Cool Stuff in Mathematics

This information is from one of Dr. Ron Freiwald's web pages at Washington University in St. Louis. 

Professional Associations and Related Information
Career Opportunities and Jobs 
AMS Undergraduate Page  Good information about graduate school, summer programs, special semsters, jobs and interships, etc.  Worth visiting.

Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Student Page
Information about summer opportunities,careers, career profiles of people working in math related  jobs, links to other sites, ...

Online Job Information and Listing Services
This list is maintained by the American Mathematical Society (AMS).

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

Other Sites for Women in Mathematics

The SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Student Page.
This site also has information about short term and summer jobs.
Mathematics That Counts
       Mathematics that Counts is a continuing series of articles in SIAM News based on results in applied and computational mathematics research that have led, for example, to increased productivity, improvements in product design, and solutions to problems related to health and the environment. 
A Mathematical Applications Index
        A SIAM site of applications provided by working applied mathematicians.
Should You Prepare Differently for a Nonacademic Career?
        Written for graduate students. but the same general principles apply to undergraduates.

Project for Nonacademic Employment
        A joint AMS-MAA-SIAM project to inform students about jobs in nonacademic settings.

The Society of Actuaries (SOA)
        The home pages of both the SOA and the CAS (below) contain information useful to students interested in actuarial careers.  The SOA page also contains information about the actuarial exams.

The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS)

Be An Actuary: Information about careers in actuarial work, maintained by the SOA and CAS.

Actuaries at the Social Security Administration: the site contains information about actuarial work at the SSA; it also has a link to a number of other sites of interest to actuaries and actuarial students

Information from The Actuarial Grads Network

Actuarial Exams:  information about the exam process, sample exams, and application forms.

ACTEX,  a commercial site which sells study information for actuarial exams. The site also has a "job posting" page.

D.W. Simpson & Company : actuarial job searches

John Culver Wooddy Scholarships  John Culver Wooddy Scholarships for Academic Year 2006 - 07 The Actuarial Foundation announces the ninth annual John Culver Wooddy Scholarship. Award winners will receive $2,000 scholarships, established by the estate of John Culver Wooddy, a distinguished actuary who set aside funds to provide scholarships to actuarial students.   Applications must be received by The Actuarial Foundation by Friday, June 23, 2006.

Eligibility:  Undergraduate students who will receive their undergraduate degree by August 31, 2007. Students must rank in the top quartile of their class and have successfully completed one actuarial examination. Students must be recommended by a professor from their school (limit one application per school). Immediate relatives of members of the Board of Trustees of the Actuarial Foundation or committee members, or Boards of affiliated organizations are not eligible to apply.


Careers in Statistics
Brought to you by the American Statistical Association

Information about jobs with the Bureau of Labor Statistics

WU Dept. of Education: Secondary Teaching Certification

Information from the Missouri Department of Education

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Teach For America
        A national corps of outstanding and diverse recent college graduates, all of whom commit two years to teach in under-resourced urban and rural public schools. At least one recent graduate has joined Teach for America.

Math for America

 The Peace Corps
"The toughest job you'll ever love"

Occupational Outlook Handbook (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Use this site to check out "official" information on all sorts or occupations.

Looking for a Graduate Program in Mathematics?

Graduate Record Exam Information (GRE's)

Links to Home Pages of US Math Departments
These links can be very useful to gather preliminary material about math departments around the U.S.  Use them to decide which schools you'd like to contact for more information.

Links to Webpages in Math, Physics, & Engineering at U.S. College and Universities

List of Statistics Department Servers

Graduate School Information
This site has a ton of information about finding a graduate program, surviving in a graduate program, etc.  (Rankings are always "dicey" so take any you find with a grain of salt.)

NSF Graduate Fellowship Information

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships (NDSEGF)

National Physical Science Consortium: Graduate Fellowships for Women & Minorities

Undergraduate Study/Internship Opportunities

The Budapest Semesters in Mathematics
   A unique study abroad opportunity for talented math students, coordinated through St. Olaf College.

Math in Moscow   A semester-long program, in English, at the Independent University of Moscow There are a few NSF-supported fellowships, available through the American Mathematical Society, for undergraduates and graduate students in mathematics or computer science.
Past W.U. participants in the Budapest Semesters and Math in Moscow programs: comments from them and from others.



The Mathematics Advanced Study Semesters (MASS) Program at Penn State

Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU's)
Sites listed here include all the sciences, not just mathematics.

Summer REU Experiences in Mathematics :another possibly overlapping list.
Some of these REU programs may not have been updated from the previous summer. You need to check each one separately. 

The Math REU FAQ Site
This site was created by a student and has useful information about REU's. However, it may reflect his personal "spin" on some things.

