We need officers!
We still need to find two officers for next semester: a videographer and a webmaster. If you would like to see the Math Club continue as is, then consider volunteering. The videographer position does not involve a great deal of work: you get the camera from the 8th floor, record the talk, and return the camera. The webmaster position simply involves updating the website every week with information on talks and any other events. You don't need to be a CS major (or even a math major!) for the position, just be comfortable with a computer. You will be taught how to do everything you need to do.
Monthly Problem Set is up!
Hey guys, the problems of the month are up under the MPC tab. Check it out and submit some solutions!
GRE Subject Meetings!
Hey, there's a group of students planning to take the October Mathematics GRE Subject test, with tentatively scheduled meetings for Fridays at 5 in the 12th floor lounge. Email Jason for more information.
Volunteer Science Olympiad
As a CNS student group, your organization has a reputation for leadership and inspiring younger generations to pursue a career in science. For this reason, I'm reaching out to you to request volunteer support for the Regional Science Olympiad competition on Saturday, February 26th. This is an all-day competition hosted on U.T. campus for middle and high school students in all areas of science and engineering. We would like to partner with your student organization to make this event a success for the 8th year in a row!
- 7-9 a.m.
- 9-12 p.m.
- 9-2 p.m.
- 12-3 p.m.
- 2-4 p.m.
- 3-6 p.m.
Depending on shift, volunteers will assist with setting up events, running events, clean-up, hall monitoring, decorating for award ceremony among other jobs. This is also a great event for your members to bond and work together because we do our best to ensure members of the same student organization work together so our volunteers and kids both have fun! We also provide a brief training so volunteers know their responsibilities for the day of the event.
Perks for volunteering with us:
- Convenience - event is held on-campus
- Swag - FREE food and Science Olympiad t-shirt for all volunteers!
- Leadership - build leadership skills in assisting with a regional competition
- Feel good - inspire kids!
For more information, please contact us.
2011 Fairfield REU Announcemen
The Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT) Mathematics and Computer Science Department announces a new Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Mathematics and Computational Science for Summer 2011. Sponsored by a three-year grant through the National Science Foundation, we will host our 2011 program from June 13 to August 5. The three research groups for our first program will engage in original mathematics projects in the following areas:
One-Dimensional Combinatorial Dynamics Chris Bernhardt, Professor of Mathematics
Three-Dimensional Hyperbolic Geometry Shawn Rafalski, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Nielsen Theory for Generic Maps on Surfaces Chris Staecker, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Stipends, housing and travel funds will be provided. Fairfield University is located on Long Island Sound in southwestern Connecticut about an hour from New York City. The deadline for applications is March 2, 2011. For more details, please visit or direct your students to our webpage.
Questions? Please feel free to contact Dr. Shawn Rafalski, the Fairfield REU 2011 Program Coordinator.
Math Club Movie Night!!
Next Thursday, November 18, we'll be having Math Club Movie Night at 7 pm in Wheeler Hall (big lecture hall on RLM 4th Floor). If that room doesn't end up, working out, look for a sign on the door to tell you where to go. We'll be watching Proof unless anyone else has a suggestion!
NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
All students who are applying to graduate school are highly encouraged to also apply for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
What is it?
Each Fellowship consists of three years of support usable over a five- year period. For each year of support, NSF provides a stipend of $30,000 to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $10,500 to the degree-granting institution.
The National Science Foundation is committed to tripling the number of these fellowships. Apply now and get amazing graduate school funding!
Application materials and more information can be found here.
Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. local time, November 18, 2010.
GRE Study Group
3:30 - 5:00
October 5, 12, 19, 26
This group goes over sample exams, works problems, reviews topics. If you want to be in grad school, be there.
Putnam Study Group
The Putnam is a nationwide mathematics competition open to all undergraduates, held the first Sunday in December. First prize is a graduate fellowship to Harvard! But the questions are very challenging -- and very cool. Here is a sample:
"Show that there is no equilateral triangle in the plane whose vertices all have integer coordinates."
We will have practice sessions for the Putnam exam every Tuesday this semester, 5:30 - 7:00 pm in RLM 9.166, starting Tuesday October 5th.
