University of Kentucky Undergraduate Math Club

University of Kentucky Undergraduate Math Club

Most Thursdays at 5pm in POT 745 - with free pizza!

Welcome to the University of Kentucky Department of Mathematics's Undergraduate Student Organization. The Math Club is open to all undergraduate students with an interest in mathematics. The Math Club holds several meetings a semester which may feature a talk on an interesting piece of mathematics, information about opportunities for students such as summer programs or careers, or math-oriented social activities. Events and useful links are listed below.

Questions, comments, and ideas for future activities and events should be directed towards the Math Club Leadership Team:

Faculty Advisor:   Peter Bonventre peterbonventre@uky.edu
President:   Kathryn Schantz ksc245@uky.edu
VP of Information:   Angela Vichitbandha aavi226@uky.edu
VP of Outreach:   Michael Harp
VP of Resources:   Owen McGrath

The graduate student council (GSC) hosts department tea in POT 745 most Tuesdays and Fridays, from 2:30 to 3:30. Undergraduates are welcomed to drop by and especially encouraged to attend when Math Club hosts (see events for dates). There is tea, coffee, and cookies.

The UK Math Club thanks the JC Eaves Undergraduate Excellence Fund for its continued patronage to activities.

Upcoming and Recent Events:

August 29 Welcome Back Social

Join us for our usual beginning of the semester meet-and-greet event! We will introduce ourselves and tell you about some future events and opporuntities around the department towards the beginning but anyone can drop by from 5-6pm in POT 745. Free pizza as always!

September 5 Landon Gauthier University of Kentucky, Graduate Student
The Harmonic Series, but just a little less

One of the most interesting series we learn in Calculus is the Harmonic Series. It is interesting because it is the first example of a series that passes the Divergence Test but still diverges. This talk will look at how close the Harmonic Series is to converging. Specifically, we will see what numbers we have to remove in order to make the series converge. For example, we take the Harmonic Series but leave out the terms with a 9 in it. It turns out, this converges! This surprising result is bizarre and yet, as we will see in the talk, makes perfect sense.

September 7 Menger Sponge Build
Saturday 2-6pm
Math House

This was a project suggested by one of our members. We will be attempting to build a level-2 menger sponge out of card stock according to instructions located here. We'll have the materials and instructions so just show up for a math-y project, snacks, and fun!

September 12 Summer Experiences and Resume Workshop University of Kentucky, Undergrads
5:00-6:30

Many undergraduates at UKY do research over the summer in mathematics or related fields. At this meeting, four seniors will give short talks about their experiences from this past summer. This will include REUs in computer vision (Sean Grate; UKY), geometric group theory (Jessica Appel; GA Tech), and algebraic graph theory (Angela Vichitbandha; JMU) and a software engineering internship (Zack Newcomb; Dynetics, DoD contract).
This is a great opportunity to hear about interesting projects other undergrads have been involved with and hear about things you may want to do yourself!

In addition, this will be followed by a short resume workshop. We will have example resumes from older undergrads who have succesfully applied to various programs. Please feel free to bring a resume or outline of one for feedback from older students.

September 26 Hannah Larson Stanford
Lines in Algebraic Geometry

Suppose you write down a general polynomial in x, y, z and consider the surface of all points where it vanishes. What can you say about the family of lines contained in this surface? Are there no lines, a finite number of lines, infinitely many? We'll derive an expected dimension for the family of lines depending on the degree of the polynomial (and generalize this to more variables). There will be many examples and ``hands on demos."

September 27 Math Club Hosted-Department Tea

The undergraduate math club will be hosting the department tea on Friday Sep 27th, from 2:30-3:30 in POT 745. Come mingle with faculty and graduate students in a more casual setting. We will have tea, coffee, and cookies.

October 3 REU and Graduate School Info Panels Joint with AWM
5:00-5:40 Grad
5:50-6:30 REU

Math Club and the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) will be hosting two info panels, one about graduate school and another about research experiences for undergrads (REUs). We will have current UK grad students and faculty talking about graduate school and undergrad and grad students and faculty talking about REUs. Both will feature their experiences, advice, and how to apply (we have several faculty who have experience with admission committees).

Please bring any questions if you have them!

October 8 Game Night
Tuesday 5:30-7:30
Math House

Math Club and Society of Physics Students will be having a game night! Bring your own board games and we'll have pizza and snacks!

October 29 Registration Social/Informal Advising Night
Tuesday 5-6

An informal advising meeting for talking to professors and other students about next semester's classes, the math major, or anything math-ish. This is a casual gathering with no presentation or panel beyond introductions at the beginning. Unofficial major flowcharts are available below, under "resources".