Some Comments about REU's from SIAM

Summer REU Program in Discrete Math and Computer Science

Summer Program for Women at George Washington University

Summer Program for Women At Carleton/St. Olaf

"Edge" Program  A summer program for women who have been accepted into a graduate program in the mathematical sciences for the upcoming fall semester.

Summer Undergraduate Mathematical Science Research Institute (SUMSRI)
A program conducted under the guidance of Miami University's (Oxford, Ohio) Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The program seeks talented undergraduate students in the mathematical sciences who are interested in pursuing advanced degrees. Because of the shortage of minorities and women mathematical scientists, it is especially interested in, but not limited to, African Americans and other underrepresented minorities and women.

Summer Undergraduate Applied Mathematics Institute (Carnegie Mellon)  (Also has links to similar summer programs)

MSRI Industry Internship Program  (WU is one of the "Academic Sponsors" of MSRI, so WU students are eligible to apply for this program)

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Industrial Mathematics and Statistics

IPAM Research in Industrial Projects for Students "RIPS"  (UCLA)

Research in Industrial Projects for Students

Semester Internships for Science, Math Students with Dept. of Energy

Internships and Coop Opportunities for Undergraduates (from the AMS)

Summer Opportunities at the National Security Agency (NSA)


Summer Internships at AT&T Labs

Internship Opportunities for Students (from the Association for Computing Machinery)
Not just for computer science students.

Center For Talented Youth (Johns Hopkins)

This summer program for talented youth also hires students as TA's. Some of our undergraduate majors have participated.  Interested in teaching?  Check it out! (See link there to "Employment Opportunities")

Internships at Allstate

Internships at Aetna Life and Casualty

Internships at American Family Insurance

A Directory of Life Insurance Company Websites
A good list to browse to see what summer/career opportunities they have to offer.

Math History Sites
The MacTutor History of Math Archive
A great site, with lots of topics and biographical information

Links to more than 70 sites with information about the history of mathematics (from The British Society for the History of Mathematics)

Links to many sites of the history of mathematics (from the Math Archives at University of Tennessee)

Links to many sites about history of mathematics (from the Math Forum)

A History of Math Site
From Trinity College, Dublin. Links to lots of other sites.

History of Mathematics Links: Sites Related to Individual Mathematicians

Famous Problems in the History of Mathematics

The Galileo Project, a hypertext source of information on the life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) and the science of his time.

Biographies of Women in Mathematics
From Agnes Scott College

Women in Math
From the University of Oregon

Mathematicians Born or Deceased on This Day
And other historical stuff.

Math Problems and Contests

           MAA Missouri Mathematics Competition
           The Putnam Exam Site
           Putnam Problems

Problems from

Purdue University
Macalester College
Hamline University
Stetson University
National Science Teachers' Association
Southwest Missouri State University: "Advanced Problem 
Southwest Missouri State University: "Challenge Problems"

The Princeton Math Club

Puzzle Type Problems



Math Miscellany

From the New Yorker:  an article on Perelman and the Poincare Conjecture
(Perelman was awarded a Fields Medal in 2006 for his work in solving the Poincare Conjecture.)

What's New in Math, from the American Mathematical Society (AMS)

Feature Columns
Math in the Media
Folkproof: A Sampling of Mathematical Folk Humor

Math in the Movies

A Braid of Links

"Your Rough Guide to Mathematics on the Web".  Lots of interesting links!!

John Conway's Game of Life
(See also the 1970 Scientific American article  by Martin Gardner)

On Andrew Wiles' Proof of Fermat's Last Theorem

All Sorts of Things
The math site on Yahoo

Math Fun Facts

Mathematical Quotations Server

Mathematical Constants

The Pi Trivia Game

The Fields Medals
Information about the Fields Medals (sometimes called the mathematical equivalent of the Nobel Prize)

The Erdos Number Project
Do you know what a person's "Erdos number" is ?

Mathematical Fiction: A Guide
Do you like fiction and mathematics? Looking for a book or a story?  Interested in what our society thinks about mathematicians?  Try this site.

The Science Lab
LInks to math related websites

Code Breaking: A Companion to the NOVA program on breaking the German Enigma messaging machine during WWII, and other stuff about codebreaking

How far is it to ...
Find the distance (as the crow flies) between your favorite places.

Miscellaneous Mathematical Utilities
Includes tools for solving cubic, quartic equations; solving systems of n equations in n unknowns; eigenvalues of matrices up to 6x6; and other things.


The Rose Hulman Institute's Undergraduate Mathematics Journal


The Furman University Electronic Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics

The Morehead Electronic Journal of Applicable Mathematics

All You Want to Know About Primes

Pulchritudinous Primes: Visualizing the Distribution of Prime Numbers

Find The Prime Factors of a Number

Largest Known Primes