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 four to six 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.