Math In Moscow Scholarship Essays

Programs for Women in Math

Co-ed undergraduate math programs

Post-baccalaureate bridge programs

  • Nebraska Intensive Mathematics: a Mentoring, Education and Research Summer Experience - "The main component of the program consists of two intensive courses: one in algebra and one in analysis. The courses will be at the advanced undergraduate/beginning graduate level. However, rather than working through a textbook, the courses will be structured around the reading of research papers. Any U.S. citizen or permanent resident who intends to begin graduate study in mathematics in the U.S. in the fall of 2009 is eligible for the program. Selection will be based on transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a personal essay on what the applicant hopes to gain from the program. There is a $3,000 stipend plus up to $500 for travel. Room and board provided on campus. The dates of the program are June 22 – July 31, 2009. Applications for the 2009 program are due on March 2, 2009, with notification given by April 1, 2009."

Post-baccalaureate teaching programs

  • Math for America - All MfA Fellows make a five year commitment to teach in public schools in New York City, Los Angeles, San Diego or Washington D.C. while actively participating in MfA corps activities and events. As an MfA fellow you receive a scholarship to earn a Masters Degree or Teacher Credentialing Program in Mathematics Education, receive up to $100K in stipends in addition to your full time teacher’s salary, join a national corps of highly qualified secondary math and science teachers, receive mentoring and job search support and participate frequently in interactive professional development opportunities. Application deadlines are Feb 2, 2009 (DC), Feb. 13, 2009 (LA and NYC), and April 6, 2009 (SD).
  • Teach for America - "At Teach For America, we are working with a great sense of urgency to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation's most promising future leaders in the effort. We recruit outstanding recent college graduates of all majors and career interests and working professionals to commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools, and we invest in the training and professional development necessary to ensure their success as teachers in our highest-poverty communities. In addition to benefits such as loan forbearance and interest payment on qualified student loans, corps members receive an education award of $4,725 at the end of each year of service." The application deadline is Feb. 13, 2009.
  • Prince George's County Teaching Fellows - "The Prince George's County Teaching Fellows is looking for talented, motivated career-changers and recent college graduates dedicated to joining us in changing the quality of education provided to the students of Prince George's County Public Schools. This is an opportunity for outstanding individuals from all academic backgrounds to become part of an initiative that will allow them to train in the summer, become teachers in the fall, and earn a Maryland Standard Professional Certificate. As teachers and leaders, Teaching Fellows can impact the lives of our students and the future of our community. We are currently accepting applications for the 2009 cohort. Our priority application deadline is Monday, February 9, 2009. "
  • ABCTE Teach & Inspire scholarship program - "Last year, more than 100,000 students in Florida and Mississippi began the school year without a qualified teacher. The ABCTE Teach & Inspire scholarship program is accepting applications for the 2009 Teach & Inspire cohort. The program works with high-need school districts in Florida and Mississippi to certify new teachers. This opportunity includes a US$650 scholarship towards earning your certification; a $1000 stipend after you have secured a teaching position; and ongoing professional support and training while you teach. The deadline for applications is NOVEMBER 15, 2008."

Undergraduate Journals

  • Journal of Young Investigators - "JYI's web journal (which is also called JYI) is dedicated to the presentation of undergraduate research in science, mathematics, and engineering. It publishes the best submissions from undergraduates, with an emphasis on both the quality of research and the manner in which it is communicated. The journal, JYI, also allows students to experience the other side of the scientific publication process: the review process. Students working with their faculty advisors review the work of their peers and determine whether that work is acceptable for publication in JYI."
  • SIAM Undergrad Research Online - "SIAM Undergraduate Research Online (SIURO) is a web-based publication devoted to undergraduate research in applied and computational mathematics. The publication represents a wide range of applied topics, including but not limited to, analysis, discrete mathematics, statistics, operations research, optimization, dynamical systems, modeling, and computation. Typical areas of application include but are not limited to, physical, life, financial, and management sciences and engineering."
  • Involve, a Journal of Mathematics - "Involve is dedicated to showcasing and encouraging high quality mathematical research involving students (at all levels). The editorial board consists of mathematical scientists each of whom is personally committed to nurturing student participation in research. All manuscripts accepted for publication in Involve should be publishable in quality journals in their respective fields. Submissions in all mathematical areas are encouraged. However, each manuscript should include a minimum of 1/3 student authorship. Involve is a publication in between the extremes of purely undergraduate research journals, which in general are aimed at undergraduate audiences, and mainstream research journals. Such a venue is an important asset to mathematics researchers who wish to encourage the creative involvement of students in mathematical enterprises early in their careers."