Pizza, the dinner of champions, will be served.
For more information or to register for the competition, please see Dave Rusin, RLM 9.140
Math Club Mentor Program
Here's a message from Joe about the mentor program:
Hey Math Clubbers,
I just wanted to extend another opportunity to participate in the undergrad math mentor/mentee program. I think this is a great opportunity for mentees to get some inside information on their math career here at UT, and possibly avoid some of the pitfalls some of us (like me) have stumbled into. For the mentors, this is a chance to polish your leadership skills while also being able to 'give something back,' to some of the newer students here. You're going to see mentor relationships of one form or another both later on in your education and on into your careers. If you'd like any more information on the subject, or just want to chat sometime feel free to shoot me an email. I'd like to plan on sitting down with the participants after next weeks Math Club talk (~6pm Wed, 15 Sep. 12th floor Grad Lounge in RLM) to just go over some of the goals of the program and to try and answer any questions.
If you'd like to participate, email me with the following information:
- your name
- if you want to be a mentor or mentee
- email address
- any information you'd like to add to help us pair you up (i.e. major, interests, etc...)
Joe Cunningham Undergraduate Math Mentor Coordination
We have the 11th floor classroom reserved for Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 5-6pm. A math grad student should be present at each of those times, and it would be a great place for you to work on classwork, ask questions about math and grad school, and get to know other people in Math Club. Make use of it!
Another REU(ish) Opportunity
Mike Williams will be one of the graduate student assistants. It is a summer research program for undergraduates that being run by Dave Glickenstein and Andrea Young this summer in Tucson. The topics will be on discrete geometry and geometric flows on Lie groups. There is more information here.
Volunteer Tutors for Reagan High School
We've been contacted by Reagan High School. They're looking for volunteer tutors for a group of students several hours a week.
The tutoring would be with a group of teen moms in the after-school program on Tuesdays from about 4:10-6 PM. They're working hard to complete their credits, and they need help passing the TAKS test, specifically the math and science components. They could greatly benefit from some caring math tutors.
It could be a great service activity, or good for community service hours, or just a chance for students to help out by doing something they're good at. We're looking to have volunteers in every Tuesday afternoon this semester, on a constant or rotating basis, just so long as our girls are getting the help that they need.
Let Shannon know if you're interested and she can put you in contact with RHS.
Renovations to the 12th floor lounge
The Math Department is planning on doing some revisions to the 12th Floor Lounge, and Lucia Simonelli is the only undergraduate representative of the renovation committee. She would like to know if we have any suggestions for what we would like to see in the lounge.
Please send any thoughts, comments, and/or suggestions to Lucia.
Research Week 2010 will take place April 12-16. It includes various showcases of undergraduate research and creative activity across the disciplines. In past years, Research Week events have included college and departmental poster sessions and presentations, performances, special seminars on research-related topics, and the Longhorn Research Bazaar, a festive outdoor event designed to highlight research resources and opportunities to students from all majors. Some of these events have been created especially for Research Week and others are annual events that units have already been doing to highlight undergraduate research and creative activity in their areas.
Email Shannon for more information on how to get involved in Research Week if you would like to present (or attend). Let her know if you're interested.
More Summer Programs
Another highly-recommended summer program opportunity:Kenneth A. Ribet: RIPS is a really great REU-like program that has teams of students working on projects that were proposed by industrial partners. The program started on the UCLA campus and now exists in three places: UCLA, Beijing, Berlin. All three programs are conducted in English. The US program (in LA) is open to international students -- note that most REUs in the US are NSF-sponsored and are restricted to US citizens and permanent residents. Check out the web site for more details. Applications must be submitted by February 15.
AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program
The 2010 AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship application is now available on line. Learn more and download an application here.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship seeks to increase communication skills in student scientists.
The Fellowship places senior undergraduate and graduate science, engineering and mathematics students at media sites nationwide to work as science reporters for ten weeks. Past sites include the Chicago Tribune, NPR and Scientific American.
