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 Mathematical Sciences Research Institute website at www.msri.org lists Programs, Workshops and Public Events.

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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Institute for Computational and Experimental Research (ICERM)

ICERM is a National Science Foundation Mathematics Institute at Brown University in Providence, RI. Its mission is to broaden the relationship between mathematics and computation: specifically, to expand the use of computational and experimental methods in mathematics, to support theoretical advances related to computation, and address problems posed by the existence and use of the computer through mathematical tools, research and innovation. For more information, go to their website at icerm.brown.edu

Each year ICERM runs the Summer@ICERM program, an undergraduate research program that spans eight weeks. Their program involves approximately 14-16 undergraduate students who work in groups of two or three, supervised by faculty advisors and aided by teaching assistants. Travel within the U.S. and lodging expenses are paid for, and every participant receives a $3,000 stipend. Proposals for undergraduate research programs are chosen competitively, and undergraduates need to apply to participate. For more information, click on "Undergraduate Participants" at https://icerm.brown.edu/participate/.

Contact Information:
ICERM
121 South Main Street
Box E, 11th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
401-863-5030
info@icerm.brown.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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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 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

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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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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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 may be paid from grants from NSF, NSA, etc. Here are two of the best:

The University of Nebraska in Lincoln presents a weekend conference for female undergraduate Math majors. The Conference is open to outstanding undergraduate women mathematicians at all stages of their careers. Students will have the opportunity to meet other women who share their interest in the mathematical sciences, and those who already have done research will be given an opportunity to present their results. To request updated information, contact:

Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics
UNL Department of Mathematics
203 Avery Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0130
Phone: 402.472.9312
Fax: 402.472.9311
ncuwm@unl.edu

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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