Mathematical study abroad programs

  • Budapest Semesters in Mathematics - Spend a semester (fall or spring) or a year taking advanced undergraduate courses (taught in English) in the beautiful city of Budapest, Hungary. Early applications are encouraged and applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. The deadlines for application are November 1 for the following spring semester and April 30 for the following fall semester.
  • Math in Moscow - "A "Math in Moscow" semester lasts 15 weeks. Each student participating in the program may choose as many courses as desired from the wide range of courses offered. There are twenty one math courses and two theoretical computer science courses. Besides math and computer science courses, a Russian language course, courses in Russian history, history of science and Russian literature (in English) are offered. All the classes are taught in English. Most of our lecturers have extensive teaching experience in the US and/or Canada. " The deadlines for application are September 30 for the following spring semester and March 30 for the following fall semester.

Summer programs

  • Spreadsheet of REUs - A compilation of summer research opportunities in mathematics for undergraduates. This listing has much of the information (e.g.: the stipend, application deadline, research areas, etc.) in an easy to access format.
  • Research in Industrial Projects - "The RIPS Program provides an opportunity for high-achieving undergraduate students to work in teams on a real-world research project proposed by a sponsor from industry or a national lab in Los Angeles or Beijing. The research problem is developed by the industrial sponsor in consultation with IPAM; it is always a real problem of serious interest to the sponsor and that offers a stimulating challenge to students. The students, with direction from their faculty mentor and industrial sponsor, spend nine weeks learning about the problem, mastering the latest analytical approaches and techniques to solve it, and developing report-writing and public-speaking skills to be able to make professional presentations about the progress and results of their work to a scientific audience. Applications are due February 15, 2009."
  • Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) - "SOARS is equal parts research internship, learning community, and mentoring program. SOARS offers comprehensive financial support for summer research and graduate school for up to four years. Atmospheric Science includes research ranging from processes that are as small as how individual water molecules condense on to dust and pollutants suspended in the air to examining how solar flares 2 1/2 times larger than the earth itself influence the upper atmosphere of the entire planet. Some of the exciting areas of research in our science include understanding a rapidly changing climate and the impact on the Earth system, including humans; severe weather events like hurricanes, tornadoes and floods; and the changing chemical composition of the atmosphere. In particular, SOARS seeks to involve more students from groups that are historically under-represented in the sciences, including Black or African-American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, female, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities. SOARS welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students. " Summer 2009 Session: Deadline - February 1, 2009 (Session starts in June). Fall 2009 Session: Deadline - March 6, 2009 (Session starts in August)
  • The Summer Undergraduate Mathematical Science Research Institute - (preceding Junior or Senior year) "The Summer Undergraduate Mathematical Science Research Institute (SUMSRI) is a program conducted under the guidance of Miami University's Department of Mathematics and Statistics. We seek talented undergraduate students in the mathematical sciences who are interested in pursuing advanced degrees. Because of the shortage of minorities and women mathematical scientists, we are especially interested in, but not limited to, African Americans and other underrepresented minorities and women. To accomplish these goals, SUMSRI will be held for seven weeks in June and July, 2009, on Miami University's campus in Oxford, Ohio. During these seven weeks, students will participate in problem seminars in mathematics or statistics. The program will also include a technical writing seminar, a GRE preparation workshop, two short courses on algebra and real analysis, and colloquium talks given by well known mathematical scientists. There will also be panel discussions to present information on graduate school and career opportunities in the mathematical sciences. SUMSRI will pay for the participant's travel, room, board, and supplies. Each student will also be given a $3,000 stipend. Funds are available for travel and support to selected national meetings."
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates - The AMS listing of summer REUs. REUs are summer programs which pay undergraduate students to perform research in a supportive environment.
  • NSA Director's Summer Program - "The Director's Summer Program (DSP) is a highly competitive program that seeks to reach the Nation's most outstanding undergraduate mathematics majors. Each summer, we invite exceptional students to put their problem-solving skills to the test in mathematics, cryptology, and communications technology. These problems often involve applications of abstract algebra, geometry, number theory, probability, statistics, combinatorics, graph theory, algorithms, computer science, and analysis. Introductory lectures on modern cryptologic mathematics are given at the beginning of the summer, as well as a presentation of the current operational problems at NSA. Each student chooses one or two problems as the focus of his or her research. Throughout the summer, students are expected to document their work in technical papers, which are internally published at NSA. Applications are accepted August 1st - October 31st of each year. "
  • NSA Mathematics Summer Employment Program (MSEP) - "The Mathematics Summer Employment Program (MSEP) is open to undergraduate students majoring in mathematics. As an MSEP participant, you will develop a deep understanding of the vital role that mathematics plays in assisting NSA tackle a diverse set of technical challenges. You'll also experience firsthand the excitement of working on mathematics problems of national importance. If you possess imagination, initiative, and intellectual curiosity, apply for the MSEP. Applications are accepted August 1st - October 31st of each year."