AAAS selects 15 - 20 Fellows each summer. There is a $4500 stipend plus travel expenses.
Deadline is January 15, 2010.
Summer Program for Women in Mathematics
Also for women math undergraduates, George Washington Universtity is having a summer program called SPWM (Summer Program for Women in Mathematics).
For five weeks 16 woman take a total of four classes (2 at a time) given by interested professors from a handful of universities. In addition to the classes there are academic field trips to places a math major could end up working, seminars followed by dinner, and a network of mathematicians that will continue to be part of one's math life for as long as you live.
If you're interested in attending, go to their website (above). If you have more questions, please e-mail Emily Landes.
Women in Math
2010 Texas Oklahoma Research Undergraduate Symposium
Oklahoma Research Undergraduate Symposium to be held at Midwester State University (Wichita Falls) in February. Funding can be applied for through the conference.
More information is available here.
Monthly Puzzle Contest
October Problem of the Month!
Monthly Puzzle Contest
Math Club is announcing the first Monthly Problem Contest (or, UTMCMPC for short) of the fall 2009 semester. The main goal of the UTMCMPC is to foster interest in mathematics among undergraduate students at UT. All the information and rules about the UTMCMPC is available here.
The first MPC is due by 11:59PM on Wednesday, September 30th, 2009. Submission guidelines are available in the rules, so make sure to read them carefully!
Best solution gets a cash prize!
Ohio Grad School Recruiter
The speaker is Dr. Thomas Kerler and he is a graduate recruiter for The Ohio State University. He will be discussing graduate admission from the viewpoint of a graduate recruiter and, specifically, the graduate program at Ohio.
It will be at noon in 8.136
Volunteers wanted for Math Adventure!
Austin Math Circle is looking for volunteers to help run its Math Adventure -- a day of fun, outdoor math games for local area high school and middle school students. No experience is required; anyone who would enjoy playing games with children on a Sunday afternoon is welcome.
The event will take place on Sunday, November 1st, from 1 PM to 3 PM.
Contact Dave Jensen if you are interested.
Emily's Office Hours
Emily L. is going to be holding office hours! They are on Wednesdays from 3:00pm - 4:30pm in RLM 10.108. Feel free to come and talk to her about REUs, summer programs, graduate school, class schedules, math advice, etc.
Pizza and Problem Solving
Starting Sept 29, the Putnam practice sessions (5PM on Tuesdays, 10.176 classroom) will include free food.
Putnam registration is due by October 13th.
Professor Sadun is organizing the Putnam exam for UT this year. The exam is on Saturday December 5th.
So if you are interested in taking the exam send an email ASAP with subject: Putnam registration; your name, year and EID.
If you have any questions please email Professor Sadun.
4-Dimensional Space with Jeff Weeks
This will be an informal lunch session on 4-dimensional space. Jeff Weeks will start the discussion and then open the floor to questions.
Jeff Weeks is a great topologist and an amazing speaker. He has written the book "The Shape of Space", produced a SnapPea, a progam many topopogist use in their research, and programed torus games. As this is during lunch we will have some pizza.
Graduate Fellowship Program
We are proud to announce a Microsoft Graduate Fellowship program in the Math Department of UC Santa Barbara.
The successful applicant will be designated as a Microsoft graduate fellow in mathematics. In addition to the regular UCSB Math Dept faculty, the Microsoft Fellows have the option to work with and be co-advised by the Microsoft Station Q mathematicians -- Michael Freedman, Matthew Hastings, Kevin Walker, and Zhenghan Wang -- to do research related to the topological quantum computing project. This area includes: quantum topology, quantum algebra, topological phases of matter, and quantum computation (information, algorithms, fault tolerance).
To apply for the fellowship, you should apply to the UCSB Math Department and express your interest to be considered as a Microsoft graduate fellow in mathematics on your application. The fellowship is awarded for the first year with a strong preference for continuation to a second year. If the fellowship were not to be continued, financial support will be provided as for regular UCSB graduate students.
