Math Major Newsletter

Welcome to the Math Major Newsletter!

Check out this web page for details of the events and opportunities listed in the weekly math major newsletter. Click to open any of the items below.

Check back often! This page is updated frequently with new events and opportunities.

 

Upcoming events

Things to do and places to go

Opportunities

Scholarships, internships, jobs, etc.

Save the date 

and links to past newsletters

 Calendar of math events

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Upcoming events

Featured event

Applied Math Seminar: Friday December 2, 1 - 2 pm, MAK A-2-167.

The last Applied Math seminar of the semester! This week’s talk is on mapping plant populations in Lake Michigan sand dunes using drones and machine learning, by Dr. Brian Yurk from Hope College. You can also join by Zoom – see the website for details. There will be pizza and cookies!

Find a full schedule of speakers, and a link to watch on Zoom, at the seminar’s webpage: http://bit.ly/applied-math-seminar

The Writing Center Night Against Procrastination  is December 1, 8 pm - 2 am. Do you have portfolios to revise for MTH 210? Need to write some proofs or construct a final portfolio? Surround yourself with productivity and support in the writing center! There will be places to study and focus, help from writing center tutors, and distractions as needed.

The next seminar is Friday December 2, 1 - 2 pm, in MAK A-2-167 or online via Zoom.

Everyone is welcome to the Applied Math Seminar! Speakers from across the country share accessible talks about the applications of mathematics in areas including forest fires, gambling, data science, computer science and more! There will also be pizza at each seminar. Find a schedule of speakers, and a link to watch on Zoom, at the seminar’s webpage: http://bit.ly/applied-math-seminar

The last talk of the semester is on Mapping plant populations in Lake Michigan sand dunes using drones and machine learning by Dr. Brian Yurk from Hope College.

The GVSU Math Club will have a movie night on December 7 at 6 pm in Mackinac A-1-151. Come watch the award winning movie Hidden Figures. Everyone is welcome!

December 9, 1 - 2:30 pm.

Come see GVSU students present their math-related research projects! Come to all or stop in for one or two presentations. Refreshments provided. See the poster for a schedule and list of topics.

Opportunities (Scholarships, jobs, internships, etc.)

Featured opportunities

Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS)

June 20 - August 18, 2023. Application deadline: February 13, 2023.

RIPS is a summer research program for students interested in applying math to very real problems. The program is held in Los Angeles and includes a stipend (pay!), travel funding, housing, meals, and other support as well. If you’re interested in applied math, check out the RIPS Website for more information!

Apply by December 1. The SMART Scholarships offer a full scholarship, access to internships, plus guaranteed employment with the Department of Defense upon graduation. Find out more information at the program's website: https://www.smartscholarship.org/smart

The Career Center has $500 scholarships for students with unpaid internships during Fall semester. Check out the Career Center website for details.

The state of Michigan offers scholarships of up to $9600 for student teachers at any level (K-12). You need to currently be in an unpaid student teaching position and meet a few other (common) qualifications, like making "satisfactory academic performance". Check out details on the webpage, and enter your email to get more information: MI Future Educator Student Teacher Stipend.

The link address is updated as of 9/29/2022.

Apply for these jobs by December 5th at mieducationcorps.org

Help Make a Brighter Future for Michigan Students

Michigan Education Corps, in partnership with Kentwood Public Schools, is looking for math interventionists for the winter semester. In Michigan, less than 40% of seventh graders are proficient in math. You can make a difference by giving your time and talent to help students build their math and problem solving skills.

Interventionists work with pairs of students during school hours throughout the school year. If you are passionate about helping kids succeed, you can make a great interventionist. No experience? No problem. Interventionists receive great training, so they are well equipped to help students grow.

Part-time and full-time positions are available. Opportunities begin on Jan 3, 2023.

Perks as an interventionist

  • Build your skills, network and resume
  • Receive a stipend every two weeks
  • Complete experiential and training hours toward the Michigan Youth Development Associate (MI-YDA) credential
  • Earn up to $2,417.27 for college tuition or federal student loans. Tutors 55 and older may gift the award to their child, grandchild, stepchild or foster child.
  • Free health insurance for full time AmeriCorps members
  • Free childcare assistance for those who qualify
  • Federal student loan forbearance

Ready to be the change for struggling students? Learn more at mieducationcorps.org or reach out to Ariel DuVal-Zinn, Resourcing and Recruitment Partner at [email protected] or 616-729-2805.

Applications due January 2

Michigan State University’s Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE; https://cmse.msu.edu/) is currently accepting applications for its interdisciplinary PhD program in computational and data science. This program provides its graduates broad and deep knowledge of the fundamental techniques used in computational modeling and data science, significant exposure to at least one application domain, and the opportunity to conduct significant original research in algorithms and/or applications relating to computational and data science. 

A brief introduction to the program can be found at here, a flyer for the program is here and a list of CMSE faculty and their research interests can be found at http://cmse.msu.edu/faculty. Additional information about the PhD program, as well as application information, can be found at http://cmse.msu.edu/apply. The deadline for application for the Fall 2023 cohort is January 2, 2023.

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics and Math Education

The Budapest Semesters programs are some of the best-known and longest-running study abroad programs for math majors! Study for 6 to 8 during summer in the historic European city of Budapest, take introductory or upper-division classes from experts, and enjoy the excitement of living in a culture known for excellence in both math education and research. There are programs focused primarily on math, as well as math education. Click the links above to learn more and start planning your application. Soonest deadline: Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education has an informational webinar on November 9.

June 20 - August 18, 2023. Application deadline: February 13, 2023.

RIPS is a summer research program for students interested in applying math to very real problems. 

The program is held in Los Angeles and includes a stipend (pay!), travel funding, housing, meals, and other support as well. Check out the RIPS Website for more information.

Submit by February 1

The Association for Women in Mathematics and Teach for America are co-sponsoring a Student Essay Contest about biographies of women in math. All undergraduates are welcome to enter. There is a cash prize! Click the link for more details and rules.

Save the date!

Put these dates on your calendar now. More information will be available later.

  • Last day of regular classes: December 9.
  • Final exam week: December 12 - 17.

Past newsletters

Did you miss something? Here is an archive of past newsletters. Each one contains direct links to each item.



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