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Disability Resource Center is seeking Students with Completed Upper Division Math Courses as Access Assistants

The DRC is currently seeking undergraduate students who have already taken upper-level math courses for employment as Access Assistants for our office. Undergraduate students who may be interested should check out information at the following job ID #: 324922. Application for this position can be made on the University of Minnesota Student Employment page:

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) opportunities

The GRFP supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. The program provides up to three years of graduate education support, including an annual $34,000 stipend. Applications for Mathematical Sciences topics are due October 26, 2018.

US citizens and permanent residents who are planning to enter graduate school in fall 2019 are eligible (as are those in the first two years of such a graduate program, or who are returning to graduate school after being out for two or more years). The program solicitation ( ) contains full details.

The GRFP awards more than 2,000 new fellowships each year. In the years 2013 through 2018, GRFP awards in the mathematical sciences have been given to more than 460 students who earned baccalaureate degrees from 178 institutions, including the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

The MFM​ program is sponsoring a 1.5 day workshop on Bloomberg terminal and team projects using the Bloomberg Terminal. Students will get an introduction to the large body of industry data sets and analytical tools accessible on the terminal.

You will hear from 10 different financial industry mentors ​who use Bloomberg in their daily jobs. You will also work with some of these mentors to get “hands​ on experience” in small teams on a project that incorporate​s​​
Bloomberg data and tools. ​All interested UMN students are welcome to attend.

Registration Now Open
​Contact Robin Dixon at to RSVP ASAP!

Workshop Mentors​

Bloomberg Account Manager, Midwest – Matt Ungerleider​
UMN Carlson Funds Enterprise (CFE), Managing Director, Susanna Gibbons
US Bank Financial Risk Assessment Department
Bo Li – VP, Mortgage Banking Risk Oversight
Hao Lin – Credit Allowance Analyst
Columbia Threadneedle Capital Management (An Ameriprise Company)
David Fake – Equity Portfolio Analyst
David Janssen – Senior Portfolio Analyst
US Bank Home Mortgage
Vinay Naik – Quantitative Analyst
Mark Jadin – Quantitative Analyst
RBC Global Asset Management
Ly Truong – RBC Fixed Income Quantitative Analyst
Jessica Ma–​ ​
Risk Analyst (formerly RBC Intern​)​

​Workshop Details​

8/16 - 9:00 AM to 12 noon – Vincent Hall 16

Overview of Bloomberg Terminal – Tools and data sets, Matt Ungerleider
Industry Mentor Introductions and “hands on” team projects
​Department and​ job description​s/ how they use Bloomberg in their jobs
Pose a specific project for to work on the afternoon of 8/16
​Bring your laptops to the workshop​

8/16 – 12 noon to later afternoon/early evening

Small teams work on projects using Bloomberg Terminals ​across campus (7 terminals)​

Mentors available remotely for questions and support
At least one student in each team will have had some exposure to Bloomberg
Prepare a​ ​10 minute ​presentation​ ​to present to workshop on 8/17

8/17 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM - Vincent Hall 16​ and 120

​Student teams present project​s to entire workshop 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Mentors in attendance​
Presentations should be no more than ​ - 15 minutes with time for Q&A
Lunch on the Math Patio​ (Vincent Hall 120) ​- 12:30 PM to 1:30

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The Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota will be hosting a PhD recruiting event on Monday, October 8, 2018, 5:30--8:30 p.m. Representatives from doctoral programs at some of the world's leading business schools will be attending. The event is free to prospective students and includes a faculty-student panel and a recruiting fair. Refreshments will be served.

Prospective students can register for the event by visiting this page:
DocNet Recruitment Forum
DocNet Recruitment Forum

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1) Transfer Student Workshop Series
The Office of Undergraduate Education and Orientation & Transition Experiences host a series of workshops just for new transfer students. These workshops will each cover a different topic and are designed to help first-semester transfer students get connected with important campus resources right away so they can make the most of their time as Gophers.

WHERE: MCB 3-120

Students can get more information and register here (registration requested but not required)

2) Transfer Student Network (TSN)
TSN is a peer mentorship program designed to help first-semester transfer students feel comfortable at the U. Through one-on-one "Coffee Chats" and TSN Hangouts events, new transfer students are able to connect with other new transfers and Transfer Insiders (returning transfer students) and find community at the U. All first-semester transfer students are automatically enrolled in Transfer Student Network communications.