Domestic programs during the school year

  • Mathematics Advanced Study Semesters (MASS) - (immediately preceding the Junior, Senior, or occasionally the Sophomore years) "The [fall semester] program consists of three courses chosen from major areas in Algebra, Analysis, and Geometry respectively, specially designed and offered exclusively to MASS participants, and a weekly working seminar. Additional features include, colloquium-type lectures by visiting mathematicians and mathematical projects involving research and creative use of computers."

Conferences and seminars

  • Rose Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference - "On March 27 and 28th, 2009 (a Friday afternoon and Saturday morning), the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will host the 26th iteration of its annual Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, spotlighting and celebrating the work of undergraduate mathematicians. Student talks are 20 minutes in length, and students who speak do not pay the $10 registration fee. Moreover, all students who attend the conference receive free housing and may receive some travel assistance. Students who wish to speak can submit an abstract anytime up to MARCH 23, 2009. "
  • Joint Mathematics Meetings - Undergraduate Poster Session - (Wednesday, January 7, 2009 in D.C.) "Attention undergraduate students who have participated in mathematics research. You are invited to present your work at the MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session at the Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the MAA in Washington, DC, from January 5 to 8, 2009. There are upwards of 150 professional mathematicians participating on the judging panel, so this is a great opportunity to get your work noticed by leaders in your field. The deadline for submission of abstracts is November 7, 2008."
  • MAA/ Pi Mu Epsilon Math Fest - (Portland, OR, August 6-8, 2009) - MathFest is a conference with many activities aimed at undergraduates, including undergraduate research presentations and the National Mathematics Championship. Excellent undergraduate presentations are awarded cash prizes. Also, Pi Mu Epsilon members are eligible to receive funding for travel and lodging.
  • National Conferences on Undergraduate Research - (April 16-18, 2009) The mission of the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is to promote undergraduate research scholarship and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education. Call for abstracts: October 3, 2008. Deadline for applications and abstracts: December 1, 2008.
  • BEYA STEM Global Competitiveness Conference - (Baltimore, MD, February 20-22, 2009) "A multicultural event for men and women in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Meet face-to-face with Fortune 500 companies and government employers to talk about internships and full-time jobs. Meet and share information with your peers and with top decision-makers who can help your career. Connect with award-winning executives and learn about taking the next steps towards a rewarding career. Free conference registration, lodging, meals, and transportation for eligible students. The registration deadline is January 23, 2009.

Misc.

  • AMS news for students - advice for undergraduate math majors, plus info about travel grants for grad students to the JMM, the undergraduate poster session at the JMM, and a link to a math doctoral programs website.
  • UMD QUEST Program - "Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) is a multidisciplinary, reality- centered program for University of Maryland undergraduates from three participating schools. Students participate in a challenging course of study that focuses on innovation, quality systems management and teamwork and co-curricular programming aimed at bringing diverse knowledge, skill and perspective to enhance their professional and personal development." The application will be available until 5 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2009.
  • SIAM Student Travel Awards - "The awards are to be made from the SIAM Student Travel Fund, created in 1991 and maintained through book royalties donated by generous SIAM authors and by donations from SIAM members. The awards for selected conferences are also supported by donations from industry. Any full-time student in good standing is eligible to receive an award plus gratis meeting registration. Top priority will be given to students presenting papers at the meeting, with second priority to students who are co-authors of papers to be presented at the meetings. Only students traveling more than 100 miles to the meetings are eligible for the awards. Complete applications must be received at the SIAM office no later than two months before the first day of the meeting for which support is requested."
  • SIAM Student Paper Contest - The SIAM Student Paper Prizes are awarded every year to the student author(s) of the most outstanding paper(s) submitted to the SIAM Student Paper Competition. This award is based solely on the merit and content of the student's contribution to the submitted paper. The purpose of the Student Paper Prizes is to recognize outstanding scholarship by students in applied mathematics or computing. Eligibility is restricted to students in good standing who do not yet hold the degree of PhD on the application deadline. Submissions may be based on co-authored papers, provided that each PhD-holding co-author writes a letter attesting to the student's (students') pivotal role and contributions to the results. Papers entered in the competition must have already been submitted for publication.
  • ISM Doctoral Fellowship Program - (For graduating seniors) "The Institut des sciences mathematiques (ISM) is accepting applications to the ISM Doctoral Fellowship Program. The fellowships provide financial support to outstanding, new students to pursue a doctoral program at one of the ISM member universities (Concordia University, Laval University, McGill University, University of Montreal, UQAM, and University of Sherbrooke). The application deadline is JANUARY 16, 2009."
  • SIAM's online guide to (non-academic) careers in applied mathematics
  • Tutors for the Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) Program - "AVID tutors will guide students toward academic and personal excellence that will reach far beyond their secondary school years. AVID tutors will be active participants in the learning, growth, and personal development of students with the goal of preparing students to successfully attend college. AVID tutors will support middle school students enrolled in the AVID elective course by providing direct instructional support to students with the assistance of an AVID elective course teacher. In addition, they will serve as role models to students. Tutors will work a minimum of 2 hours per week, spread out over 1-2 days per week. Approximately 90 minutes per week will be spent directly with students. Tutors will work through mid-June 2009. AVID tutors are critically essential to student success in the AVID elective course and beyond! Pay Rate: $15/hr"
  • CMPS Student Community for Outreach, Retention, and Excellence

