Math Resources for Students


Check out American Math Society (AMS) math resources for undergrads, as well as student sites at the AMS and MAA

 

If you are interested in teaching in high-needs secondary schools, consider one of the
Noyce Science Teaching Fellowship Programs.
Find more information here and If you have questions, just e-mail me.
Although we are not recruiting for the Tufts Noyce program, Our M.A.T. program is excellent. There are Noyce programs all over the country, and here is information.

 


This fun new web site, www.WhyDoMath.org, describes fun mathematics (including my field, tomography) and what mathematicians do.


Reasons to major in math: (Check out this University of Georgia site) It’s fun!

Here's the math awareness month web site.


Mathematical Societies (which have general information about math as well as info about meetings, books and journals, etc.):
American Mathematical Society (AMS) Homepage
Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Homepage
Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Homepage
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Homepage

 

Tufts Math Society link and Facebook page

 

Summer Research Opportunities

Tufts University Summer Scholars Program
National Science Foundation Research (REU) Programs, general info.(click here for areas) and math programs.
Another list of REU programs from the AMS
National Security Agency Summer Programs
Princeton U. general and undergraduate
Summer Program at Park City Utah

 

Summer research opportunities for women students:
Carleton College

George Washington University
Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies

 

Mathematical Institutes (which often have summer programs)
AIM math: American Institute of Mathematics
American Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Institute for Advanced Studies
Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)
Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS)
UCLA Institute for Pure and Applied Math (IPAM)


Graduate Programs
Phds.org: excellent links about graduate schools
US News Graduate and Professional Program Ratings (choose science then click "Top Mathematics Programs" or check out specialties)
Peterson’s Guide General Graduate Programs for Math (choose subject area then location, etc.)
Links to US math departments
Info. on graduate programs(commercial site)
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships (excellent and competitive Ph.D. fellowships)

 

Web sites of graduate schools Tufts undergrads attended:
Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Duke University, University of Chicago: Math, Economics, LSU, MIT, NYU, Ohio State University, Oregon State University, Penn. State University, Princeton, Rutgers, Stanford: Math, and Computational and Mathematical Engineering, Texas A&M University, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina, University of Oregon, UCSD,University of Pennsylvania, University of Washington, Weizmann Institute of Science, Yale University

 

General advice and support for graduate school and beyond

Here are two good books (1 and 2) with tips for survival in grad school and beyond.

Here is a good article about how to get into math graduate school (despite what it says, if you haven't published, it is OK, although research experience is important!).

If you'd like suggestions about mentoring and research development for grad. students and beyond, check here.

The Math. Association of America has a teaching support program for new college and university profs, Project NEXT.

The Mathematical Research Communities is a research support program for recent Ph.D.'s. It provides summer conferences in a range of fields and then provides longer term mentoring and support. I was involved with the 2009 Inverse Problems conference, and it was a blast!

Some Free and legal math books are here.

 

Math Careers


General information about math careers:


This cool web site, weusemath.org , from BYU, shows what people use math for and discusses careers.


American Math Society's career info.

MAA Career Information and Career Profiles

Society for Industrial and Applied Math info about applied math careers

SIAM has a useful brochure on careers outside academia and an in-depth report on the mathematics needed in industry today.

Check out this and this for careers outside of academia.

A neat site at U. Georgia giving info. about math jobs

Here's a good reason to consider a math career if you like math (mathematician is always rated one of the most satisfying careers).

Here is a good Business Week article about non-academic math jobs.

 

 

Tufts Career Center has information about careers, resumes, internships, etc. formation about careers:

University Job Ads for Ph.D.'s:
American Mathematical Society Job Posting (mathjobs.org)
Mathematical Association of America Job Postings

Summer math internships (see actuarial internships below, too):

SIAM list of government, industry, and research internships

Brigham Young University list of industrial internships (opens in a new tab).

NIH Biostatistics Summer Institute for undergraduates and beginning grad students is at schools including BU, Wisconsin, and Washington University.

 

K-12 Teaching

 

Teacher training programs

Tufts has received $2.1 million from the Noyce/NSF Scholarship Program to support students to teach middle- and high-school math and science. Click here for info!! If you have questions, just e-mail me.
Although we do not have new Noyce openings, the Tufts MAT program is excellent.
Here's info on the Noyce program and other Noyce sites.

Tufts Education Department has an "easy" admission program for MAT students from Tufts, and it is a vibrant place with several faculty members who specialize in mathematics education.

Boston Teacher Residency
Chicago Teaching Fellows
Math for America: MAT fellowship program in NYC, Boston, and other locations..

Placement services for independent schools
Carney Sandoe, Corp.
Southern Teachers Agency

Teach for America

Summer teaching internships:
Johns Hopkins CTY Summer Program for Gifted Youth

PROMYS Program at BU for youth gifted in math
Breakthrough Collaborative (national) and Summerbridge (San Francisco)
Steppingstone Academy Boston

Students who have participated in these programs as counselors have loved them!

 

The actuarial profession:
Society of Actuaries and Casualty Actuary Society general info.
Books and old tests for the actuary exams (Actex publications).
BE AN ACTUARY and NYC Actuarial Career Day.

CIGNA Undergrad. Internship Program
John Hancock  (General career information)

Careers at Milliman (to find internships, search for "internship")

Related graduate programs:
Graduate actuary program at the University of Connecticut
Graduate accounting program at Northeastern University

This commercial site has links to graduate acutarial programs.


Diversity:
Mathematicians of the African Diaspora (biographies, scholarships, etc.)
Women in Math Web Site (publications, bibliographies, etc.)


Please let Todd Quinto know of other fun links or if these links don't work.

Please feel free to talk to your profs, advisor, or me if you would like more info. about research programs, graduate school, or careers and all that. Let me know if you'd like to borrow the department's books about math careers.

Thanks to many folks including A. Barbaro, A. Berrian, M. Burr, J. Cherner, D. Cuzzocreo, D. Davis, M. Schultz, M. Teixidor, L. Tu, and K. Vagts.


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11/24/13