November 7 Khyrstyna Serhiyenko University of Kentucky

Title and Abstract TBA

November 21 Katharine Ott Bates College
Convolution: From Calculus to Image Processing

Convolution is a mathematical operation defined on two functions,fandg, that produces a third function. This new function, denotedf∗g, is some-how a “blend” offandg. In the continuous case the blending is achieved viaintegration, whereas discrete convolution is defined via summation. This talkwill introduce the convolution operation in both the continuous and discretesettings, and for functions of one and two variables. We will then exploreapplications of convolution to digital image processing, with an emphasis onimage filtering in the spatial domain.

January 17 Welcome Back Social

A casual meet-and-greet, including a brief talk about getting involved with the undergraduate Geometry Lab. 5 to 6 pm in POT 745 with free pizza as always!

January 31 Max Kutler University of Kentucky
Torsors

What do antiderivatives of e^{x^2} have in common with voltages in an electric circuit? Both live in a torsor! As this question suggests, torsors show up all over math and physics. While the concept is relatively simple, learning to recognize torsors can lead to deep insights. In this talk, I'll convince you that you already know what torsors are, show you several examples, and tell you about some of the deeper implications.
I won't assume any special background knowledge. However, if you have seen some group theory, then this talk should be especially accessible.

February 7 Game Night
5:30-7:30
Math House

Join us at the Math House for board games and pizza! Feel free to bring your own games if you want to (we will have several).

February 8 Department Tea

The undergraduate math club will be hosting the department tea on Friday Feb 8th, from 2:30-3:30 in POT 745. Come mingle with faculty and graduate students in a more casual setting. We will have tea, coffee, and cookies.

February 21 Oliver Pechenik University of Michigan
Taking the Long Way Home

Cameron and Fon-der-Flaass studied a simple action on piles of cubes stacked in the corner of a room. The dynamics are nonetheless quite mysterious! In particular, repeating this action will always eventually return the original pile, but sometimes the voyage is much longer than expected. Separately, motivated by problems in algebraic geometry, Thomas and Yong introduced combinatorial algorithms on certain grids of numbers. In particular, there is a beautiful K-theoretic promotion operator, which again has mysteriously large orbits, despite its simple combinatorial definition. We'll see how these two mysteries are in fact the same mystery, and use this relation to explain special cases of both actions. (Based on joint work with Kevin Dilks and Jessica Striker)

February 22 Math Club-Hosted Department Tea

The last Friday of every month from 2:30-3:30 in POT 745

February 28 Michael Blum

A speaker from General Electric, Michael Blum will be talking about the mathematics of GE's induction cooktops and working in industry.

March 7 Richard McQueen University of Kentucky, Undergrad
Excursions in Set Theory, or Voodoo by Any Other Name

Intuitively, one may think that there are more integers than primes, but under Cantor set theory both collections are of the same size. In this framework we will be proving two other surprising correspondences. In the first part it will be shown that the real line and the complex plane not only possess the same number of elements but in fact have equivalent structures under addition. In the second, it will be shown that there are as many real numbers as there are continuous real-valued functions.

March 19 Registration Social/Informal Advising Night
Tuesday

An informal advising meeting for talking to professors and other students about next semester's classes, the math major, or anything math-ish. This is a casual gathering with no presentation or panel beyond introductions at the beginning. Unofficial major flowcharts are now available below, under "resources".

March 21 Eaves Lecture: Tara Holm Cornell University
CB 106 Understanding Symplectic Geometry through Polytopes and Lattice Points

Topology is often called "rubber sheet geometry" and is described as "floppy" while geometry is more "rigid". Symplectic geometry, the natural geometry of classical mechanics, is floppier than Riemannian geometry but more rigid than topology. I will give an overview of this floppy/rigid spectrum. We will then explore how the geometry and topology of symmetries in this context relate to properties of polytopes, motivated by many pictures and examples. I will conclude with how some of my recent work, joint with Daniel Cristofaro-Gardiner, Alessia Mandini and Ana Rita Pires, comes to feature continued factions, counting lattice points, and the Philadelphia subway system.
more information here

March 27 Melody Chan Brown University
Wednesday Moduli Spaces

March 29 Math Club-Hosted Department Tea

The last Friday of every month from 2:30-3:30 in POT 745 Alumni day will take place of usual tea. More information available under "external events".