All-female undergraduate math programs

Post-baccalaureate bridge programs

  • EDGE Program for Women - (following graduation or first year of grad school) "The EDGE Program (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education) was launched in 1998 by Bryn Mawr and Spelman Colleges, with the goal of strengthening the ability of women students to successfully complete graduate programs in the mathematical sciences, with particular inclusion of women from minority groups." "The next EDGE summer program will be held in the June 7 – July 2, 2010 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, with Local Coordinators Ruth Haas, Loek Helminck, and Kim Weems. A stipend of $2000 plus travel, room and board will be awarded to participants. The application deadline for the program is Monday, February 15, 2010. Participants to the program will be announced in early April."
  • The Post-Baccalaureate Program at Smith College - "The Postbaccalaureate Program is for women with bachelor's degrees who did not major in mathematics or whose mathematics major was light. This program is open to all women who have graduated college with some course work in mathematics above the level of calculus, and a serious interest in pursuing mathematics further. Students spend a semester or year at Smith, taking 3 math courses each term. Visiting students take a seminar together that includes a lecture series, undergraduate curriculum review, an introduction to mathematical research and writing, and discussions on career paths, applying to graduate school, and taking the GREs. Every student has the opportunity to join a research team, working on a project with a Smith faculty member. A full tuition waiver and a $12,500 stipend to cover living costs are available to every U.S. citizen or permanent residents who is admitted to the Post-baccalaureate Program. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The preferred deadline for January entrance is October 15, but applications are accepted through December 15. For September entrance, the preferred deadline is March 15, but applications are accepted through July 1."

Summer programs

  • George Washington University's Summer Program for Women in Mathematics - (following the Junior year) "The George Washington University Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM) is a five-week intensive program for mathematically- talented undergraduate women who are completing their junior year and may be contemplating graduate study in the mathematical sciences. Goals of this program are to communicate an enthusiasm for mathematics, to develop research skills, to cultivate mathematical self-confidence and independence, and to promote success in graduate school." The application deadline for Summer 2009 is February 27, 2009
  • Carleton College Summer Mathematics Program for Women - (immediately following Freshman / Sophomore years) "This is a month-long program (June 21-July 19) for mathematically talented first- and second-year undergraduate women. At the heart of the program are two demanding, intense courses under the supervision of female faculty. Participants also take part in a variety of mathematical events: panel discussions on graduate schools and careers, colloquia, recreational problem-solving, and visits from at least one REU organizer and the organizer of the Budapest Semester. The program leaders endeavor to excite students on to advanced degrees in the mathematical sciences, and, more importantly, to increase each woman's confidence in her own abilities and connect participants into a supportive network to carry them through the remainder of their undergraduate and graduate education. Students are expected to have had Calculus and Linear Algebra. Participants must be U.S. citizens. The application deadline is FEBRUARY 19, 2009."
  • Women and Mathematics: A Program of the Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University - (June 8-19, 2009 - An Introduction to Geometric PDE) The program brings together research mathematicians with undergraduate and graduate students for an intensive 11-day workshop on the campus of the Institute for Advanced Study which is designed to address issues of gender imbalance in mathematics. Founded in 1994, the program includes lectures and seminars on a focused topic, mentoring, discussions on peer relations, an introduction to career opportunities and a women in sciences seminar. (Deadline to apply: February 20, 2009).

