PMA-PUMP Symposium

The Pacific Math Alliance in collaboration with the PUMP: Preparing Undergraduates through Mentoring towards PhDs program will host a Student Research Symposium on

April 28th, 2018. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

This symposium is completely free, and lunch will be provided. We request
all participants to please register:

Registration is now closed

This event is aimed at both faculty and students who are interested in broadening participation in the mathematical sciences.
We encourage underrepresented students in Southern California to attend the conference and, even better, to give a talk. This symposium will provide a unique opportunity for undergraduate and Master’s students to showcase their achievements and to present their work in a supportive and friendly environment.

Besides student presentations, the PMA-PUMP Symposium will feature:

  • A plenary talk by Dr. Rolando de Santiago (click here for an abstract and a short bio);
  • A student panel composed of current Ph.D. students and recent Ph.D. recipients;
  • A graduate fair where students will be able to learn about graduate school and Ph.D. programs;
  • Consistent with the goals of the Pacific Math Alliance, there will be a session in which participating faculty will discuss how to better mentor and prepare underrepresented students for mathematical careers and, in particular, for succeeding in Ph.D. programs. Our focus this year will be the role, and funding, of Master’s programs that function as stepping-stones for students who want to pursue doctoral studies in the mathematical sciences.

The symposium will run from 9:00AM through 5:00PM (click here for the conference program).

Contact: M. Helena Noronha.
              Oscar Vega.

Sponsored by the CSU Alliance for PUMP (NSF grant DMS-1247679)