April 4 Ami Radunskaya Pomona College
From Music to Mathematics: One Woman's Journey

I have always been fascinated by the relationship between pattern, prediction, order and disorder. Mathematics is the perfect language to describe the evolution of patterns, and music is a great way to listen to them. My first career as a musician led to a new career in mathematics, as I pursued patterns and prediction through the study of dynamical systems and ergodic theory. In more recent years, I have discovered that mathematical descriptions of physical processes can be used to address problems in medicine, such as understanding how cancer evolves, or developing treatment strategies. In this talk I will describe my own journey from musician to mathematician to modeler, highlighting this path with mathematical examples.

April 12 Math Club-Hosted Department Tea

Join us for the last math club-hosted tea of the semester. There will be tea, coffee, and cookies. 2:30-3:30 in POT 745. (Moved from April 26 due to conflicts.)

August 30 Welcome Back Meeting

A casual meet-and-greet. As always, 5pm in POT 745, with free pizza.

September 11 Game Night with Dr. Michael Hill UCLA
Math House
5:30-7:30pm

Come play some board games and party games with other math undergrads, graduates, and post-grads! Joining us will be Mike Hill from UCLA, the invited Hayden-Howard speaker.

September 20 Jennifer Kenkle University of Utah
The King Chicken Theorems

Consider a flock of chickens. In any pair of chickens, one pecks the other. However, there might not necessarily be a chicken who pecks every other bird. Instead, we call a "king chicken" one that, for every other chicken in the flock, either pecks that chicken, or pecks a chicken who pecks it. By representing each chicken as a vertex and each pecking relationship with an edge, we can use graph theory to examine chicken politics. We will see every flock has a king, but this king is not necessarily unique, or even uncommon.

October 11 Summer Math Experiences

Many undergraduates at UKY do research over the summer in mathematics or related fields. At this meeting, we will have several different groups give short talks about their summer research experiences. Two students will speak about research they did at Research Expereince for Undergraduates (REU) programs, one will speak about work at Oak Ridge National Lab, and a small group will talk about work at the UK Math Lab.

This will be a good chance to listen to accessible, exciting math that your classmates have been working on, and here about these opportunities.

October 18 REU / Graduate School Panel
4:30-6pm Joint with AWM.

From 4:30-5:15, we will have an REU Panel, where we will have current undergraduate and graduate students who can talk about REUs, and how they are helpful, and faculty who have decided acceptance for REUs.

From 5:15-6:00, we will have a Graduate School panel, which has current graduate students who can talk about what graduate school is like and if its the right decision for you, and faculty who have worked on admissions committees.

These panels will also have open question-and-answer opportunities.

November 1 Informal Advising Meeting / Registration Social

This meeting will be an informal advising meeting, where you are welcome to come mingle with professors and ask them about potential classes, the math major, and just math in general. This won't be a panel or presentation session, just a casual gathering to talk about math.

November 29 Eva Belmont Northwestern
1 - 1 + 1 - 1 + ... = 1/2 and other half-truths

In this talk we take a trip back to the Wild West of mathematics, in which computational exuberance trumped rigor. I will give Euler's original proof of the identity 1 + 1/4 + 1/9 + 1/16 + 1/25 + ... = pi^2 / 6, and discuss some historical attempts to sum divergent series which foreshadowed the more standard notions of Cesaro and Abel summability.

January 25 Dr. Dave Jensen University of Kentucky
Filters and Social Choice

When a large group of people have to make a decision together, bad things can happen. For example, suppose that 10 people are trying to decide where to go to dinner together. Suppose that 4 of them want to go to Mellow Mushroom, and the remaining 6 realize that Mellow Mushroom is horrible and disgusting, and would prefer to go to literally any other restaurant. If the remaining 6 are divided between 3 or 4 different restaurants, a strict plurality system will force them to go to Mellow Mushroom, even though a majority would prefer any other choice.

It seems, then, that the plurality system is unfair. What could we do to make it fair? Which election systems are the most fair? What does "fair" mean anyway? Come and find out!

Also, I will give you candy.

February 8 Dr. Hunter Moseley UK Medical Center
Computational and Mathematical Methods in Real Life Problems
February 22 Dr. Erin Abouzaid Director, Office of the CIO at Hutchin Hill Capital
Room: BE 271 Careers in Mathematical Finance

Dr. Abouzaid will discuss career paths for students interested in mathematics and finance drawing on her own experience going from a BS in math and physics and a PhD in experimental high energy physics to jobs at a custodial bank, a university endowment, and a hedge fund. From the perspective of an employer, she will describe the skills that are valued in the finane industry, ranging from those that are purely technical and quantitative to those involving communication skills.

Presented with the Gatton College of Business and Economics and the Mathematical Economics Program.