Seminars and conferences

  • Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics - (January 30 - February 1, 2009) "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 have already done research will be given an opportunity to present their results. Conference activities on Friday will occur on the university's city campus, and on Saturday and Sunday at the Lincoln Downtown Holiday Inn, a short walk in downtown Lincoln."

Scholarships and contests

  • Association for Women in Science Awards - "The AWIS Educational Foundation was established by AWIS in 1974, with funding provided by contributions from members (most especially from then AWIS president Estelle Ramey, who contributed some of her speaking fees). The first awards were made in April 1975 - three $500 graduate scholarships. Over the past 30 years the endowment has grown with contributions from members as well as family, friends, and colleagues who establish a named award. Awards are made under the aegis of two programs:
    1. Predoctoral awards, open to advanced doctoral students, and
    2. Undergraduate awards, for college students in their first, second, or third year of college.
    Each year about ten predoctoral students receive a full award for $1000 or a Citation of Merit for $500. AWIS expects to give a similar number of awards to undergraduates this year. All applications must be at the AWIS office by the following deadlines: January 23, 2009 for undergraduates; and January 30, 2009 for predocs."
  • Alice T. Schafer Prize For Excellence in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Woman - "The Executive Committee of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) calls for nominations for the Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize to be awarded to an undergraduate woman for excellence in mathematics. All members of the mathematical community are invited to submit nominations for the Prize. The nominee may be at any level in her undergraduate career but must be an undergraduate as of October 1, 2008. She must either be a U.S. citizen or have a school address in the United States." Schafer Prize Nomination Deadline for 2009 JMM: October 1, 2008.
  • AWM Essay Contest: Biographies of Contemporary Women in Mathematics - "To increase awareness of women's ongoing contributions to the mathematical sciences, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is sponsoring an essay contest for biographies of contemporary women mathematicians and statisticians in academic, industrial, and government careers. The essays will be based primarily on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical sciences career. This contest is open to students in the following categories: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, and College Undergraduate. At least one winning submission will be chosen from each category. Winners will receive a prize, and their essays will be published online at the AWM web site. Additionally, a grand prize winner will have his or her submission published in the AWM Newsletter. The Tentative Deadline for the 2009 AWM Essay Contest is February 27, 2009."

Job fairs

  • Women For Hire Career Fairs - The Women for Hire career fairs are held twice a year in D.C., in early October and late February. There is on-site registration and no admission fee. A diverse group of companies and governmental organizations host booths.

Programs for graduate students and post docs

Coed study abroad

  • INDIA EXCHANGE PROGRAM -The Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) announce a research-based exchange program that will provide opportunities for American graduate students to conduct research in India and for American institutions to host Indian graduate students and faculty in the U.S. The American graduate students selected to participate in the program will have the opportunity to live and work in top national laboratories, federal research centers, academic research institutes, and private research and development laboratories in India for three to six months. The deadline to apply for the internship program is FEBRUARY 12, 2009.
  • Math in Moscow - "A "Math in Moscow" semester lasts 15 weeks. Each student participating in the program may choose as many courses as desired from the wide range of courses offered. There are twenty one math courses and two theoretical computer science courses. Besides math and computer science courses, a Russian language course, courses in Russian history, history of science and Russian literature (in English) are offered. All the classes are taught in English. Most of our lecturers have extensive teaching experience in the US and/or Canada. " The deadlines for application are September 30 for the following spring semester and March 30 for the following fall semester.