Undergraduate Workshop in Knot Theory: Why Knot
- Undergraduate Workshop in Knot Theory: Why Knot
- Date: October 2-3rd
- Place: University of Central Oklahoma
- Lecturer: Professor Colin Adams
This is a workshop for undergraduates that introduces the fascinating mathematics of knots. Knot theory is particularly exciting as there are lots of pictures and open problems can be discussed without the need for much background. The lecturer for the workshop will be Colin Adams, author of the highly praised "The Knot Book". Dr. Adams is the author of numerous research articles on knot theory and the receipient of a 1998 MAA Haimo Distinguished Teaching Award. He is widely recognized as an expositor of mathematics and is notorious for giving mathematical lectures in the guise of sleazy real estate agent Mel Slugbate. This workshop is funded by the NSF and limited travel funds are available to deter the expenses of participants. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to participate and to apply for support.
Colin Adams is the author of the highly praised The Knot Book and "Mathematically Bent", a column of math humor for the Mathematical Intelligencer. Having authored a variety of research articles on knot theory and hyperbolic 3-manifolds, Dr. Adams is also widely recognized as an expositor of mathematics to the general public. He is a popular speaker and is notorious for giving mathematical lectures in the guise of Mel Slugbate, a sleazy real estate agent. A recipient of the Haimo Distinguished Teaching Award from the MAA in 1998, he was a Polya Lecturer for the MAA for 1998-2000 and a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer for 2000-2002.
Math Club Picnic! There will be awesome food and even more awesome people to meet! Everyone is welcome.
- Sunday, September 13th
- Eastwoods/Harris park
January Puzzle Contest
Due to popular demand, the UT Math Club is announcing the first ever UT Math Club Monthly Problem Contest (or, UTMCMPC for short). The main goal of the UTMCMPC is to foster interest in mathematics among undergraduate students at UT. All the information about the UTMCMPC is available here [.pdf].
There will be a showing of Flatland on April 15, 2009 at 7:30pm in ART 1.102. For more information, please see the poster.
Sorry about this going up a bit late.
The third MPC [.pdf] has been uploaded. It is due by 11:59PM on April 22, 2009. The rules are included in the pdf file. Good luck!
Extension for March MPC
The deadline for the March MPC has been extended to Wednesday March 25, 2009.
Math and Physics Lecture Series
- Wednesday, March 25 - Professor Freed (RLM 12.104)
- Thursday, March 26 - Professor Distler (RLM 7.104)
- Wednesday, April 1 - Professor Gamba (RLM 12.104)
- Thursday, April 2 - Professor Reichl (RLM 7.104)
UPDATE on March MPC
Applied Math RTG Seminar
This semester the Research Training Group (RTG) in Applied and Computational Mathematics is offering a series of talks aimed at increasing the awareness and interest of undergraduates in applied math research at UT. The talks will be informal and all levels of students are encouraged to attend. The seminar will meet roughly every two weeks on Thursday afternoons from 4 to 5 PM.
The first talk is scheduled for this Thursday, March 5, and will be delivered by Professor Gordan Zitkovic, who will speak about simulating random quantities on a computer. Details are provided below.
Title: Simulation simulations by Gordan Zitkovic (UT Austin) in RLM 10.176, 4-5pm
Abstract: Anyone who considers arithmetic methods of producing random digits is, or course, in the state of sin. Or so we hear from John von Neumann, one of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th century. In this sinful talk I will discuss mathematical and philosophical problems one runs into when trying to simulate random quantities on a computer. Then, I'll show you how simulation can provide fast and comprehensive answers to many important (and less important) every-day problems. It also helps produce very nice pictures and animations.
We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday.