March 1 Dr. Joseph Fehribach Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Kirchhoff Graphs and Chemistry

How can someone graphically display a network of chemical reactions? One answer is a Kirchhoff graph. Kirchhoff graphs can be used as circuit diagrams for chemical reaction networks. This talk will explain how this is done, as well as discussing the basic mathematical properties of Kirchhoff graphs. It should be accessible to students currently taking second-year undergrad mathematics courses; no particular background in chemistry is assumed. The last 10-15 minutes of the talk will discuss the WPI graduate mathematical sciences programs.

March 22 Registration Social
This meeting will be an informal advising meeting, where you are welcome to come mingle with professors and ask them about potential classes, the math major, and just math in general. This won't be a panel or presentation session, just a casual gathering to talk about math.
March 29 Eaves's Lecture: Dr. Francis Su Harvey Mudd College
Room: CB110 Mathematics for Human Flourishing

Why does the practice of mathematics often fall short of our ideals and hopes? How can deeply human themes motivate our students to do and study mathematics? I have been advancing the message that mathematics help people flourish, no matter what they choose to do with their lives or careers. I will explain why I believe this is an important message, especially for educators, and describe some of the reactions I've received.

April 11 Game Night with Dr. Michael Hill UCLA
Co-sponsored with AWM. More details TBD. Rescheduled for the Fall.
September 7 Welcome Back Meeting
September 14 Jonathan Rubin University of Chicago
Counting Past Infinity or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Cantor's Paradise

We've all seen how to do induction and recursion up the natural numbers. But what if we could keep going? I'm going to give a light introduction to ordinals and cardinals, and then I'll discuss some neat applications with whatever time remains. Did you know that there is a subset of the plane that intersects every line in exactly two points? Or that three-dimensional Euclidean space can be decomposed as a disjoint union of radius one circles? Come find out why!

October 5 Rob Denomme University of Kentucky
Walk the Dog

In the geometry of solids, we often measure the volume, a 3-dimensional concept, and surface area, a 2-dimensional concept. We will talk about a lesser-known 1-dimensional measurement with the help of our faithful dog Fido. We will use this measurement to show that the Russian system of shipping boxes cannot be cheated!

October 25 Undergraduate REU Talks

Three current undergraduates, Neelav Dutta, Erin Wood, and Emily Dautenhahn, talk about their REU experiences and their work they did over the summer.

November 2 Graduate Student Panel

Join us while the Graduate School and REU Panel talks and answers questions about applying for these programs, and what the experience is like.

November 9 Informal Advising Meeting,
Ice Cream Social

This meeting will be an informal advising meeting, where you are welcome to come mingle with professors and ask them about potential classes, the math major, and just math in general. This won't be a panel or presentation session, just a casual gathering to talk about math.

After, the AWM is sponsoring an undergraduate boardgame/craft night in the Mathskellar.

November 16 Dr. Gabe Angelini-Knoll Michigan State
The Hopf map in classical mechanics

In classical mechanics, we may study the movement of an object using a differential equation. As an example, consider a spherical pendulum swinging from a string. The pendulum will carve out circles with each orbit and this can be described using the phase curves of the differential equation. If we assign a point to each phase curve then we can define a map, which can be extended to a map from a three dimensional sphere to a two dimensional sphere. Surprisingly, this map is exactly the Hopf map, which is very important to algebraic topologists because it is an example of a map between different dimensional spheres that cannot be contracted to a point. My talk will explore this surprising connection between classical mechanics and algebraic topology.

November 30 Dr. Chistopher Manon University of Kentucky
The Geometry Lab

Come to this math club meeting so I can tell you about the undergraduate experimental mathematics lab I'm starting next semester! I'd like you to have the opportunity to participate in research, and also help to create visualizations of mathematical objects. I'll show you some things I did at a previous lab, and tell you about some of the activities we'll have here at UK.

For an archive of previous Math Club activity, please click here.


Upcoming and Recent External Events:

September 20 SPS Game Night

The Society of Physics Students will be hosting a game night starting at 6:15 in Chem-Phys 155. All welcomed!

September 27 AWM Game Night

The Association for Women in Math will be hosting a game night in the Math House at 4 pm. All welcomed and feel free to bring games!

Late October Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest

UK participates in the VA Tech compeititon. Please refer to Prof. Sathaye's website for more information.

November 6 Hayden-Howard Lecture: Rekha Thomas
4-5
location TBA

TBA

Early December Putnam Competition

UK participates in the William Lowell Putnam Competition. Please refer to Prof. Sathaye's website for more information.

