If you are interested in doing summer research or in other jobs (summer or after graduation) related to mathematics or computer science, please check the departmental bulletin board and the clipboards next to it periodically for announcements. Brochures for summer programs are posted as they arrive, usually during late fall and winter.
The most mathematically challenging of the summer research programs are the REUs (Research Experience for Undergraduates). These are sponsored by the National Science Foundation and are primarily in pure mathematics. Some of the other research opportunities are in the sciences in general (including mathematics) and may be particularly good if you are a double major. Unfortunately, some of the programs are open only to US citizens and permanent residents. If you are an international student, please read the announcements carefully for any restrictions.
We get announcements for only a small portion of the existing programs. Many students have discovered summer internships by searching the web. If you find something interesting that we don't have posted, please let us know and we will add it!
Many of the programs have February and March deadlines for application materials, including letters of recommendation. It's a good idea to get the process underway in December or January. Application deadlines listed here may have changed! Consult the program's web page and announcements for the most accurate information.
Summer internships on campus at Wabash are occasionally available, and are worked out on an individual basis with a Wabash faculty member. Recent internships have involved using computers to aid visualization in non-Euclidean geometry, remainder bounds for Taylor polynomials, developing computer projects for calculus, and investigation of probability approximation methods.
Other internships not listed here may be on file at the Wabash Office of Career Services.
REU and Summer Opportunities on the MAA Student webpage. Several programs are listed in pure and applied mathematics, computer science, and some in the sciences. There is also a list of REU programs, and reviews of them. Here is a similar list from the AMS site.
Statistics and Actuarial
Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
Many companies and institutes employ applied mathematicians and may have internships for mathematics or computer science majors. It may help to have some background in science, but it's not always necessary. As an undergraduate, Dr. Foote had an internship with pharmaceutical company in their mathematical problem solving group that required no background in biology or chemistry. It's worth inquiring if a company or institute has such a group, or a similar group for computer science, or if they will consider mathematics or computer science students for internships. If you learn about specific opportunities for mathematics or computer science students, please let Dr. Foote know.
Teaching and Lab Assistants in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Lab
Johns Hopkins University's Institute for the Academic Advancement of Youth is an annual summer program for academically talented high school students. They need college students to serve as teaching and lab assistants. In mathematics "applicants for teaching assistant positions should have completed advanced course work in mathematics, have a strong academic record (GPA of 3.2 or higher preferred), and have tutoring or teaching experience (preferably in a formal, supervised setting)." The requirements for other positions are similar. Deadline for applications in 2000 is January 28.