Blackberry (RIM) Opportunity for Math Students
Semester Math Programs
Elizabeth Thoren (a graduate student here at UT) has offered to answer any questions people may have about REUs. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org . We also have a few additions to the REU/Semester Programs list:
Semester Math programs in the US
- Mathematics Advanced Study Semester (MASS) at Penn State
- The Junior Program of the Center for Women in Mathematics at Smith College
Math Semesters Abroad
- Math in Moscow
- Semester-long program in English
- Has special scholarships available from the AMS (deadline for Spring semesters is September 30, and Fall semesters deadline is April 15)
- Budapest Semesters in Mathematics
- Semester-long program in English
College of Natural Sciences Poster Session
Emily Landes has graciously compiled a list of summer programs for undergraduate math majors and women undergraduate math majors. Here is the list:
Math Programs for all undergraduates
- PCMI, Park City, Utah
- Topic: Arithmetic L-functions
- Summer School dates: June 28 - July 18 2009
- Application deadline: Jan. 28, 2009
- Math REUs (research experience for undergraduates)
Summer Programs for Undergraduate Woman
- IAS, 2009 Program for Women and Mathematics
- Topic Geometric PDE
- Conference dates June 8-19th
- Application deadline: Feb 20th
- SPWM, George Washington University
- Summer School dates: June 27th - August 1st, 2009
- For woman math majors who are finishing their junior year
- Application deadline: Feb. 27th, 2009
- Carlton College, Summer Mathematics Program for Woman Undergraduates
- Summer School June 21 - July 19, 2009
- For woman math majors finishing their first or second year of school
- Application deadline: Feb. 19th, 2009
- EDGE, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
- Workshop dates: June 8 - July 3, 2009
- For woman have been accepted to graduate school or who are in their first year of graduate school
- Application deadline: March 6, 2009
Putnam Competition This Saturday
This Saturday, Dec 6th, in ECJ 1.204 is the Putnam Competition.
What's that you ask? The William Lowel Putnam Mathematics competition (aka Putnam exam) is an annual exam given to college students in the United States and Canada. There are 12 questions, six in the morning and six in the afternoon. The questions are difficult, but test cleverness more than advanced knowledge-freshmen have been know to score very highly. There are cash prizes for high preformance on the exam for the top 25 competitors, memebers of the top 5 college teams, and for the top 3 UT students.
A copy of last year's exam is posted outside ot RLM 9.114 if you would like to see an example of the exam's format.
If this has sparked your interest her are the details:
- Who: All interested undergraduates; pre-registration is not required.
- When: This Saturday December 6th, 2008. 9-12am and 2-5pm
- Arrival time: no later than 8:45 am
- Where: ECJ 1.204
- What to bring: Just a pencil (or two) and a ready mind.
Every Tuesday, starting Tuesday 9/23 (a week from tomorrow), Professor Sadun will be holding Putnam practice at 5pm in RLM 10.166 (the 10th floor classroom). Each week there will be pizza around 5:45.
The Putnam exam is Dec 6th.
Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics
The Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics will be taking place at The University of Nebraska at Lincoln from January 30, 2009 - February 1, 2009.
The registration deadline is December 12, 2008, so make sure to register early if you are interested.
NSF Fellowship Workshop
The NSF Fellowship Workshop will be taking place on September 23, 2008 at 3:30pm in the Texas Union Santa Rita room.
For more information on the NSF, check out their website.
The Office of Graduate Studies Events
The Office of Graduate Studies is sponsoring two events that are very important and beneficial for students to attend:
1. The Annual Graduate Fellowship/Scholarship Fair on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Texas Union Main Ballroom. The purpose is to offer assistance to students seeking financial support.
2. We will have a presentation for graduate students entering graduate school or in their first year of graduate work who are interested in applying for NSF Graduate Fellowships.
About half of these fellowships are awarded annually to first-year graduate students. Eligibility is restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
The presentation is free, and will be on Tuesday, September 23rd, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Santa Rita Room in the Texas Union.
If you have any questions, please call Mary Alice Davila, Associate Fellowship Manager at 232-3603.
Austin Learning Center
Austin Learning Center is hiring math tutors for all levels of high school math, including algebra I, algebra II, geometry, pre-calculus, and AP calculus.
-Located in Westlake, minutes from UT campus
-Set your own schedule
-Excellent work environment
Please email a resume to Scott at email@example.com for immediate consideration.
Paid research positions at ARL austin, math, computation, and more!
Math, Computer Sciences, and Physics students, if you are interested in applied research and in free UT tuition, read on!
