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 Mathematical Association of America (MAA) website.

The American Statistics Association (ASA) created the This is Statistics website and campaign to raise awareness of the many interesting careers in statistics.

RESEARCH PROGRAMS FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Clemson University, South Carolina

There are some exciting opportunities upcoming at Clemson University provided by a Research Training Group in Coding Theory, Cryptography, and Number theory grant from the National Science Foundation. Visit http://www.math.clemson.edu/ccnt for additional information.

*Graduate fellowships*:  The grant will provide funding for students to attend graduate school at Clemson University that are interested in Coding Theory, Cryptography, and Number Theory. For more information on the fellowships (as well other opportunities the grant provides for our graduate students), please visit http://www.math.clemson.edu/ccnt.

If you have any questions about these programs, please do not hesitate to contact Jim Brown at jimlb@g.clemson.edu.

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Santa Fe Institute's Research Experiences for Undergraduates​

The Santa Fe Institute provides an opportunity to be immersed in interdisciplinary research, work independently on your own project, attend high-level lectures, and discuss new concepts. You can make life-long friends and important research contacts. The program is supported by the National Science Foundation and Arizona State University.

For more information, visit

http://santafe.edu/education/fellowships/undergraduate/undergrad-overview/

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS

To access the list, Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs) Summer Programs, on the American Mathematics Society (AMS) website, go to http://www.ams.org/reu

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Clemson University, South Carolina

*Preparation for REU*:  While REUs are a great way for undergraduates to gain research experience, many undergraduates fall into the category of not quite being ready to embark on original research. This summer we will offer a "Preparation for REU" program. This is run very similar to an REU, but instead of conducting original research, students will be exposed to topics they don't normally see in math courses and to complete a final project. This program will prepare students to participate in an REU in subsequent summers. This program is targeted at students that have just completed their freshmen or sophomore years.  Please apply for this program through http://www.mathprograms.org.

*REU*:  This summer we will offer a research experience for undergraduates in coding theory, cryptography, and number theory.  Interested students should apply through http://www.mathprograms.org.

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Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and the Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI) jointly sponsor a yearly summer meeting in Park City, Utah with an undergraduate component. For information, visit http://pcmi.ias.edu.

The 27th Annual PCMI Summer Session, Random Matrices, will be held June 25 - July 15, 2017.  The residential, three-week Summer Session is the flagship activity of the IAS/PCMI. At the annual Summer Session, all of PCMI's groups meet simultaneously, pursuing both individual courses of study and a meaningful amount of interaction. For information, visit https://pcmi.ias.edu/program-index/2017.

The application deadline to the Undergraduate Summer School is February 1, 2017. For information, visit https://pcmi.ias.edu/program-uss/2017.

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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.)

Information about programs are listed at

http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram/research

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.

Their online application makes it easy for students to apply for up to three different research groups. Priority review of applications usually begins February 1 and all applications are usually due by March 1.

Go to  http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram/apply for more information.

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Santa Fe Institute's Research Experiences for Undergraduates​

Announcing the 2017 Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program

*June 4 - August 12, 2017*

Santa Fe, NM

We are pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2017 Research
Experiences for Undergraduates.

The application deadline is fast approaching on January 4, 2017.

The SFI Undergraduate REU Program is a ten-week residential program where
you will conduct a one-on-one research project with an SFI mentor. This
program is of special interest to you if you’re from computer science (CS),
pure and applied mathematics, and physics, and we also welcome applicants
from chemistry, quantitative biology, and social science. We aim to build
your capacity for computational and mathematical modeling, and train you
within a group who will support each other in building a wide range of
skills.

*Application deadline*: January 4, 2017

*Who is eligible*: Undergraduates currently enrolled in a degree program
leading to a bachelor's degree from any country. Women and minority
students are encouraged to apply.

*APPLY NOW HERE <https://sfireu.fluidreview.com/>*

Further information about the program can be found on our website
<http://tuvalu.santafe.edu/events/workshops/index.php/Research_Experiences_for_Undergraduates_2017_(REU)>

Questions or difficulties? Email our Education Department at education@santafe.edu.

Our mailing address is: Santa Fe Institute, 1399 Hyde Park Road, Santa Fe,
NM 87501 USA

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The National Science Foundation supports several Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) 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.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517&from=fund

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There are also summer research programs run under different auspices. For example, the Columbia Mathematics department runs a 10-week summer research program aimed at rising junior and senior undergraduate math majors. Students participating in the program work closely with faculty members and graduate students in a small group setting. For information, visit

http://www.math.columbia.edu/programs-math/undergraduate-program/summer-undergraduate-research/.

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The National Science Foundation Mathematical Sciences Institutes have a few programs for undergraduates, though their main focus is at the graduate level and above. You can find more information at http://www.mathinstitutes.org

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There is also a lot of interesting information about mathematics on the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute website: www.msri.org

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A 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.

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

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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