Research Opportunities

Are you interested in becoming more involved in mathematics? Want to complete research and present at a conference? Want to complete a summer internship or research experience? Many opportunities are available for you, including research in the department.

Junior Seminar & Research Experience in Math - This course sequence (MATH 39700-MATH 39810) provides an introduction to research in math and is typically done in your junior year.

H&S Summer Scholars Program - Each year, students are eligible to apply for funding to complete research with math faculty during the summer in Ithaca. This is a paid research experience that occurs over a period of 8-10 weeks and includes on-campus social activities. Applications are due by the second Monday of February. Talk with a Math faculty member and begin planning a project in fall for the following summer! For more information and to apply, click below.

  • H&S Summer Scholars Program
  • When you apply for the Summer Scholars program, please send the following to the math department chair (dabrown@ithaca.edu):
    • Your name
    • Faculty sponsor
    • Title and brief description of the project

Research Experiences for Undergraduates - Every summer, the National Science Foundation funds Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) at many universities around the U.S. There are many in mathematics and other fields. These are paid research experiences of 8-10 weeks that usually include travel costs and may include room and board. Applications are typically due in February or March.

Summer Internship Opportunities - Corporations and agencies offer many internships for undergraduates.

Academic Year Opportunities - If you are looking for a semester of intensive mathematical studies, you should consider one of the following opportunities.

Overview of Opportunities for Undergraduates - The AMS is a great resource for everything of interest to a young math student. Their Undergraduate Mathematics Majors page contains information about graduate school, employment, and careers.

Mathematics Conference for Undergraduates - There are many conferences that feature presentations by undergraduate mathematics majors. Ithaca College can help offset the cost of travel and presenting.

  • Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (HRUMC)
  • National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
  • Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics (NCUWM)
  • AMS/MAA Joint Mathematics Meeting (JMM)
  • Mathfest (MAA)
  • Seaway Section of the MAA (Seaway)