Why is this a good opportunity? Because (in the words of Greg Thomsen, who works there):
a) These positions provide the opportunity to work in a research environment with engineers, scientists and analysts on real world problems. We have positions for both undergraduates and graduate students.
b) For Graduate students, we can often find a thesis topic that is suitable for the student and can be worked on during work hours. For undergraduate students (and grad students too!), working at the lab provides a great opportunity to see if it is an environment you would like to continue working in after graduating, as we try to hire students into full time positions when possible. Even if things do not work out in finding a permanent position, students often walk away with experience that they aren't likely to find elsewhere.
c) Students who have worked in our lab have typically done well once they have left the lab. Many of the more talented students have found positions within ARL (several within ESL) after they graduated. A significant number of students have gone on to pursue graduate degrees of some sort (MS, PhD, JD)elsewhere, while some have stayed on at the lab if they are continuing their education at UT. While I can only speak for the students that I've supervised/managed, I can't recall any students who didn't have work lined up when they graduated.
d) So, what is this deal with Free Tuition? Pay and the free tuition deal are explained at the very bottom of the page, after the job descriptions.
Here are some broad outlines of positions I know we're looking to fill right now:
1) * Network administrator assistant. Within our lab we have several different networks which need to be maintained and upgraded. These are architected o that Linux servers do all of the computations (usually on a HPC cluster)and have Windows machines as front ends to do visualization and presentation creation. This position would give exposure to the following technologies: magnetic tape libraries, high speed networks (10 Gbs, fiber and Infiniband),server loading balancing technologies, beowulf clusters, statistics monitoring for performance measurements and optimizations as well as multi-core computer servers. For this position, CS students will be preferred, though other majors would be considered if they have the right motivation and skill set.
2) * General purpose software development. Writing C/C++/Perl/Matlab/shell/ Fortran code to support the research performed in the Environmental Sciences Laboratory http://www.arlut.utexas.edu/esl/index.html) at Applied Research Laboratories (http://www.arlut.utexas.edu). Software developed runs the gamut of writing file format manipulation tools, general development infrastructure, implementing signal processing algorithms, maintaining existing software and some high performance computing. Predominantly looking for CS students of any year, though other majors would be considered if they have the right motivation and skill set.
3)* Physics student. Various groups at ARL are interested in finding a student in the field of physics to help out with research and algorithm development. Involves some programming with Matlab. A strong background in physics and math is also very desirable. Ideally you would be a junior or senior. Graduate graduate students are also welcome to apply, as well as potentially graduate students seeking a post doctoral position.
4) * Signal processing development. Looking for motivated physics and chemists (physical and quantum chemistry only) who have a good background in normal modes problems and linear algebra. Would be doing algorithm development in Matlab. For this position, ARL is looking for undergraduates, most likely in their 3rd and 4th years. Others would be considered if they have the right motivation and skill set..
Pay and possibly free tuition:
All positions have an hourly wage associated with them (~$12-17/hr for undergraduates, ~$20-25/hr for graduate students) based on the student's standing at the university (freshman, sophomore, etc).
Undergraduates who are at least juniors with a 3.5 or higher overall GPA can apply for partial tuition reimbursement for a semester where they worked and achieved a 3.5 or higher semester GPA. More info at: http://www.arlut.utexas.edu/education/educ_programs.html
To be eligible, students must work at least 12 hours/week for $1000, 15 hours/week for $1500 and 20 hours/week for $2000. GRAs work 20 hours/week and have tuition fully reimbursed plus an hourly stipend. I've found that undergraduates who work ~15/hours a week are those that are most engaged with what we do and benefit the most. Of course this varies depending upon the student and the group they work with.We try to find students who can work during the summers as well as part time during the long semesters. This allows them to become engaged in larger projects that may span many months/years.
Applied Research Laboratories
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
The application deadline is: February 25, 2008
Austin Tutoring Group
Hiring Qualified Tutors - $25-30/hr
The Austin Tutoring Group, an Austin-based tutoring company, currently has openings for tutoring jobs throughout the Austin metropolitan area. Tutoring is conducted in the homes of middle school, high school, and college students. We take care of our tutors, pay them well, and give them a great deal of freedom and flexibility. Tutors can work from 5-15 hours per week, set their own hours, and accept or decline any job we offer them. We need tutors for all subjects, especially math, science, and the SAT and ACT.
