Research Experiences for Undergraduates

One of the most exciting opportunities offered to undergraduate students 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:


The National Science Foundation, which provides a great deal of grant funding, has a searchable online index of research opportunities for undergraduates. You can find it here.


The American Mathematical Society has a list of summer research programs here and a page with links to internship and co-op opportunities available to undergraduates here.


The Mathematical Association of America has information about year-long and summer research programs here.


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). You can find it here.


The Association for Women in Mathematics has a list of research programs specifically for women and underrepresented groups, as well as a number of more general opportunities. Look for more information here.

What is Math Club?

Math Club @ WMU is dedicated to promoting engagement in mathematics, by creating opportunities for learning and fun.

What is Pi Mu Epsilon?

Pi Mu Epsilon, Inc (PME), is the National Mathematics Honor Society.

Founded on May 25, 1914 at Syracuse University, PME currently has over 300 chapters at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

The purpose of the Society is to promote scholarly activity in mathematics among the students in academic institutions.