges of our increasingly quantitative world.
The Q Project encompasses the Q Center, Q Mentors, Q Placement, and QUAN (quantitative reasoning) courses.
The Q Center supports students who are doing quantitative work in introductory courses across the Social Science and Science disciplines. The Q Center is a collaborative study space that provides a welcoming location for individual work, study groups, and collaboration with Q Mentors.
The Q Center is housed in Canwyll House West, behind the Campus Center. The Q Center includes several study rooms that are outfitted with huge white boards, comfortable chairs, and moveable tables. These study rooms provide an inviting work space for groups of 4 to 6 students.
Q Mentors are dedicated, passionate, and compassionate students whose interests span many disciplines. Mentors are trained to help students improve their problem-solving strategies, hone their quantitative reasoning skills, and allay their math anxieties. Q Mentors host Q Center drop-in study sessions in which students may explore concepts from their coursework.
Q Mentors participate in ongoing training throughout the year to improve their interpersonal, coaching, and quantitative skills. Q Mentors are selected in accordance with their commitment to transforming quantitative study, and the recommendation of the faculty.