Qualified candidates will be upper-division under-graduate or post-graduate students, have distinguished academic credentials, and have some tutoring experience or experience working with young people.
When you send us your resume/CV, please tell us what subjects you can tutor.
Email to: Jobs [at] AustinTutoringGroup.com
Math for America
MfA Fellows are mathematically sophisticated recent college graduates and mid-career professionals who are interested in using their talents to make a difference in the lives of young people by teaching secondary school mathematics in New York City public schools. Fellows commit to a five-year program that includes one year of full-time graduate study and four years of teaching mathematics in New York City secondary schools.
As a MfA Fellow, you will:
* Receive a full tuition scholarship to obtain a Master's degree in Education at Bard College, New York University, or Teachers College at Columbia University
* Receive a stipend of $90,000 over five years
* Achieve a position as a secondary school math teacher in New York City
* Earn New York State Teaching Certification and a New York City teacher's salary
In addition, you will:
* Develop your classroom skills through MfA's mentoring, coaching, and support services
* Build a career through professional development activities
* Become a member of a community of outstanding math teachers
Fellowship opportunities are now also available in Los Angeles and San Diego.
MfA Master Teachers join MfA Fellows as Math for America's partners in our mission to improve mathematics education in our nation's public schools.
The MfA Master Teacher Fellowship is a $50,000, four-year award available to outstanding teachers of mathematics in the New York City public secondary schools (grades 6 - 12). The program's purpose is to recognize mathematics teachers who demonstrate solid mathematical knowledge and have outstanding performance records.
This four-year program provides annual stipends of $12,500 to each Master Teacher and presents opportunities for professional development and collaboration with other teachers that will help to ensure that Fellows excel as teachers and are satisfied in their careers. Master Teachers stay in the schools where they are currently working. All MfA activities happen outside of the work day.
For more information about this, please visit this website
Southwest Research Institute positions
While these positions are for us citizens, SWRI also contract with non government agencies, so they do occasional sponsor f1 students for non-defense contracts.
Please apply for their positions.
Do so through e-recruiting
(If you need help logging into erecruiting, please let me know, laura
Southwest Research Institute
12/10/07 - 2/18/08
Description: Computer Scientists are utilized in such areas as:automation analysis; avionics; software design; ballistics analysis; computer networking; modeling and simulation; Oracle systems; software architecture; software development; statistics; and training simulators design.Most positions require experience in C++ and Java programming.Qualified candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work well individually or as a member of a project team; and excellent written and verbal communication skills.Prior or current DOD security clearance is a plus.NOTE:Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science
Major: Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics
Student Status: Alumnus/a, Fifth Year, Masters Candidate, Senior
Work Authorization: U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
Teach For America
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and young professionals who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. They are a diverse group of talented individuals who possess the leadership skills needed to make a real impact over the short- and long- term.
Seeking all majors. No previous education experience or coursework necessary. Full first-year teacher salary and benefits, transitional grants, plus a $9,450 AmeriCorps education award (if eligible). Student loan forbearance and interest payments for two years. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Space Camp Counselor Jan/Feb 2008
If you have graduate recently, consider working the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, in Huntsville, Alabama
At U.S. SPACE CAMPR/ACADEMYR and AVIATION CHALLENGER we use the excitement of space exploration and aviation to stimulate the study of math, science and high technology and help increase the participants opinion of his/her own potential. We hope that you want to become a part of this excitement and help us educate America's youth. While working as a Space Camp Counselor, you will enhance your teamwork, leadership, motivational and interpersonal skills that can be applied to future careers.
The training program for Space Camp Counselors will begin January 9, 2008. The position pays $9/hour. In addition, all meals and housing are free if you are eligible to live onsite.
If you are interested in learning and having fun while experiencing an exciting job opportunity, please contact us immediately for more information. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (256) 721-7112 or you may e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit us also on our web page.
