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StatFest 2018

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018 

Time: 9:30-5:00 p.m

Location: Amherst College, Amherst, MA

StatFest is a one day conference aimed at encouraging undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups (African American, Hispanic, Native Americans) to consider careers and graduate studies in the statistical sciences. StatFest 2018 will be taking place at Amherst College (Amherst, MA) on Saturday, September 22nd. Be sure to register now!

For more information see https://nhorton.people.amherst.edu/statfest.

Careers in Business for Non-Business Majors

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 

Time: 3pm

Location: Laurel Hall room 111

The Center for Career Development will host an event on Wednesday, April 11, titled Careers in Business for Non-Business Majors. Students will hear from alums from who did not major in business and have fulfilling, successful careers in the business industry. Get insights from a recruiter who values the skills and attributes non-business majors bring to the field. All will share job search strategies to show how non-business classes may be a contributing factor to career success. Companies represented include: FactSet, Simon and Schuster, Stamford Innovations, RR Donnelley, and Northwestern Mutual (subject to change); information relevant for all majors and business interests.

https://career.uconn.edu/events/2018/04/11/careers-in-business-for-non-business-majors/

Student Meet & Greet with Renee Moore

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 

Time: 10:00-10:30 am

Location: AUST 326

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to a meet & greet with Renee Moore on Wednesday, April 11. This will take place a few hours prior to her colloquium talk which is at 4 pm in ITE C80. More information about her talk can be found on the colloquia page. If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP to tracy.burke@uconn.edu.

Spuyten Duyvil Undergraduate Mathematics Conference 2018

Hosted by Southern Connecticut State University

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Department of Mathematics at Southern Connecticut State University invites you and your students and mathematics faculty to the 12thAnnual Spuyten Duyvil Undergraduate Mathematics Conference on Saturday, April 28, 2018, 8:30am – 4:30pm.   The url for the conference webpage is https://sites.google.com/view/spuytenduyvil-2018/home .  You can go there for more information and to register.

The Spuyten Duyvil Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (SDUMC) is a one-day regional undergraduate mathematics conference held annually each Spring and hosted by different colleges and universities.  The primary goal of the conference is to offer undergraduates the opportunity to attend and actively participate in a professional mathematics meeting and to discuss mathematics with their peers and faculty from other colleges and universities.

The key component of SDUMC is multiple sessions of presentations by undergraduate students and faculty in mathematics, statistics, computer science, and other disciplines in the mathematical sciences. SDUMC also includes a poster session on the same topics, an invited address by a noted mathematician, and an integration bee.

  • Registration:  Thanks to our sponsors, there is no registration fee. Also, a light lunch will be provided at no cost to participants. However, while participants will be able to register on the day of the conference, we encourage (implore) people to register by April 20th. This will help us in planning. Also, lunch may not be available for those who register after that date or register on the day of the conference. Go to https://sites.google.com/view/spuytenduyvil-2018/home  and then click on the “Register” tab to register and to submit abstracts.
  • Call for presentations by students and faculty: We invite undergraduate students and faculty to give a 15-minute talk at the meeting. The topics may be in mathematics, statistics, computer science, or other related areas in the mathematical sciences. You can apply to present a talk as part of the registration process. Abstracts for talks should be submitted there. The deadline for the submission of abstracts for talks is 11:00 pm on Friday, April 20th.
  • Call for posters for the poster session: We invite undergraduate students to submit a poster for the poster session. The topics may be in mathematics, statistics, computer science, or other related areas in the mathematical sciences. You can apply to present a poster as part of the registration process. Abstracts for posters can be submitted there. The deadline to apply to put a poster in the poster session is 11:00 pm on Friday, April 20th. If you were a member of a team in the 2018 Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) or the 2018 Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM) or in similar competitions, we encourage you to submit a poster about your team’s solution.
  • Integration bee: There will be an integration bee as part of the conference. Undergraduate students are invited to compete. A prize will be awarded to the winner! If you plan to participate in the integration bee, we ask that you register by 11:00 pm on Friday, April 20th. After that date, we may need to limit the number participating.
  • Keynote Address:  Dr. Sarah Vigliotta of Yale University, on “Scheduling Time by Coloring Graphs”.

If you have questions, contact Dr. Ross Gingrich at GingrichR1@southernct.edu orDr. Raymond Mugno at MugnoR1@southernct.edu .

SDUMC 2018 is supported by grants/funding from multiple sources, including The School of Arts and Sciences at SCSU, Pi Mu Epsilon, the Northeastern Section of the MAA, CRISP (the Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena ), CEMS (the Center for Excellence in Math and Science at SCSU), SCSU’s Office for STEM Innovation and Leadership, SCSU’s Mathematics Club, and the SCSU Department of Mathematics. We thank all of our sponsors for their support.

Research Analyst Position at Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Each year we recruit Research Analysts to work closely with the economists in our Research group; at the moment, we are recruiting research analysts to start this spring or summer.  We request your assistance in finding talented seniors to fill these positions.  Your familiarity with undergraduates at your institution will be of tremendous help in this effort.

Research Analysts play an integral role in both the policy and research functions of the Research and Statistics Group.  Our economists, whose specialties include banking and payment systems, capital markets, international economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics, work closely with Research Analysts.  Upon leaving the Fed, Research Analysts who choose to apply to graduate school are consistently accepted by top programs; others pursue a wide variety of public and private sector opportunities. In recent years, our RAs have gone on to pursue PhDs in Economics or Finance at MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, University of Chicago, UC Berkeley, and Wharton, among others.  Previous RAs have also gone to law and public policy programs at Harvard Kennedy School, Princeton, Yale, and others.

