University of Chicago Financial Mathematics Graduate Program: Information Session

The Financial Mathematics Master's program at the University of Chicago is hosting an information session at the University of Georgia on February 28th from 4p-5p in Statistics Room 306.

At this session you will have the opportunity to meet a member of the program's admissions team and learn the specifics of the application process, the student experience in the program and at the University of Chicago, and career development opportunities after graduation.

For more information, please click here. 

(Last updated 02/13/2017)

NASA DEVELOP Program is Currently Recruiting for Summer and Fall 2017

The NASA DEVELOP Program is currently recruiting for their summer and fall 2017 terms! The program offers 10-week paid contracting positions operating at twelve NASA nodes around the US and accepts both national and international participants. DEVELOP is open tocurrent students, recent graduates, and transitioning career professionals who have an interest in applied science. Participants collaborate in teams in a fast-paced, highly professional environment. Teams partner with outside organizations to work on remote sensing projects that help address local and international community concerns while utilizing NASA Earth observations. DEVELOP projects are centered around building capacity in both participants and partner organizations.

This is a great opportunity for individuals who are interested in practical applications of remote sensing and GIS, specifically in the field of Earth Science. All projects are designed to demonstrate how NASA remote sensing imagery can be used in water resources, disaster management, ecological forecasting, and other application areas to address environmental community concerns. DEVELOP’s projects are interdisciplinary in nature, so applications are welcome from all academic backgrounds.

Applicants must have excellent communication and writing skills and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. This program is competitive, particularly during summer terms due to high application volume. Though GIS or remote sensing knowledge is beneficial, leadership potential and enthusiasm for applied Earth science projects are strongly considered alongside technical experience. Although the term is only 10 weeks, there are many opportunities to advance through the program to year-long contracts, as well as professional, networking, and technical learning opportunities within each term.

Please click here for more details about program opportunities, requirements, and application procedures.

Application windows:

For summer 2017 term: January 9 – February 17

For fall 2017 term: May 22 – June 30

Upcoming term dates:

Summer 2017: June 5 – August 11

Fall 2017: September 11 – November 17

(Last updated 02/08/2017)

Get an Inside Look at P&G Student Programs

Procter and Gamble’s Student Programs are designed to give you early exposure to a number of unique student programs held in Cincinnati, OH (all-expense paid) at our Global Headquarters during the months of April to September, 2017.  The timing varies for each student program. As a participant, you will learn about the various areas within P&G, interact with senior management, and have an early opportunity to interview for a 2018 internship position or student program with P&G!  We believe YOU have the potential to become a future manager at Procter & Gamble.

Procter & Gamble is ranked Top 3 on Barron’s, “World’s Most Respected Companies 2010” list for the 6th year in a row, the #1 in our industry of “World’s Most Admired Companies” (Fortune), and in the Top 10 Companies for Global Diversity (Diversity Inc.), Procter & Gamble is regarded worldwide as one of the most rewarding places for top talented multi-cultural individuals to work.

Be the first to apply:

Applying is easy as 1 – 2  or 3:

      Go to PGcareers.com à Select Students Tab à Select Development Programs
      If grad date is Dec 2019 – May 2020 select Freshman Leadership Forum and Apply
      If grad date is Dec 2018 – May 2019 select any of the programs listed and Apply

P&G has opportunities available in Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing/Brand Management, Research and Development, Sales, and Consumer and Market Knowledge! 

(Last updated 02/01/2017)

Johns Hopkins 35th Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

The Graduate Summer Institute offers short, intensive courses in epidemiology and biostatistics intended to develop an understanding of the principles, methodologic strategies and practical aspects of epidemiological research.

With onsite and online courses, you choose the course format that works best for your schedule. Register for one or more courses. You may take courses for either professional development, to enhance your current skills, or for academic credit if you are interested in applying the course work towards a degree program.

The Summer Institute has been in existence since 1983, and has trained thousands of students from the U.S. and around the world.  Institute participants include students, clinicians, public health practitioners, physicians in training and those considering a career in public health.