Internship at The Natural Center for Atmospheric Research
The mission of this program is to broaden participation in the atmospheric and related sciences by engaging students from groups historically underrepresented in science and preparing them to succeed in graduate school. These groups include Black or African-American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, female, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities.
If you have any questions or would like more materials, please contact the SOARS office at 303-497-8622 or soars [at] ucar dot edu. Application deadline is February 1st, 2008 For more details, visit www.soars.ucar.edu
Putnam Exam this Saturday
The competition is open to all UT students who do not already have a college degree. You do not need to preregister to compete -- just show up.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three performers at UT, and to any other test-takers who do well by national standards.
RTG grants available for undergraduate research
Mathematica 6 seminar
I'm pleased to tell you that we'll be visiting the University of Texas at Austin on Wednesday, October 31, to present a technical talk on Mathematica 6.
"Mathematica 6 in Education and Research"
Presented by: Onkar Deep Singh, Manager of Advanced Technical Support,
Wednesday, October 31
3-5pm, including Q&A
Room: CPE 2.206
This seminar will highlight the latest directions in technical computing with Mathematica, and the impact of these new technologies on education and research. Participants will come away with a comprehensive understanding of Mathematica's key capabilities and core design principles. A wide variety of practical and theoretical applications will be discussed, and no Mathematica experience is required.
UT Learning Center now hiring tutors
A part-time job as a tutor for the UT Learning Center has many benefits for you. For qualified students who are seeking employment on campus, a tutoring position provides a great opportunity to work at a centrally located place (Jester Center) with working hours that conform to your academic schedules. This position also provides a great opportunity to strengthen your background academic skills, while continuing your education. Many educators often suggest that the best way to learn something well, is to teach it.
Here are the details of the tutoring position:
The qualifications for the position are as follows:
1) You must be a currently enrolled UT student with at least one semester of experience as a UT student,
2) You must have an overall GPA of 3.25 or better, and
3) You must be able to communicate clearly.
Pay: Starts at $10.47 per hour
Hours Per Week: 10-15 (Hours per week vary according to demand and tutor availability.)
Application Instructions: You may pick up an application in our main office, Jester A332, or print your own copy of the application from our website. All applications should be submitted in paper to our main office.
Deadline: The deadline for completed applications is Friday, November 2nd, 2007.
Contact Information: To inquire more about employment as a tutor for the UT Learning Center, contact:
Edward Fernandez, Tutorial Services Director, at 475-8728
Or email Ed at: email@example.com
Openings at Cornerstone Research
Candidates interested in business school will obtain analytical ability that sets them far apart from the crowd and the small size of the firm affords early and substantial leadership opportunities. Students aiming to enter law school can observe the legal system in action, broadening their understanding of the legal process and deepening their knowledge of the economic principles that underpin business litigation. Cornerstone analysts are a dynamic, motivated, and fun group with a long track record of success, both within the firm and after their departure, be it matriculation to the nation's top graduate programs or continuing to other private sector positions.
The resume drop deadline is Sunday, September 23, 2007. For more information, visit www.cornerstone.com.
MIT Lincoln Labs recruiting at UT
To view examples of typical career opportunities for new graduates, please visit the MIT Lincoln Lab page.
They are also recruiting students for their undergraduate and graduate summer research programs. Eligibility requirements, program details, and the application process are available here.
Checkers is solved!
Third Annual TUMC
For more information, see the official website.
Summer programs at the NSA
Both programs offer a unique opportunity for students to work directly with NSA mathematicians on mission-critical problems and experience the excitement of the NSA mathematics community.
For more information, see http://www.nsa.gov/careers/students_1.cfm
Geoscience seeks calculus tutors
Upcoming applied math workshop in Arizona
We are organizing a workshop, this coming October 26-28, for advanced mathematics undergraduate majors who are disposed to pursuing research careers in the broad areas of applied analysis and nonlinear waves. The workshop will focus on areas of research in nonlinear analysis for which our Department is recognized. More details about the meeting, as well as information on how to apply to be a participant, are available online.