Upcoming events

UMA Getting-into-Math-Research Panel

November 9th 2023, 5:00 - 7:00 PM in 4-149

UMA is hosting a panel on how to get into mathematics research. This will be a great opportunity for undergraduate students to gain insights into the application process of REU, UROP, and more from graduate students who have previous experience in these areas. This event is hosted by the MIT Undergraduate Mathematics Association.


Resources for those of you just joining Course 18. Groups to join to help you find community among your peers.

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Information about undergraduate research. Description of what grad school is like, including a few myths you might have heard.

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We collected all of the tips, tricks, and secrets we learned when applying. You'll find advice for every aspect of the application process, from what fellowships to apply to, to who to ask for a letter of recommendation.

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Our goal is to help MIT undergraduates navigate graduate admissions. Mentors are MIT graduate students with a variety of backgrounds. If you want help with something specific, or want to talk to someone with a specific identity, we will try to pair you with a mentor who fits that criteria. We want you to feel comfortable asking your mentor anything. These one-on-one mentorships will be friendly and personal. Grad students went through this process only a few years ago. We remember how stressful it can be!

We hope this program is welcoming to all undergrads. In particular, if you are a member of an underrepresented group within mathematics, we are here for you. We recognize that the MIT math community can sometimes be intimidating, discouraging, and straight up hostile to BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, womxn, nonbinary folx, and low-income students. Hopefully, having someone to talk to, who has succsessfully gone through the process, can help you feel more at home in Building 2.

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