Research Opportunities

 GENERAL INFORMATION

The Barnard Math department can help with funding for students who would like to further their research and for students who would like to attend a conference or workshop. Interested students should contact Prof. Dave Bayer, dbayer@barnard.edu (Chair, Barnard Math Dept.).

The American Mathematics Society (AMS) website lists many different opportunities for undergraduates interested in mathematics. This is a good place to begin finding out about career opportunities, study abroad possibilities, summer programs and internships, graduate study and so on.

See also the MAA website.

SUMMER PROGRAMS

2016 Nebraska Summer Research Program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln
The program offers students an excellent opportunity to hone research skills and to experience life as a graduate student. Students will enhance their academic resume, work closely with faculty and peers, and have fun with social and professional development activities, all while receiving numerous benefits. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education are especially encouraged to apply. Due to funding restrictions, participation is limited to U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents (those holding a green card.)

All programs for 2016 are listed at unl.edu/summerprogram and include projects in Biochemistry, Plant Science/Pathology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Microbiology, Mechanical Engineering, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Optics and Laser Physics, Psychology, Redox Biology, Sociology, and Virology.

Our online application makes it easy for students to apply for up to three different research groups. Priority review of applications begins Monday, February 1 and all applications are due by Monday, March 1. Go to http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram and http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram/apply

Santa Fe Institute's Research Experiences for Undergraduates.  For more information, visit http://santafe.edu/education/fellowships/undergraduate/undergrad-overview/

There are many excellent summer research programs. The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports several REUs (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) with different emphases; some on math biology, some just for women, some for sophomores, some for more advanced students...  You are paid for participating (enough to cover expenses).
For information visit: http://www.ams.org/employment/reu.html

There are also summer research programs run under different auspices. For example the Columbia Mathematics department has one: for information visit http://www.math.columbia.edu/programs-math/undergraduate-program/summer-undergraduate-research/.

The Institute for Advanced Study and the Park City Mathematics Institute jointly sponsor a yearly summer meeting in Park City Utah with an undergraduate component. http://pcmi.ias.edu

The NSF sponsored institutes have a few programs for undergraduates, though their main focus is at the graduate level and above. You can find them by searching their joint web site: http://www.mathinstitutes.org

There is also a lot of interesting information about mathematics on the MSRI website: www.msri.org

A current Barnard student gives an enthusiastic endorsement of the Carleton College summer Math program. http://www.math.carleton.edu/smp/

PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN

There are several well established and very worthwhile programs for women. Your expenses are paid (from grants from NSF, NSA and so on).  Here are two of the best.

1.  The University of Nebraska in Lincoln has been running a weekend conference in late January for female undergraduate Math majors. There are about 150 participants from all over North America;  it is an enlightening and enjoyable experience. To check for updated information, go to http://unlcms.unl.edu/math/events

2.  The Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University jointly run an 11-day program for undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs. For information, go to http://www.math.ias.edu/wam