IMSI/Argonne workshop for undergraduates

BRING MATH (BRIdges for the Next Generation: MATHematical Science Research and Our Future) is a one-day conference for undergraduates interested in the mathematical sciences. It is a collaboration between IMSI and the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory, and will be hosted at Argonne, which is located in Lemont, Illinois.

The purpose of the conference is multifold.

  • BRING MATH will expose students and faculty to research in the mathematical sciences at Argonne, and to help them understand its real world applications.
  • It is intended to increase students’ interest in the mathematical sciences and broaden their access to opportunities to pursue that interest.
  • It is intended to help diversify the mathematical science community.
  • It will educate students about summer opportunities available to them.
  • It will help students learn about career opportunities in the mathematical sciences and how to pursue them.

The activities during BRING MATH are likely to include

  • dedicated sessions on topics such as climate & sustainability, data & information, quantum computing & information, and uncertainty quantification,
  • tours of Argonne facilities such as the Advanced Photon Source and the Center for Nanoscale Materials,
  • networking opportunities with researchers at Argonne, and
  • a panel on career paths in the mathematical sciences.

Eligibility: This event is open to undergraduates at U.S. colleges and universities, and to faculty who wish to accompany a group of students from their institution to this event. Students from groups that are historically underrepresented in the mathematical sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.

Financial support: IMSI is able to offer financial support to cover travel and lodging for participants whose applications are accepted. Housing on the night before (and the night after?) will be provided at the Argonne Guest House.

Deadlines: We will start considering complete applications (i.e. those including a letter of recommendation) on a rolling basis on September 14, 2022. Applications from students and faculty who wish to attend are due no later than September 28, 2022. As part of their applications, students are asked to request a letter of recommendation from a faculty member who knows them and can speak to their potential to benefit from this event; those letters are due by October 5, 2022. If your application is accepted, offers of financial support will be made when you are informed of the decision.

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