Resources for undergraduates

Resources for Undergraduate Mathematics Programs and Grants

 

  1. Summer Programs (including ones specifically for women)
  2. Semester to Year Long Programs
  3. Preparing for Graduate School
  4. Resources for women (specifically)
  5. Funding
  6. Additional Resources

1. SUMMER PROGRAMS

Lots of summer REU programs listed on the AMS website.

http://www.ams.org/programs/students/emp-reu

Lots of summer REU programs listed on the NSF website.

https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.jsp?unitid=5044

Has some REUs listed that are not on the AMS website.

General resource for math programs:

https://www.mathprograms.org/db/programs

Contains a list of REUs and workshops, many of which are designed for undergraduates.

Park City Math Institute Undergraduate Summer School:

https://pcmi.ias.edu/program-ugss/2015

Summer school intended for undergraduates at all levels, from first-year students to those who have just completed their undergraduate education. There will be many organized activities, with some specifically targeted at students at the introductory level and others at more advanced students. There will also be time for study groups and individual projects guided by advisors, as well as other activities. (Website has not been updated for the 2016 year yet.)

NSA (National Security Agency) Director’s Summer Program:

https://www.nsa.gov/careers/opportunities_4_u/students/undergraduate/dsp.shtml

Program designed for undergraduate math majors solving problems internal to the NSA, which often involve applications of abstract algebra, geometry, number theory, analysis, probability, statistics, combinatorics, graph theory, algorithms, and computer science.

Los Alamos National Lab Undergraduate Student Program

http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/student-internships/undergraduate/

A program designed for students who know of a particular person at Los Alamos that they would like to intern with. Appointments for undergraduates can be for a summer, part-time, or full-time while still enrolled in their institution.  Math undergraduates may be most interested in the subareas of Information Sciences, Computing, and Applied Math.

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Internships

https://intern.nasa.gov/ossi/web/public/guest/searchOpps/

Various opportunities in applied mathematics. Interested applicants may search the internship database based on their undergraduate year.  Programs can be for a summer, semester, or year.

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Carleton College Summer Mathematics Program for Women

http://www.math.carleton.edu/smp/index.html -- did not run in 2015

Program meant to encourage and support women in their study of mathematics. Goals of the program include:

  • introducing students to new areas of mathematics;
  • honing students' mathematical reasoning, proof writing, problem solving, and presentation skills;
  • building self-confidence, encouraging enthusiasm for mathematics, and increasing awareness of opportunities for continued study in the mathematical sciences;
  • connecting students into a supportive network of other female college math majors, graduates and professionals to support them through their graduate studies in mathematics.

Edge Program for Women in Mathematics

http://www.edgeforwomen.org

The EDGE Program is administered by Morehouse and Pomona Colleges with the goal of strengthening the ability of women students to successfully complete PhD programs in the mathematical sciences and place more women in visible leadership roles in the mathematics community. Along with the summer session, EDGE supports an annual conference, travel for research collaborations, travel to present research and other open-ended mentoring activities

Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM) at GWU -- did not run in 2015

http://www.gwu.edu/~spwm/index.html

A five-week intensive program for mathematically- talented undergraduate women who are completing their junior year and may be contemplating graduate study in the mathematical sciences. Goals of this program are to communicate an enthusiasm for mathematics, to develop research skills, to cultivate mathematical self-confidence and independence, and to promote success in graduate school.

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2. SEMESTER TO YEAR-LONG PROGRAMS:

 

Math in Moscow:

http://www.ams.org/programs/travel-grants/mimoscow

This program was created to provide students (primarily from the U.S., Canada & Europe) with a semester-long, mathematically intensive program of study in the Russian tradition.  The main feature of the Russian tradition of teaching mathematics has always been the development of a creative approach to studying mathematics from the outset, the emphasis being on problem solving rather than memorizing theorems.

Budapest Semester:

http://www.budapestsemesters.com

Through this program, mathematics and computer science majors in their junior/senior years have the unique opportunity to spend fall, spring or summer semester in Budapest and study under the tutelage of eminent Hungarian scholar-teachers.

Jacobs Semesters in Mathematics

http://math.jacobs-university.de/international/

Jacobs Semesters in Mathematics offers a limited number of study-abroad opportunities for undergraduate students in pure and applied mathematics at Jacobs University, an independent private university in Germany.

Mathematics Advanced Study Semesters (MASS) Program:

http://www.math.psu.edu/mass/

Department of Mathematics of the Pennsylvania State University runs a yearly semester-long intensive program during the Fall semester of each year for undergraduate students seriously interested in pursuing a career in mathematical sciences.  Participants are selected from applicants who will be juniors or seniors in the following academic year (sophomores may be admitted in some cases).

