Opportunities for Students
- Goldwater Scholarship, for students who are sure early on they would like to have a career researching in a STEM field. Deadline is sometime September – December each year. This a $7500 scholarship that can be awarded in your third and/or fourth years.
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. This is a 3 year stipend for graduate studies in STEM. This is a competitive and high-paying graduate stipend. You can apply in your fourth year, while simultaneously applying to graduate school.
- Hertz Fellowships. This is a 5 year stipend for graduate studies in STEM. This is a competitive and high-paying graduate stipend. You can apply in your fourth year, while simultaneously applying to graduate school.
- Carnegie Melon REU in software engineering.
- Valparaiso Data Science REU.
- Marquette Data Science REU.
- Math REU at Michigan State University. Let me know if you apply, I know one of the project leaders.
- Link to search for REU opportunities.
- REU in Robotics at Oregon State University. Applications are due at February 20.
- Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI). Internships in STEM at US National Labs. These are really good programs and often less competitive than REU’s! For summer internships the deadline is usually early January. In most cases you must be in at least your second year to be eligible.
- Grace Hopper Conference Scholarships
- Google Conference and Travel Scholarships
- Princeton Program for Women in Mathematics: The mathematics of Machine Learning. Funding is available. Note: There is an associated internship opportunity, if you apply by January 1, 2020.
If you have any questions about any of these items, I’d be happy to chat. Feel free to book an appointment with me. Note: If any of the links above are not working, the opportunity has likely expired. I will try to update this list periodically.
Letters of Recommendation
Many students ask for letters of recommendation. In most cases I am happy to do so. Please let me know at least two weeks in advance of the deadline. When requesting a letter from me, please fill out this form.
Note: If you are applying for multiple programs/jobs/etc, it’s easy for me to use the same (or very similar) letter – don’t hesitate to ask!
Links to things that I love
- Ways to be an Ally.
- Guidelines to good mathematical (and CS!) writing, by Francis Su
- CS teaching tips – especially for reducing bias and increasing inclusivity, by Colleen Lewis
- Who is the most important character in Frozen?
- Learn the Havel-Hakimi algorithm, created by Jacopo Notarstefano
- Network Science and Income Disparity
- Mathematics is for Human Flourishing, by Francis Su