Coed summer programs

  • PIMS/Accelerate Summer School in PDE - "Graduate students and postdocs are invited to apply to the PIMS/Accelerate Canada summer school in PDE, to be held in Vancouver and Victoria during July-August 2009. The summer school features at least 12 mini-courses, covering various aspects of modern partial differential equations, delivered by leading experts. Some funding is available to those attending at least six of the mini-courses. The deadline for applications is MARCH 15, 2009."
  • BIRS SUMMER SCHOOL ON THE MATHEMATICS OF INVASIONS IN ECOLOGY AND EPIDEMIOLOGY - "The summer school will take place May 10-17 at the Banff International Research Station (BIRS). It's aimed at graduate students in applied mathematics, biology and epidemiology, who wish to learn important mathematical techniques for modeling biological invasions. The emphasis will be on practical, hands-on experience for building and analyzing models, coupled with lectures on key techniques. Applicants are "strongly encouraged" to apply before MARCH 15, 2009."
  • Institute for Advanced Study Research Program in Mathematics - "The Research Program in Mathematics addresses the needs of mathematicians who are already carrying out research. The program offers advanced scholars the opportunity to do research, collaborate with their peers, meet outstanding students, and explore new teaching ideas with professional educators. It is designed to introduce active areas of research by focusing on a specific topic. The informal format generates lively exchanges of views and information between established and newer researchers."
  • Mathematics Research Communities - "The American Mathematical Society (AMS) invites mathematicians just beginning their research careers to become part of Mathematics Research Communities, a new program to develop and sustain long-lasting cohorts for collaborative research projects in many areas of mathematics. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to participate. The AMS will provide a structured program to engage and guide all participants as they start their careers. The program will include one-week summer conference for each topic, special Sessions at the national meeting, discussion networks by research topic, ongoing mentoring, and longitudinal study of early career mathematicians. The summer conferences of the Mathematics Research Communities will be held in the breathtaking mountain setting of the Snowbird Resort, Utah, where participants can enjoy the natural beauty and a collegial atmosphere. The application deadline for summer 2009 is March 2, 2009."
  • NSA Graduate Mathematics Program - "The Graduate Mathematics Program (GMP) is a highly competitive program for exceptional graduate mathematics students. It is a 12-week paid work assignment that runs from the end of May through the middle of August. This program provides students with the opportunity to work directly with NSA mathematicians on missions-critical problems and experience the excitement of the NSA mathematics community first hand. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a mathematical graduate program where he or she has demonstrated superior mathematical aptitude and problem-solving skills. Evidence of successful work on an independent project in pure or applied mathematics or computer science is desirable. Applicants may be at any stage in their graduate careers and working, or intending to work, in any area of mathematics. Computer programming experience, especially C or C++, is desirable. State-of-the-art computing resources are available to GMP participants, as well as computational software packages, such as MATHEMATICA, MATHLAB, MAGMA, MAPLE, and SPLUS. Applications are accepted August 1st - October 31st of each year."
  • Mass Media Fellows - "The American Mathematical Society (AMS) will sponsor ten-week fellowships during the summer of 2009 for graduate students in mathematics through the Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program. This fellowship program, provided by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), is designed to increase public understanding of science and technology and enhance coverage of science-related issues in the media. In its 35th year, the Mass Media Fellows Program provides an opportunity for students to work full-time over the summer as reporters, researchers and production assistants in mass media organizations nationwide -- including radio and TV stations, newspapers and magazines. In addition to receiving weekly stipends and travel expenses as part of the program, Fellows will gain valuable work experience and sharpen their communication skills as they research, write and report today's headlines."

All-female summer programs

  • Women and Mathematics: A Program of the Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University - The program brings together research mathematicians with undergraduate and graduate students for an intensive 11-day workshop on the campus of the Institute for Advanced Study which is designed to address issues of gender imbalance in mathematics. Founded in 1994, the program includes lectures and seminars on a focused topic, mentoring, discussions on peer relations, an introduction to career opportunities and a women in sciences seminar.

Coed (general math interest) conferences and seminars

  • MAA/ Pi Mu Epsilon Math Fest - (Portland, OR, August 6-8, 2009) - MathFest is a conference which now offers a number of activities geared towards graduate students. Graduate students are invited to participate in a poster session and gain funding for travel. Furthermore, graduate students may give expository talks aimed at undergraduate students and earn cash prizes. The application deadline should be May-ish.

All-female (general math interest) conferences and seminars

  • AWM Workshops for Women Graduate Students and Recent PhDs - "Twenty women will be selected in advance of the workshop to present their work -- the selected graduate students will present posters and the postdocs will give 20-minute talks. AWM will offer funding for travel and 2 days' subsistence for the selected participants. The workshop will also include a panel discussion on issues of career development, a luncheon and a dinner with a discussion period. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with other women mathematicians at all stages of their careers. All mathematicians (female and male) are invited to attend the program. Departments are urged to help graduate students and postdocs who do not receive funding to obtain some institutional support to attend the workshop presentations and the associated meetings." The workshops are held in conjunction with the Joint Math Meetings (in January) and the SIAM Annual Meeting (in July). The deadlines for application are usually in August for JMM and January for SIAM.
  • The 14th general meeting of European Women in Mathematics - (August 25 - 28, 2009)
  • 3rd Nordic EWM Summer School for PhD Students in Mathematics - "PhD students in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematical statistics, mathematics education or history of mathematics are invited to participate in a summer school in mathematics organized by the European Women in Mathematics (EWM). The summer school is especially aimed at encouraging female students and researchers in their early careers, but we also want to warmly welcome male students. Students outside the Nordic countries, post-docs or advanced undergraduates thinking of PhD studies are invited to attend as well. The program of the meeting is broad and will be of interest for students working in different research areas. Mini-courses will give an introduction to and overview over three topics from different areas of mathematics. The mini-courses will be aimed at all students with a general mathematical background, yet come to touch questions of current research. Internationally recognized mathematicians will give the mini-courses and special lectures. The participants are invited to contribute to workshops and seminars with their own presentations. Registration deadline: April 1, 2009 (February 10 for early registration.)"

