The Early Mathematics Computational Cohort (E=MC^{2}) is an integrated set of mathematics courses at BYU in Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 for first or second year undergraduates who are majoring in or are interested in mathematics or related fields. All interested students meeting the prerequisites are invited to participate. Students in the cohort will take eight credits together as a group each semester, including both classroom and computer lab credits, and will become proficient both in proving mathematical results and in writing computer code to apply theory to realworld problems.
Why participate?

Develop coding, proof, and problemsolving skills

Learn from awardwinning instructors

Build friendships with a group of fellow students who also enjoy mathematics

Build interpersonal and communication skills, teamwork, leadership

Make rapid progress toward graduation

Do fun mathematics!
Students who complete the E=MC^{2} program will have completed a mathematics minor by the end of the year and will be well into the mathematics major. Whatever your path—an undergraduate mathematics major, the ACME program in mathematics, undergraduate research, or a double major—you will be well prepared to begin your next mathematical adventure.