3) Transfer Student Groups
For transfer students looking to get involved and make friends on campus, we have:

* The University Transfer Student Board (UTSB). UTSB is open to all students and provides community and support to transfer students and also advocates on behalf of transfer students on our campus.
* There is also Tau Sigma Honor Society, an honor society exclusively for transfer students (students are invited to join based upon their first-semester U of M grades).

4) Transfer Student Newsletter
A monthly newsletter is sent to all first-semester transfer students to help ease their transition to the U of M by providing information relevant to their transition. Past and future issues of the newsletter can be found in this section of the website.

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The University of Chicago is now accepting applications for our Discover UChicago program, an expenses-paid visit weekend to be held October 18th-20th, 2018 for candidates traditionally underrepresented in their fields.

This program is intended for individuals planning to apply to graduate school in the fall of 2018 with the intention of matriculating in the fall of 2019. This exciting event combines workshops on applying to graduate school, individual meetings with faculty, and opportunities to connect with current UChicago students, as well as to explore our community and the city of Chicago.

Students interested in doctoral programs, as well as master’s programs in the majority of our schools and divisions, are encouraged to apply online by August 15, 2018
. In particular, students from underrepresented backgrounds, first generation students, women in STEM fields, and undocumented students are invited to apply. A full list of participating programs, as well as application requirements and additional guidance, may be found at

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Annual GROW conference is aimed at female undergraduates who are thinking about pursuing graduate studies in mathematics.

This Fall the conference is organized by Sarah Koch, Mel Hochster, and Karen Smith and will be held at the University of Michigan on October 26-28, 2018. Here is the link to the conference webpage:

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Invitation to participate in the University of Minnesota iGEM team for 2018!!!

iGEM stands for international genetic engineered machine, it is an international competition in the field of synthetic biology engages students in summer research on a specific topic and presents it in Boston.

iGEM team is normally separated into three sub groups, we are currently looking for two students in the math department who are interested in biology and doing dry lab work. Dry lab is mostly in charge for computational work including things such as simulation of bacteria growth, and dynamical modeling.

Dry lab members need to be proficient in MATLAB or other similar data analyzing program. Dry lab members do not need to perform experiments in biological research lab, however, it is more than welcome for dry lab members to participate, proper training will be provided accordingly.

The iGEM research project will be running throughout the summer and there will be a group presentation in Boston this October.

For application and any additional information regarding to the iGEM project, please email:

MATH Tutors needed for Lindahl Academic Center for Student Athletes!

Copied below is the job description, including required qualifications and duties of a subject tutor:

Lindahl Academic Center Subject Tutor:

Required Qualifications:
• Possess an overall Cumulative GPA of 3.0.
• Have taken and passed with and "A" or "B" any course for which you wish to be considered eligible to tutor / or equivalent courses from other universities.
• Capable of working flexible hours.

Tutors must have all of the following abilities:
● Clearly explain concepts in a variety of ways
● Think-on-the-spot with no prior preparation
● Patience regarding different learning styles/personalities
● Follow strict compliance guidelines/rules
● Maintain a professional demeanor at all times
● Utterly reliable and responsible
● Commit to entire semester of work... Including Exam Week

As a tutor, you are asked to do the following:
● Attend a mandatory training session on regulations/policies
● Maintain confidentiality in all interactions at the Lindahl Academic Center
● Submit a typed tutor report concluding each session
● Attend at least one mandatory Professional Development Session each semester
● Engage fully in every single tutoring session for the entirety of the session
● Keep cancellations to a minimum
● Act with professionalism and respect at all times

What are the specifics of the job?
Hours: Work as few as three hours and as many as twenty hours per week for undergraduate students and as many as fourteen hours for graduate students.
Preferred Days/Times: We offer tutoring the following days/times:
-Monday through Thursday from 8:00am-10:00pm
-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
-Sunday from 4:00pm-10:00pm
-The majority of tutoring takes place Monday – Thursday mornings from 8:00am-1:00pm or nights from 6:00pm-10:00pm.

Undergraduates make $11 per hour. Graduate students make $14 per hour.

How do you apply?
To apply, you must do the following two things:

1) Fill out the online application by copying and pasting this link into your browser. orm?usp=sf_link

2) Email to the following three items: -Resume, Copy of Transcript (unofficial is fine), Cover Letter

From there, we will notify you via email if you have made it to the interview round.
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