There are many ways math students can get involved, share their interests with others, and put their skills to work. Following are some of the opportunities available to you. Click on a topic to expand it. Also be sure to check out our Careers page.
The Math Club aims to develops competent, aggressive mathematical leaders. Members strive to create more interest and understanding in the intelligent choice of mathematical occupations and to strengthen the confidence of young men and women in themselves and their work.
Meetings for the 2010-2011 academic year are held in Jonas 168 on alternate Wednesdays at 5 PM.
National and regional organizations
There are a number of national organizations students may wish to participate in. Listed below are the names of a few, with links to their webpages for students. If you have questions on joining one of these organizations or participating in their programs or activities, talk to a faculty member.
In the past Math Club members have received deals on MAA membership and have participated in MAA conferences and activities. If you are interested, please see Dr. Swenson for details.
Student research opportunities
Are you interested in how research in mathematics is done?
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) are programs hosted by universities that welcome students across the country for a few weeks during the summer. During an REU, students are introduced to active research problems and work with each other and faculty members to arrive at solutions, which are often written up in research papers and/or presented at conferences. Many REUs offer a stipend and funding for travel and lodging. Deadlines for applying for an REU typically fall during the first few months of the calendar year. For more information, check out the following links:
In addition to summer programs, interested students are encouraged to talk with a math department faculty member about doing research during the school year and/or pursuing a minor in mathematics research.
Internships for mathematics students
Looking to gain experience or boost your résumé? Do an internship! Listed below are a number of opportunities that mathematics students may wish to consider, listed roughly in order of the application deadline.
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Graduate school in mathematics and related fields
Have you ever thought about going to graduate school in mathematics? Shown below are answers to some common questions.
Why should I attend graduate school in mathematics?
What will a graduate degree cost?
How long will it take?
How can I prepare?
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