For more information please click here

(Last updated 02/01/2017)

Harvard T.H. Chan Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology

Explore Biostatistics & Computational Biology at Harvard this Summer!
The Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology offers diverse undergraduate students a unique opportunity to learn about the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental, and medical research alongside Harvard faculty, researchers, and graduates students.

For more infomation please click here

(Last updated 02/01/2017)

Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2017

The HLF is an annual event. The application round for the 5th HLF, September 24 – 29, 2017, is scheduled from November 14, 2016, to February 14, 2017.

For more information please click here.

(Last updated 01/27/2017)

Transforming Analytical Learning in the Era of Big Data- An Undergraduate Summer Institute in Biostatistics

The University of Michigan will be offering this full-time 6 week summer institute from June 5 to July 14, 2017. This program will introduce undergraduate students to emerging challenges at the intersection of Big Data, Statistics, and Human Health. Lectures will be led by a diverse group of stellar biostatistics, statistics, electrical engineering, and computer science faculty at the University of Michigan. Working in teams, students will participate in mentored big data research projects. A stipend is available for successful applicants. 

For more information please click here.

(Last updated 01/24/2017)

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and in STEM education.  The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM and STEM education.  NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply.

Full Proposal Deadline Date: October 28, 2016 for Mathematical Sciences; Physics and Astronomy; Chemistry

An updated program solicitation for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program is available here.

Please also see the additional information at  https://www.nsfgrfp.org

(source: Descriptions taken from NSF webpage http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201)

(Last updated 08/18/2016)

Career Information Session: What Is It Like to Work at SAS?

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 70,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world “The Power to Know.” You will probably use a SAS product at some point in your degree. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work for SAS? I’ll give you my own perspective as a statistician working in the JMP division of SAS and discuss the diversity of jobs in the organization for individuals with quantitative backgrounds. I’ll also give you a quick tour of JMP and show you some of the interesting research problems our team gets to work on.

Speaker: Dr. Ruth Hummel, JMP Division of SAS

Wednesday, October 12, 3:30p-4:30pm

Location:  Miller Learning Center (MLC) Room 250

Who should attend? Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science Majors and Minors

Only 40 students can be accommodated. Please RSVP here https://uga.joinhandshake.com/events/30934. Students can also register by logging in to their Handshake account, clicking “Events” and going to “Career Information Session: JMP”

(Last updated 10/01/2016)

Career Information Session: NSA

Mathematics can be more than just a subject in school, it can be a career. The government is the number one single employer of mathematicians in the country. Many of those mathematicians end up at the National Security Agency, where they find careers in research, information assurance, and cryptanalysis. This talk will be an introduction to the roles of mathematicians at NSA, as well as basics of cryptography.

Speaker: Mr. Lance Estes

Tuesday, November 1, Time: 4:00-5:00 PM

Location:  Miller Learning Center (MLC) Room 102

Who should attend? Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science Majors and Minors

Only 40 students can be accommodated. Please RSVP here https://uga.joinhandshake.com/events/28307. Students can also register by logging in to their Handshake account, clicking “Events” and going to “Career Information Session: National Security Agency.”

(Last updated 09/19/2016)

Actuary Career Information Session

Tuesday, September 13, 5:30p-6:30p, Sanford 209

Who should attend? Current and prospective ASCP students

Agenda:

  1. Overview of Actuarial Science Certificate Program (ASCP) http://www.terry.uga.edu/academics/certificates/actuarial-science
  2. Overview of Associate Actuary professional designation requirements https://www.soa.org/Education/Exam-Req/edu-asa-req.aspx and http://www.casact.org/admissions/process/
  3. Actuary Careers—Milliman http://us.milliman.com/about/

Any student interested in joining the ASCP Facebook page may do so. The following are the instructions.

  1. Sign up for Facebook
  2. On the upper left corner there is a search bar. Type in "UGA Actuarial Science Certificate Program" in the search bar.
  3. That will bring you to the page and you need to press like (the button with the thumbs up symbol).

