Math and Computer Science

Mathematics Resources

In addition to the resources we’ve listed on our site, you should visit Resources for Undergraduates in Mathematics available from the AMS.

 

MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES There are a number of meetings and conferences where undergraduates can give talks or attend to be exposed to the wider mathematical community. There is internal funding to attend these conferences: Fleming Student Travel Fund.

 

CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENTS AND PROBLEM ARCHIVES

 

OPPORTUNITIES AT SU

  • SCOPE: Summer Collaborative Opportunities and Experiences. Work with faculty members for 8 weeks during the summer on their research. Past projects have included an analysis of Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books using Graph Theory, developing of Tetris-playing programs using evolved neural networks, and research in diagonalizing matrices.
  • King Creativity Fund for creative projects. Students have used the fund to develop various projects: a 3D interactive computer game to aid in the teaching of languages, a system for automatically counting bacterial colonies using photo input, and a wheelchair controlled by special glove. Deadline is in October.
  • Research and Creative Works Symposium. An annual celebration of the work of SU students doing research and creating works of art.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS
There are many summer research programs at universities around the country. Most application deadlines are in Feb - Mar, so start looking in January!

 

INTERNSHIPS
Visit the Office of Career Services for more information. (acturial: Watson Wyatt)

Application advice: Your personal statement is the most important document in your application!!!! Have people read it before sending it off (maybe take it to the Debby Ellis writing center). The next most important documents are the letters of recommendation. If you want a good one, give the professor a copy of your personal statement (even in rough form), an informal resume (listing clubs you are involved in, your GPA, etc.), and any other helpful information.

 

SEMESTER PROGRAMS

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

 

Some Prospective Math Employers: American Express, American Management Systems, Anderson Consulting, Boeing Company, Boeing North America – Rocketdyne Division, CompuCom Systems Inc., Computerland of Salt Lake, Cypress Semiconductor, Defense Information System Agency, Dolby Laboratories, EDO Corporation, Franklin Quest, Guardian Industries, HK Systems, IBM Corporation, Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies, Lockheed Martin - Technical Operations, McKinsy & Company, Micron Technology, Microsoft Corporation, MONY Financial Services, Nichols Research Group, Pepsi-Cola Company, Pfizer, Inc., Prudential Preferred Services, Ragula Systems, Raytheon TI Systems, Sterling Wentworth, Systems Simulation Solutions, Inc., TenFold Corporation, The Gallup Association, Varian, and Victaulin Company of America. (This list came from Prof. Jennifer Quinn at Occidental College.)

Books of interest that you can borrow from the Chapman Whitmore Common Room:
Great Jobs for Math Majors
101 Careers in Mathematics
She Does Math

 

GRADUATE SCHOOL INFORMATION
Dates for the mathematics subject GRE exam are in November, December, and April. If you are planning on attending graduate school in mathematics, you may want to plan to take this exam - see your advisor for more info.

MAGAZINES AND ARTICLES OF INTEREST

 

ORGANIZATIONS AND SERVICES