Research experiences for undergraduates
One of the most exciting opportunities offered to undergraduate students at Western Michigan University is the chance to participate in meaningful research. Many programs exist to help you experience mathematics in real-world settings, working either with professional researchers or faculty members. Most of these opportunities are summer programs, which take place both in the U.S and abroad. Because it is generally necessary to apply to the individual programs which interest you, a number of online resources exist to help you locate the best research experience.
Below are a few of the many resource pages:
National Science Foundation
American Mathematical Society
The American Mathematical Society has a list of summer research programs and a page with links to internship and co-op opportunities available to undergraduates. More information is also available on their main undergraduate page.
Mathematical Association of America
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics has a list of fellowships (financial grants) and research opportunities, including a large selection for undergraduates (beginning about half-way down the page).
Association for Women in Mathematics
Check these organizations for summer opportunities.