Advising News:
  • The AWM Essay Contest on Biographies of Contemporary Women in Math is open to undergraduate students (as well as middle and high school students). The deadline for submissions is at the end of January, and this is a great opportunity to interview a mathematician and learn more about her work.
REU/Internship Application Resources:
  • The AMS list of math REUs (Research experiences for undergraduates) and summer schools is here.
  • A current list of REUs is also available on the application website Math Programs.
  • Career Advancement at Northwestern can help you put together a resume or cover letter; I am also happy to look over drafts.
Graduate School + Other Resources:
  • Northwestern students are eligible for free memberships to the Society for Industrial and Applied Math through the NU SIAM Student Chapter.
  • Interested in grad school? Check out these great fall visiting programs: MIT CONVERGE and Berkeley Edge.
  • The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) provides mentoring opportunities for everyone from grade school students through recent PhDs. You can sign up to receive a mentor (or become a mentor yourself) here.
SIAM Student Chapter Resources:
I helped found the Brown SIAM Student Chapter and led it during its first year while I was in graduate school. We organized a range of events (through SIAM as well as through the Division of Applied Mathematics more broadly), and I include some of the posters below in case they are of use for other chapters. Our events included professional panels on grant review, postdoc applications, and publishing, as well as community events such as annual final exam preparation programming.
Alexandria Volkening
Last updated July 7, 2019