Undergraduate Mentoring Committee

Mission Statement

The mission of the Undergraduate Mentoring Committee is to provide resources for undergraduates interested in mathematics, with an emphasis on mentoring women. This will be accomplished through academic and social activities involving graduate and undergraduate students. The committee will also serve as a clearinghouse for information about opportunities for undergraduate mathematics majors.

Committee Co-Chairs

Cathy Hsu
Graduate Teaching Fellow

Tianyuan Xu
Graduate Teaching Fellow

2015-2016 Committee Chair: Robert Muth
2014-2015 Committee Chair: Leanne Merrill
2013-2014 Committee Chair: A.J. Stewart

Undergraduate Reading Program

The Graduate/Undergraduate Reading Program pairs undergraduate students with graduate student mentors to supervise readings in mathematical topics of their choice. The program focuses on recruiting females, but all are welcome. Usually, readings meet once per week. In the early spring term, there will be a poster session for students to share their work with one another.

Here is a list of proposed Reading topics that was distributed to interested students in Fall '13, and here is a list of proposed reading topics distributed in Fall '14. There was a kick-off event on October 23 for interested undergraduates and graduate mentors. Undergraduates interested in joining the reading program this year still have the opportunity to do so - email Leanne your responses to the interest form (pdf).

Upcoming Events

Undergraduate Meet-and-Greet (Suggested Topics)

Past Events

The following events happened during Winter '15 .

Undergraduate Reading Program Presentations

April 21 at 7:30pm, on the third floor of Fenton Hall.
Come see your peers present their work with graduate student mentors last term.

The following events happened during Fall '14 (flier).

Graduate School Application Panel

Oct. 21 at 7pm, in the Math Library Reading Room (Fenton Hall).
The purpose is to discuss what graduate school is like, why you might want to go, and how to apply.

Undergraduate Meet-and-Greet

Oct. 23 at 7pm, in Fenton Lounge.
This event will serve as an introduction to the Undergraduate Reading Program, where undergraduates can meet graduate students and learn about possible reading topics.

REU/Summer Program Application Panel

Nov. 19 at 7pm, in the Math Library Reading Room (Fenton Hall).
The purpose is to discuss what these programs are like, why you might want to go, and how to apply.