Female-only fellowships and grants

  • Association for Women in Science Awards - "The AWIS Educational Foundation was established by AWIS in 1974, with funding provided by contributions from members (most especially from then AWIS president Estelle Ramey, who contributed some of her speaking fees). The first awards were made in April 1975 - three $500 graduate scholarships. Over the past 30 years the endowment has grown with contributions from members as well as family, friends, and colleagues who establish a named award. Awards are made under the aegis of two programs:
    1. Predoctoral awards, open to advanced doctoral students, and
    2. Undergraduate awards, for college students in their first, second, or third year of college.
    Each year about ten predoctoral students receive a full award for $1000 or a Citation of Merit for $500. AWIS expects to give a similar number of awards to undergraduates this year. All applications must be at the AWIS office by the following deadlines: January 23, 2009 for undergraduates; and January 30, 2009 for predocs."
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowships and Grants Program Information - Fellowships and grants for female graduate students and post docs who are either US citizens or international students.
  • L'Oréal USA Fellowships For Women in Science - (for postdocs) "Now in its sixth year, the L'Oreal USA Fellowships For Women in Science program announces the 2009 call for applications. We invite you to partner with us to communicate this special fellowship program for exceptional female postdoctoral researchers to your campus community. Since its launch in 2003, L'Oreal USA's Fellowship program has recognized and rewarded 25 extraordinarily talented young women scientists engaged in breakthrough research projects at leading universities and research institutions across the country. This year, L'Oreal USA will award five more women with grants of up to $60,000 each. Applicants are welcome from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, computer science, engineering and mathematics." Deadline 10/31/08.
  • AWM travel program - (for post-docs) "The Association for Women in Mathematics travel program(October deadline) supports two types of travel grants for women: Travel Grants in mathematics, for research mathematicians attending math conferences and Travel Grants in math/math education research, for mathematicians attending a math education research conference or math education researchers attending a math conference. " Application deadlines are February 1, May 1 and October 1 of each year.

Coed fellowships and grants

  • SIAM Student Paper Contest - The SIAM Student Paper Prizes are awarded every year to the student author(s) of the most outstanding paper(s) submitted to the SIAM Student Paper Competition. This award is based solely on the merit and content of the student's contribution to the submitted paper. The purpose of the Student Paper Prizes is to recognize outstanding scholarship by students in applied mathematics or computing. Eligibility is restricted to students in good standing who do not yet hold the degree of PhD on the application deadline. Submissions may be based on co-authored papers, provided that each PhD-holding co-author writes a letter attesting to the student's (students') pivotal role and contributions to the results. Papers entered in the competition must have already been submitted for publication.
  • SIAM Student Travel Awards - "The awards are to be made from the SIAM Student Travel Fund, created in 1991 and maintained through book royalties donated by generous SIAM authors and by donations from SIAM members. The awards for selected conferences are also supported by donations from industry. Any full-time student in good standing is eligible to receive an award plus gratis meeting registration. Top priority will be given to students presenting papers at the meeting, with second priority to students who are co-authors of papers to be presented at the meetings. Only students traveling more than 100 miles to the meetings are eligible for the awards. Complete applications must be received at the SIAM office no later than two months before the first day of the meeting for which support is requested."
  • Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship - "This Graduate Fellowship Program of the National Academies-consisting of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council-is designed to engage graduate science, engineering, medical, veterinary, business, public policy, and law students in the analytical process that informs the creation of national policy-making with a science/technology element. As a result, students develop basic skills essential to working in the world of science policy. We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2009 sessions. The program will comprise two 12-week sessions: Winter: January 12-April 3, 2009 (application materials are due November 1st) Fall: September 9- November 25, 2009 Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and those who have completed graduate studies or postdoctoral research within the last 5 years are eligible to apply. The deadline for receipt of application material is November 1 for the winter program and June 1 for the fall program. Candidates may apply to both sessions concurrently."
  • Hertz Foundation Fellowship Award - The Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit (not need) and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. Awardees receive $31,000 - $36,000 stipend and tuition equivalent. Deadline: October 31st.
  • Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships for 2009 - "Applications are now being accepted for the 2009 Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships Program for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching. These fellowships are for people planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based field of science, social sciences, or humanities." There are predoctoral, dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships. Application Deadline Dates: Predoctoral (November 14, 2008), Dissertation (November 28, 2008), Postdoctoral (November 28, 2008).

