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. If you don't want to be in Boston, there are Noyce programs all over the country, and here is information.


This fun web site,, 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. and scientific fields and math programs.
Another list of REU programs from the AMS
National Security Agency Summer Programs
Princeton U. general and undergraduate
2015 Summer Program at Park City Utah


Summer research opportunities for women students:
Carleton College

George Washington University (did not run in 2014, but might in 2015)
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 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
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships (excellent and competitive Ph.D. fellowships)


Web sites of graduate schools Tufts undergrads attended:
Berlin Mathematics School,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 Mathematics, and Statistics, 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 it can help to have research experience to see if you like it!).

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," target="_top"> 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 (
Mathematical Association of America Job Postings

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

SIAM list of government, industry, and research internships

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 two NSF grants totaling $3.9 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.
We are taking applications for 2015-16..

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
Teaching Fellows Program in various cities in the U.S.
Math for America: MAT fellowship program in various cities in the U.S..

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

Teach for America

Summer teaching internships:
Brown University High School Internship
Breakthrough Collaborative (Boston and national) and Summerbridge (San Francisco)
Johns Hopkins CTY Summer Program for Gifted Youth

Steppingstone Academy Boston
PROMYS Program at BU for youth gifted in math


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 Actuarial Career Days (various places in the U.S.) and other actuarial info.

John Hancock  (General career information)

Careers at Milliman (to find internships, search for "internship") and contact local offices

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.

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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