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
realworld 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 coop
opportunities available to undergraduates here.



The Mathematical Association of
America has information about yearlong 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 halfway 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.