(Last updated 09/07/2016)

Scholarship Info Sessions

Gilman Scholarship Info Sessions

Tuesday, September 13, 5:30p-6:30p, MLC 207

Wednesday, September 14, 5:30p-6:30p, MLC 250

Join us for an information session about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and essay writing tips. If you are a Pell Grant recipient, you are eligible for this national award!

Asia-Georgia Internship Scholarship Info Session

Wednesday, August 31, 6:45p-7:45p, MLC 205

Wednesday, September 21, 6:45p-7:45p, MLC 245

Come discover opportunities to receive up to $5.000 for internships in Easy or Southeast Asia! The session will review the scholarship eligibility, application, and include information about different internship programs that are eligible for this grant.

(Last updated 09/01/2016)

SAMSI Undergraduate Workshops

As part of its Education and Outreach Program for 2016-2017, the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) will offer several undergraduate workshops. Students who are interested in pursuing higher studies often find these workshops very useful. See our annual newsletters where our students share their experiences.

(1)
Undergraduate Workshop October 24-25, 2016 (Apply by September 9, 2016)
In addition to an overview of current and planned SAMSI Research Programs, the program topic on Statistical, Mathematical and Computational Methods for Astronomy (ASTRO) will be covered in some depth. The workshop will focus on Population Modeling & Signal Separation for Exoplanets & Gravitational Waves (GW) and will feature introductory lectures on statistical methodology for interpreting detection of exoplanets, GWs, as well as using those to infer the underlying population of planetary systems and GW sources.

(2)
Undergraduate Workshop February 27-28, 2017 (Apply by January 20, 2017)
In addition to an overview of current and planned SAMSI Research Programs, the program topic Optimization (OPT) will be covered in some depth. The workshop will focus on optimization methods for large-scale statistical analysis and will feature introductory lectures on statistical inverse problems, E/M and M/M algorithms and semidefinite programming.

(3)
Interdisciplinary Workshop for Undergraduate Students May 14-19, 2017 (Apply by March 27, 2017)
This week long workshop will provide an introduction to applied mathematical and statistical research in the area of astronomy and optimization. For a good part of the week, students, in teams of 3 or 4, will use data from different sources to investigate a variety of questions related to several exciting and emerging area of research ranging from the data produced by both ground-based and space-based astronomical surveys at many wave-bands to cosmology, exoplanets, gravitational waves and synoptic surveys. The students will also explore the recent developments in optimization including semidefinite programming, Bayesian optimization and decision analysis, Mixed-integer PDE-constrained optimization etc. Finally, student teams will be prepared to make short presentations on the last day of the workshop, and have the option of having their final presentations reside on the SAMSI website.

(source: Descriptions taken from SAMSI webpage https://www.samsi.info)

(Last updated 08/18/2016)

Boren Awards

Info Sessions:

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 @ 12:20 pm, 102 Moore College

Tuesday, September 13 @ 5:00 pm, 102 Moore College

Boren Awards provide up to $30,000 funding for U.S. citizen undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. students to study languages, geographic areas (Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East), and disciplines critical to U.S. national security (broadly defined) and underrepresented in study abroad. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Undergraduate scholarships are for 6 to 12 months abroad, and graduate fellowships are for 3 to 24 months in the U.S. and abroad. There is a minimum one-year government service requirement for Boren recipients after graduation. This award is an excellent “in” for careers in the federal government that require skills in critical languages.

To reserve a spot in the session, sign up here.

For more information, please email Elizabeth Hughes, Boren Awards Campus Representative, at ejhsears@uga.edu or visit the Boren website: http://www.borenawards.org/

(Last updated 08/18/2016)

Curo

CURO offers University of Georgia undergraduates the opportunity to engage in faculty-mentored research regardless of discipline, major or GPA – even students in their first year. See http://curo.uga.edu/

In particular, students with some research experience should consider the CURO Research Assistantship and the CURO Summer Fellowship.
CURO Research Assistantship: Spring deadline: November 1, 2016

(Last updated 08/19/2016)