Co-ed Professional Development

  • Project NExT - Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) is a professional development program for new or recent Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences. It addresses all aspects of an academic career: improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, engaging in research and scholarship, and participating in professional activities. It also provides the participants with a network of peers and mentors as they assume these responsibilities.

Job fairs

  • Women For Hire Career Fairs - The Women for Hire career fairs are held twice a year in D.C., in early October and late February. There is on-site registration and no admission fee. A diverse group of companies and governmental organizations host booths.

Programs for new female professors

Grants and prizes

  • AWM Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize - "The Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize of the AWM is awarded annually to a woman recently promoted to Associate Professor or an equivalent position in the mathematical sciences. The prize provides a fellowship for the awardee to spend a semester in the Mathematics Department of Cornell University without teaching obligations. Recently promoted associate professors face many challenges as they prepare to take on greater leadership in research and in the profession. The Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize will honor outstanding women at this stage of their careers and enable them to focus on their research in the stimulating environment of the Cornell University Mathematics Department (http://www.math.cornell.edu). A $45,000 prize will be awarded to a woman, recently promoted to associate professor or the equivalent, for a semester of mathematical research without teaching obligations in the Mathematics Department of Cornell University. A supplement housing/subsistence stipend award of $3,000 will be provided. Office space, library access, and computing facilities will be provided by Cornell. The award is to be used during the 2009-2010 academic year. The application deadline is November 1."

Programs for K-12 teachers and college instructors

  • The INSPIRE Project, Inc. Space Academy for Educators Scholarship Program (July 2009) - "The INSPIRE Project Inc. has teamed up with the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL and is offering two full scholarships to Space Academy for Educators. Space Academy for Educators is a 5-day program offered every summer for teachers from around the world to come and participate in 45 hours of intensive classroom, laboratory and training time, focusing on space science and space exploration. Teachers also take part in astronaut-style training and simulations, as well as activities designed to promote life-long learning in a classroom setting. All lessons and activities link to National Science and Math Standards and are ready to use in the classroom." Application deadline: February 16.
  • The INSPIRE Project, Inc. Robotics Weekend Workshop for Educators - The INSPIRE Project Inc. has teamed up with the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL and is offering two full scholarships to their Robotics Weekend Workshop in July 2009. As part of the Education Department of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center?s professional development program, the Robotics Weekend Workshop is the perfect way to learn how to incorporate Lego Mindstorm / NXT Robotics equipment into your curriculum or as an after school program. This workshop is intended for teachers with very little experience in robotics. Application deadline: February 16.

David Lingenbrink ’14 Awarded Math in Moscow Scholarship

December 4, 2012

David Lingenbrink ’14

David Lingenbrink ’14 has been awarded a $9,000 scholarship from the American Mathematical Society to study mathematics at the Independent University of Moscow.

The math major is the first Harvey Mudd College student to receive the prestigious scholarship to attend the Russian university’s semester-long Math in Moscow program.

Lingenbrink will begin his study abroad in January.

“I am very excited to learn mathematics from what I hear to be an entirely different school of thought,” said Lingenbrink. “In addition, the thought of traveling to a country that was off limits only 20 years ago is pretty cool.”

A small, elite institution focused primarily on mathematics, IUM was founded in 1991 by a group of well-known Russian research mathematicians, who now comprise the university’s academic council. Its Math in Moscow program was created in 2001 to provide foreign students (primarily from the United States, Canada and Europe) with a program in the Russian tradition, which emphasizes problem solving rather than memorizing theorems.The program’s instructors are internationally recognized research mathematicians, and all instruction is in English.

“The program gives students an enriching opportunity to work closely with other budding mathematicians from a wide variety of colleges and universities, all while experiencing an invigorating style of learning and teaching mathematics,” said Mike Orrison, associate professor of mathematics and faculty chair of HMC’s Study Abroad Committee. “David is a bright, thoughtful and inquisitive student. Given his personality, skills and drive, the sky’s the limit.”

Lingenbrink will reside in a student hostel in Moscow and travel by train to the university. His academic schedule will consist of three courses—Basic Representation Theory, Algebraic Geometry and Algebraic Number Theory—plus a class in Russian to supplement what he’s already gleaned from his Russian 1 course. He also plans to explore Moscow and the surrounding area.

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