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Here is a directory of summer research, education
and job opportunities for undergraduate students interested in
mathematics. In addition, there are several links to research or
education programs during the academic year. Additional resources and
information can be found on the web sites of the Harvard Math
Club, the American Mathematical
Society and the Mathematical
Association of America. If any of the information is incorrect, or
if there are additional opportunities that should be added to this
list, please e-mail Moor Xu. We
hope you find this list helpful.
Summer Mathematics Opportunities
- Research Experiences for Undergraduates
- Funded by the National Science
Foundation, these programs provide opportunities for
undergraduates to pursue original research in various topics in
mathematics, including pure and applied fields. REUs typically last
from five to ten weeks and provide housing and a stipend, although
the details vary from site to site. There are numerous sites around
the country. Deadlines: mid-February or later.
- Check back for more information later this year.
Some REUs include:
- VPUE Grants at Stanford
- The VPUE office at Stanford funds numerous summer research
projects. Students interested in a faculty grant need to find a Stanford
research advisor, formulate a suitable research project and prepare
a research proposal. A stipend covering living expenses is
provided. Deadline: late March.
- IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute
- Organized by the Institute for Advanced Study, the 3-week Park
City Mathematics Institute is held alternately at Princeton, NJ and
at Park City, UT. The program brings together researchers, graduate
and undergraduate students, and high school teachers. A
stipend for travel and living expenses is provided. Deadline:
- National Security Agency
- The NSA hosts several summer programs for students interested in
mathematics, computer science, and engineering. The twelve-week
Director's Program allows students to work on research problems in
number theory and cryptography; the other programs have a wider
range of topics. A stipend is provided. Deadline: mid-October of the
- National Laboratories
- The Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, and Sandia National
Laboratories organize summer research programs in physics and
engineering for undergraduates with some projects involving
mathematics. Locations are in Livermore, CA and Los Alamos, NM; a
stipend is provided. Deadline: mid-December or later.
- Stanford University Math Camp
- SUMaC is a four-week program for talented high school
students. Various college-level math courses are taught. Students
serve as counselors and teaching assistants.
- EPGY Summer Institutes
- Stanford's Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) has been offering
programs for middle-school and high-school students since 2001.
Subject areas include mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering,
bioscience, business, humanities, legal studies, and writing.
For information, see epgy.stanford.edu/summer If you are
interested in part-time or full-time positions, please contact
- Center for Gifted Youth Summer Programs
- Directed by Johns Hopkins University, CTY provides summer
courses for talented high school students in various areas,
including science and mathematics. CTY programs are three weeks long
and are held at various sites around the country (not only at Johns
Hopkins University). Students serve as instructors, teaching
assistants or counselors. A stipend and housing are provided. The
applications for the summer will be available soon but in the
meantime they are taking application requests. Deadline: February.
- PROMYS is a six-week summer program at Boston University for smart
high school students. They hire undergraduates to work as counselors, managing
the students and most importantly helping them with their problem sets. Counselors
are also invited to study mathematics on their own by participating in seminars
and interacting individually with the faculty. Counselor application deadline: March.
Other Mathematics Opportunities
- Undergraduate Research Opportunities at Stanford
- The VPUE program also funds research projects during the
academic year. Students interested in a faculty grant need to find a
Stanford research advisor, formulate a suitable research project
and prepare a research proposal. A grants covering textbooks and
possibly other expenses is provided. Deadline: rolling.
- Budapest Semesters in Mathematics
- A semester-long program in Budapest during which American
students take several mathematics courses (on a wide range of
topics) in English, taught by faculty from Eotvos University and the
Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The
cost is significantly below Stanford quarter tuition. Deadline:
April 30 for fall semester; November 1 for spring semester.
- Math in Moscow
- A semester-long program in Moscow during which American students
take several mathematics courses in English. Courses are taught by leading
researchers from the Independent University of Moscow (IUM). The program
includes a Russian language course and encourages exposure to Russian
culture. Deadline: March 30 for fall semester; September 30 for spring semester.
- The Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) at Stanford
University has part-time positions for students to work on the
development and instruction of computer-based mathematics
courses. These positions provide flexible hours, interesting
projects, a friendly work environment, and reasonable pay. If you
are interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- EPGY has been developing and offering computer-based courses in
mathematics for over ten years as part of a distance-learning
program for gifted children worldwide. EPGY has a long tradition of
working with Stanford Math Department faculty and students.
- Graduate School
- Here is some information about PhD programs.
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