Master of Mathematics / Master of Advanced Study (Part III of the Mathematical Tripos)

http://www.maths.cam.ac.uk/postgrad/mathiii

This is a one-year course at the University of Cambridge for well-qualified students (typically graduating magna or summa in their mathematics major). Fees are around £17,500 pa. For well-qualified students, some scholarships are available.  This is an excellent option for students interested in applied mathematics or theoretical physics.

Los Alamos National Lab Undergraduate Student Program

http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/student-internships/undergraduate/

A program designed for students who know of a particular person at Los Alamos that they would like to intern with. Appointments for undergraduates can be for a summer, part-time, or full-time while still enrolled in their institution. 

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Internships

https://intern.nasa.gov/ossi/web/public/guest/searchOpps/

Various opportunities in applied mathematics. Interested applicants may search the internship database based on their undergraduate year.  Programs can be for a summer, semester, or year.

 

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3. PREPARING FOR GRADUATE SCHOOL

Information on graduate programs:

http://www.ams.org/programs/students/findgradprograms/findgradprograms

Applying to Graduate School

http://www.ams.org/profession/career-info/grad-school/grad-school

Smith College post-baccalaureate program:

https://www.smith.edu/admission-aid/how-apply/graduate-students/mathematics-postbaccalaureate

The Postbaccalaureate Program is for women with bachelor's degrees who did not major in mathematics or whose mathematics major was light. This program is open to all women with a serious interest in pursuing a higher degree in the mathematical sciences. Successful applicants will have completed at least Linear Algebra and Vector Calculus before enrolling in our program. The program is designed to make you "graduate school ready" in one year.

Purdue Big Ten+ Grad Expo

https://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/gradexpo/

A program designed to connect potential applicants with grad school recruiters, which also offers workshops on various fellowships and parts of a successful grad school application.

Grad Cafe

http://thegradcafe.com/

A site where grad school applicants can post notification of their application status. Search math* for math programs.

 

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4. RESOURCES FOR WOMEN (specifically):

AWM (Association for Women in Mathematics):

https://sites.google.com/site/awmmath/home

The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.

AWM Mentor Network:

https://sites.google.com/site/awmmath/programs/mentor-network

The goal of the new Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Mentor Network is to match mentors, both men and women, with girls and women who are interested in mathematics or are pursuing careers in mathematics.

AWM Student Chapters:

https://sites.google.com/site/awmmath/programs/student-chapters

Institute for Advanced Study Program for Women --- mentoring program

http://www.math.ias.edu/wam

Since 1994 with the support of the National Science Foundation, the Institute, together with Princeton University, has hosted an intensive 11-day mentoring program for undergraduate and graduate women in mathematics.  The program brings together research mathematicians with undergraduate and graduate students on the campus of the Institute for Advanced Study and is designed to address issues of gender imbalance in mathematics. Activities include lectures and seminars on a focused mathematical topic, mentoring, discussions on peer relations, an introduction to career opportunities and a women in sciences seminar.

Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Math

https://www.math.unl.edu/~ncuwm/18thAnnual/

Conference giving undergraduate women the opportunity to present original research, with panels and talks about pursuing graduate study in mathematics.

Edge Program for Women in Mathematics

http://www.edgeforwomen.org

The EDGE Program is administered by Morehouse and Pomona Colleges with the goal of strengthening the ability of women students to successfully complete PhD programs in the mathematical sciences and place more women in visible leadership roles in the mathematics community. Along with the summer session, EDGE supports an annual conference, travel for research collaborations, travel to present research and other open-ended mentoring activities.

Southeastern Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics

http://sites.duke.edu/scuwm2015/

A conference aimed to increase interest in and awareness of both mathematical careers and graduate school opportunities in the mathematical sciences, open to undergraduate women in all stages of their studies.

 

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5. FUNDING:

Goldwater Scholarship -- for undergraduates

https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/

A scholarship that encourages outstanding students to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. Current sophomores and juniors may apply.

Hertz Fellowship

http://hertzfoundation.org/dx/fellowships/fellowshipaward.aspx

Fellowship that provides a stipend for 3 years of graduate study. Seniors are eligible to apply.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

https://www.nsfgrfp.org/

Fellowship that provides a stipend for 3 years of graduate study. Seniors are eligible to apply.

Claire Booth Luce Graduate Fellowships

http://www.hluce.org/cblprogram.aspx 

This program funds graduate fellowships in physical sciences and engineering in which women are the most underrepresented.

 

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6. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Lots of information for students on this AMS website:

http://www.ams.org/programs/students/students

Links to various resources for undergraduates:

https://sites.google.com/site/awmmath/info/undergrads

General resource for math programs:

https://www.mathprograms.org/db/programs

Contains a list of REUs and workshops, many of which are designed for undergraduates.

 

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