Preparing Undergraduates through Mentoring towards PhDs
State University Alliance for PUMP
consists of the following campuses: Channel Islands, Dominguez Hills,
Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Northridge, Pomona and San
Bernardino. The CSU Alliance PUMP
Program is funded by the Division of Mathematical Sciences at NSF
under the Workforce in the Mathematical Sciences program.
CSU Alliance for PUMP hosts two programs:
Summer Institute. In
this program you will:
immersed in proof-based mathematics for four weeks, seven days per
week. Click here to see an example of a Daily Schedule.
a $2,000 stipend and free housing
with faculty and students from various institutions to learn about
PhD programs and research opportunities, like REUs (NSF Research
Experiences for Undergraduates)
how to write mathematical proofs
to take advanced upper-division courses in mathematics
friends with people who love math as much as you do
an unforgettable experience that can change your expectations
also receive support travel to an annual conference (most likely the
Field of Dreams
Field of Dreams Conference 2014
become scholars in the Math Alliance
opens opportunities for research collaborations with travel to
present research (See PUMP- Undergraduate Research Groups below).
are some comments from students who have attended previous programs:
program was amazing. I knew I would be learning advanced mathematics,
but I ended up learning so much more.”
had a lot of fun. It reminded me how much I enjoy doing mathematics.
It also encouraged me to seriouslyconsider
graduate school in math,something
I never thought I would consider.”
feel so much more confident in my future educational goals. This
program is just fantastic in giving a dynamic viewpoint on
really enjoyed the program and found it to be very beneficial.
wish I had known about this program a few years earlier in my
felt this program informed me a lot and better prepared me for the
analysis class I plan to take this year.
definitely gave a clear idea on what to expectin
Master’s, PhD, or research programs.”
entering the program I knew I wanted a PhD, but I had a lot of fear
that I would not be capable and was creating so many back-up plans
that had nothing to do with what I really had passion for. My mind
is set now and I know I will not settle for less than earning a PhD.
Thank you for this opportunity.”
the video below Patrick Kwon, a former PUMP participant from CSU Long
Beach student describes his experiences in PUMP for the students that
were about to start the 2014 program.
here to see the 2013 and the 2014 participants and speakers.
Undergraduate Research Groups:
Pairs of juniors or seniors mathematics majors work on research
projects under the direction of a faculty member in the CSU Alliance.
The grant pays $5,000 for the faculty advisor that can be used for
reassigned time or additional pay. Each student receives $3,000
stipend for completion of the project.