Reasons to major in math: Check out this University of Georgia site! It’s informative!
- American Mathematical Society (AMS) Homepage
- Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Homepage
- Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Homepage
- National Association of Mathematicians, promoting excellence in mathematics and the mathematical development of underrepresented minorities
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Homepage
- Tufts Math Society Facebook page
- Tufts SIAM Chapter website
- Tufts Association For Women in Mathematics website
Check out American Math Society (AMS) math resources for undergrads, as well as student sites at the AMS, MAA , and SIAM.
Diversity and Biographical Information
- Latinxs and Hispanics in the Mathematical Sciences, and check out the recent news on Prof. Pamela Harris’ website.
- Mathematicians of the African Diaspora (biographies, scholarships, etc.)
- Mathematically Gifted and Black
- Women in Math Project (publications, bibliographies, etc.)
- 500 Women Scientists is working to make science open and inclusive..
- The Center for Minorities in the Mathematical Sciences (minoritymath.org)
- Here is a short article about Emmy Noether (1882-1935), one of the greatest mathematicians of her time.
- This article has inspiring examples of people, including Andre Weil and a murderer, discovering new mathematics while in prison.
Summer Research Opportunities
- Tufts Math Department Visiting and Early Research Scholars’ Experience in Math program! Check out the website. The program is associated with the VERSE program at Tufts.
- Tufts University Summer Scholars Program
- Tufts University Laidlaw Scholars Program
- National Science Foundation Research (REU) Programs, general info. and scientific fields and math programs.
- MathREUPrograms.org (google.com)
- National Security Agency Summer Programs (choose undergrad and math from dropdown menu)
- Princeton U. general and undergraduate Summer Programs in Park City Utah
Summer research opportunities for women students:
- Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies Women and Math Program
- Edge program for women who will attend math grad school the next year
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 (IM&A)
- Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)
- Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS)
- UCLA Institute for Pure and Applied Math (IPAM)
- US News Graduate and Professional Program Ratings (near the bottom, in science, choose “Mathematics” then click “Top Mathematics Programs” or check out specialties)
- National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships (excellent and competitive Ph.D. fellowships)
- American Mathematical Society information sites:
Web sites of graduate schools Tufts undergrads attended:
- Berlin Mathematics School, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Duke University, Georgia Tech, 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 Chicago: Math, Economics, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina, University of Oregon, UC San Diego, 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 is a good idea to try research to see if you like it!).
- If you’d like suggestions about mentoring and research development for grad. students and beyond, check here.
- A Ph.D. is not enough is a guide to people beginning their career in Science.
- 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 graduate students and 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.
- 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 website and video for careers outside of academia.
- Here is a good Wall Street Journal article to consider a math career if you like math (mathematician is always rated one of the most satisfying careers).
- This site gives salary information for math-related jobs.
- glassdoor.com gives ratings of companies from employees’ perspective
- Tufts Career Center has information about careers, resumes, internships, etc. formation about careers and internships.
University Job Ads for Ph.D.’s:
- American Mathematical Society Job Posting (mathjobs.org)
- Mathematical Association of America Job Postings
- SIAM list of government, industry, and research internships
- Teaching Experiences for Undergraduates summer programs for STEM students interested in K-12 teaching, (for colleges including Brown and Trinity, organized by Vassar). Check out the math programs.
- The NSF/Noyce program supports students to teach middle- and high-school math and science in high needs schools, and it is terrific! If you have questions, just e-mail me.
- 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 including Boston.
- If you’d like to teach without earning an advanced teaching degree then Teachers of Tomorrow or Teach for America could fill the bill.
- Here is an online guide from the Steps Program to alternative routes to teaching.
Placement services for independent schools:
Summer teaching internships:
- Breakthrough Collaborative (Boston and national)
- 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 for general actuarial information for students.
- Careers at Milliman. Also contact local offices.
Related graduate programs:
- Graduate actuary program at the University of Connecticut
- Graduate accounting program at Northeastern University
- This site has links to graduate actuarial programs.
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. Duke, T. Kolda, H. Lin, A. Nolt, M. Schultz, M. Teixidor, L. Tu, and K. Vagts.