We seek candidates who have records of superior scholarship and academic curiosity.  Research Analysts usually come from strong economics, policy, mathematics, or computer science backgrounds, though a major in one of these fields is not a necessity.  Successful candidates often have previous research experience, and many are considering careers in economic research, public policy, or other related fields.

In addition, we seek candidates from a wide range of backgrounds that are typically underrepresented in economics.  It is important to us that we succeed in recruiting a diverse cohort of research analysts each year. Thus we encourage many students with varying experiences and backgrounds to apply. As a representative of your institution and student body, we ask that you please help us in passing this message along to any candidates you may know who may be otherwise hesitant to apply.

Click here for more details about the Research Analyst position. Applications are being accepted now, on a rolling basis, here. It is recommended that candidates apply as soon as possible.

Undergraduate Research in Network Analysis of Climate Change Studies in Ecology

This project is a spatiotemporal study using network analysis to identify how climate change is studied in ecology. It focuses on using keyword co-occurrence networks to identify links between certain topics and track how these topics are related in time and space. Students applying to this project are expected to take it on as their primary research project and will take the lead on it (i.e. if/when the project is published, they would be the first author). The immediate supervisor, Eliza Grames, is a second year PhD student whose research focuses on modeling sensitivity of songbirds to forest fragmentation. For more information, click here.

To apply, please send a one-page cover letter and a resume to eliza.grames@uconn.edu.

If you have questions, please contact eliza.grames@uconn.edu.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Opportunity at Grand Valley State University

Dates: June 10, 2018 – August 5, 2018

Application Due: February 16, 2018 

Eligibility & Requirements

 

This is an opportunity for undergraduates to gain research experience while interacting with faculty from Grand Valley State University and developing mathematical communication skills. The various areas available for research include Classification of Seven-Dimensional Lie Algrebras, Circle Packing, Spherical and Hyperbolic Geometry, Coloring the Earth and Moon, and Graphs and Election Simulation.

 

Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dates: June 11, 2018 – July 20, 2018

Application Due: February 1, 2018

Eligibility & Requirements

 

If you like mathematics and would like to learn how quantitative methods can be applied in the study of human health, consider applying to the Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The program will introduce you to the power and excitement of math applications to public health, medicine, and biology, and provide you experiences that will help inform your future career path.

Summer Program for Undergraduates & Recent Graduates

The Summer Program is an intensive 6-week program, during which qualified participants receive an introduction to biostatistics, epidemiology, and public health research. This program is designed to expose undergraduates to the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental, and medical research.

The program also provides advice about graduate school and the application process through GRE preparation, meetings with different departments of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and individualized mentoring by Harvard faculty. Participants take non-credit introductory courses in Biostatistics, Epidemiology and statistical programming languages such as R, and attend a series of topical seminars. The seminars, led by faculty members from various departments at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, are designed to broaden participant’s understanding of the relationship of biostatistics to human health by providing a snapshot of methods developed and applied to real research projects in different fields. Participants also gain research experience through small-group research projects directed by faculty and graduate student mentors. At the end of the program, students present their research to the group and to affiliated faculty. Housing, travel and a living stipend (including meals) are provided for the 6-week program.

Post-Baccalaureate Internship 

The 2-3 month internship program is open to students who have received bachelor’s degrees and are planning to attend a graduate degree program in Biostatistics. Past summer program participants are encouraged to apply. Travel is provided and interns will receive a salary for their participation in the post-baccalaureate program. Interns will participate in collaborative research projects through 1-2 rotations at academic and clinical centers at Harvard.

Two Post-Baccalaureate Interns will be selected to participate in research projects in Biostatistics at academic and clinical centers at Harvard.  They will also attend regular seminars on Biostatistical topics and present their research at our 2018 Annual Symposium. There will also be joint activities and field trips with the students in the Summer Program.


Summer Analyst Internship at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The Summer Analyst Internship program provides undergraduates an opportunity to learn about and contribute to the work done by the Research and Statistics Group.   Over the course of the summer, our economists—whose specialties include banking and payment systems, capital markets, international economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics—work closely with Summer Analysts on long-term, academically orientated research projects as well as current public policy work. In addition to their daily responsibilities, summer analysts attend events and weekly presentations hosted by senior management. These presentations provide a broad and extensive overview of the Bank’s responsibilities and operations. In addition to serving as a prime learning opportunity for undergraduates interested in economic research, the summer analyst program also establishes a strong pool of candidates for recruitment into the full-time Research Analyst position at the FRBNY upon graduation.

 

We seek candidates who have records of superior scholarship and academic curiosity.  Summer Analysts usually come from strong economics, policy, mathematics, or computer science backgrounds, though a major in one of these fields is not a necessity.  Successful candidates often have previous research experience, and many are considering careers in economic research, public policy, or other related fields.

In addition, we seek candidates from a wide range of backgrounds that are typically underrepresented in economics.  It is important to us that we succeed in recruiting a diverse cohort of summer analysts each year. Thus we encourage many students with varying experiences and backgrounds to apply.

 

Applications for the Summer Analyst position are being accepted now at http://www.newyorkfed.org/careers/current_opportunities.html. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by November 1. Click here for a brochure with details about the full-time Research Analyst position, which the Summer Analyst position is largely modeled after.

Graduate Program Opportunities

University Application Deadline Type of Degree Area/Field
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill December 12 Masters or PhD Mathematics
University of Missouri January 15 (for Fall applicants)

October 15 (for Spring applicants)

Masters or PhD Statistics
Emory University January 5 (for merit scholarship consideration)

May 1 (preferred last day for international students)

July 15 (preferred last day)

August 2 (application closes at 5 pm)

Masters or PhD Biostatistics

Bioinformatics