Opportunities

Purdue research opportunity for undergraduates:

Title: Purdue research semester in number theory and analysis

Organizer: Dr. Theresa Anderson (with help of Dr. Bingyang Hu)

Description: Are you interested in pursuing math research in number theory and analysis that will deepen your understanding, and could lead to a high quality publication?  If so, please consider applying.  If you are curious about what math research is like or about graduate school in mathematics, consider applying.  We will have an introductory meeting or two before the winter break about some relevant background and potential problems, followed by some assigned reading over the break, and weekly meetings with both me, and  Dr. Bingyang Hu during the Spring semester.  It is expected that you will spend 10 hours a week (including meetings) on this work to make serious progress, but we are here to guide and work with you!  It is possible that I will be able to pay each participant a stipend (depending on grant eligibility requirements).

Pre-requisites: Basic real analysis, preferably Math 440.  Measure theory is a plus but not required.  Basic elementary abstract algebra and number theory is recommended but not required.   Should be comfortable writing mathematical proofs.  Undergraduate status during the Spring semester required.  Experience with Latex recommended. 

To apply: To apply, send me an email (tcanderson@purdue.edu) with the following materials with the subject line "Purdue research semester application":

  1. A list of math courses taken or other relevant math experience
  2. an unofficial transcript
  3. a resume (optional)
  4. A paragraph on what diversity in the mathematical sciences means to you and why it is important.
  5. A list of two professors who know you as references.  You should not ask them for a letter of reference nor anything else, just list their names.

Due date: The due date for receiving materials is December 1.  I will notify successful applicants within a week or two of the deadline.  The number selected may vary, and selected students will likely work on the project together (though individual work is also an option).

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)

DOE’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program is now accepting applications for the 2021 Summer Term: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/suli.  Applications are due January 12, 2021.

SULI encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences 

DOE laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories/facilities.

Frequently asked questions: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/suli/Frequently-Asked-Questions   

How to apply: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/suli/How-to-Apply