The UCSD Chapter of AWM (Association for Women in Math) is pleased to invite all undergraduates interested in math to our Fifth Annual Undergraduate Math Day. One of the goals of our chapter is undergraduate outreach. We want to encourage undergraduates to actively pursue research in math. This conference will give undergrads the opportunity to learn what math research is all about, present talks to other students about their own research and hear about what other students are researching.
The UCSD AWM Undergraduate Math Day will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 in the Applied Physics and Math building (APM) on the UCSD campus. We will provide coffee and breakfast to all participants who register by April 28. We will also provide pizza lunch to participants. For more information on the schedule, please see the schedule page .
Our aim is to make this conference accessible to all undergraduates, whether they are a senior math major or a calculus student who wants to know what math is all about. We will have talks throughout the day that will be accessible to calculus level students about what is it that math graduate students study. Ever wonder what type of math research your TA does? This is your chance to find out. There will also be a keynote address by a prominent math professor who actively works with undergraduates.
For undergraduates who are further along in their mathematical studies, we will provide you with the opportunity to find out what other undergraduates are researching and present your own research. We invite students who have done research through an REU, senior project, or other research opportunity to present a twenty minute talk that gives participants a brief overview of the subject manner, results obtained, if any, and proof techniques. Presentations need not be limited to work done to obtain new results.
We will have panels and discussions throughout the day consisting of current graduate students in both Masters and Ph.D. programs to provide undergraduates a chance to hear what it is like to be in grad school, grad school admissions and about non-academic careers in math, and jobs you can get with a Bachelors degree in math for those who want to major in math but may not want to go to grad school right away. Panelists will also be around at lunch time for students to mingle with.
If you are interested in participating, please go to the registration page . If you have any trouble filling out the form, let us know.