January 24-29 COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling

MCM is a contest where teams of undergraduates use mathematical modeling to present their solutions to real world problems.

If you are interesting in participating or learning more, check out their website above, or contact Peter Bonventre.

March 29-30 2019 KYMAA Annual Meeting Centre College, Danville KY

The Kentucky Section of the Mathematical Association of America (KYMAA) is devoted to promoting and encouraging the study, the teaching, and the learning of mathematics in the state of Kentucky.

Our invited speakers are Michael Dorff (Brigham Young University; MAA President) How Mathematics Is Making Hollywood Movies Better, Dominic Klyve (Central Washington University; editor of The College Mathematics Journal) Great Fights! The Seedy Underbelly of Mathematical History and Dave Coulliette (Asbury University; winner of the 2018 KYMAA Distinguished Teaching Award) What Do (Computational) Mathematicians Do?.

March 29 Mathematics Alumni Day
2:00 - 5:30
CB 204

The UK Math Department will be welcoming three alumni to give talks for current faculty and students. Please come for one, two, or all. There will be a reception as well. For more information, please check the link.

April 11 Hayden-Howard Lecture: Laura DeMarco Northwestern University
3:30 -4:30
CB 106
Complex Dynamics and Arithmetic Equidistribution

I will explain a notion of arithmetic equidistribution that has recently found application in the study of complex dynamical systems. It was first introduced about 25 years ago, by Szpiro-Ullmo-Zhang, to analyze the geometry and arithmetic of abelian varieties. In 2011, Matt Baker and I used the theory to study periodic points of maps on P^1. In this talk, I will explain some dynamical questions that were inspired by questions about elliptic curves, and then how the dynamical results allowed us to solve problems in the original setting of abelian varieties. The new results are joint with Holly Krieger and Hexi Ye.

The Hayden Howard is an annual lecture series in honor of mathematic professors Thomas Hayden and Henry Howard. Please click the link for more information.

April 26 University of Kentucky Undergraduate Math Lab
Spring 2019 Symposium

Students will be presenting research conducted within the Undergrad Math Lab. Details, including time and location, to come.

September 6 PSP Symposium: Jorge Cham

Scientist (Robotics) and cartoonist (Ph.D. Comics) Jorge Cham, PhD, will present two free talks on the University of Kentucky campus: "Communicating Your Research", 10-11am in the UK Student Center, and "The Power of Procrastination", 4-5pm in Memorial Hall.

Tickets are needed, but free! See the above link or this poster for more details.

October 25 Dr. Robert Lang
From Flapping Birds to Telescopes: The Modern Science of Origami

Origami artist and scientist Robert Lang will visit the University of Kentucky on Monday and Tuesday, 22-23 October 2018 to give a public lecture and hold several workshops for students. Space is limited at the workshops, so click here to register and see more information.

Robert Lang's website is also full of interesting videos and information, and can be found here.

November 9-10 38th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium Western Kentucky University

Talks on many different topics in mathematics. Student presentations welcome!

Plenary talks by Dr. Thomas Grandine of Boeing, and Professor Jason Cantarella of the University of Georgia.

April 6-7 2018 KYMAA Annual Meeting Western Kentucky University

The Kentucky Section of the Mathematical Association of America (KYMAA) is devoted to promoting and encouraging the study, the teaching, and the learning of mathematics in the state of Kentucky.

The invited speakers for this year's meeting are Susan Jane Colley (Oberlin College; editor of The American Mathematical Monthly) Counting Curves: Tales from the Enumerative Crypt, Paul Pollack (University of Georgia) and Steve Wilkinson (Northern Kentucky University; winner of the 2017 KYMAA Distinguished Teaching Award) What Do Mathematicians Do? (How I learned to appreciate matrix decomposition).

April 6-7 2018 UTK Undergraduate Math Conference University of Tennesee

The University of Tennesee Mathematics Department will be hosting its Twelfth Annual Undergraduate Math Conference on Saturday, April 21, 2018. This conference will give undergraduate students an opportunity to present their mathematical research, to meet other undergraduates, and hear about their research. Everyone is invited to attend.

This year's invited speaker is Dr. Jessica Matthews of North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies, who will speak on Mathematics in Climate Science.



Useful Links:

UKY Math Lab

The University of Kentucky Math Lab is dedicated to providing students with new ways to learn mathematics outside of the traditional classroom setting. Lab members learn new ways of doing mathematics by participating in active areas of research, and they learn news ways of communicating mathematics through our visualization and outreach efforts.

More information can be found at the above website. If you are a University of Kentucky undergraduate and interested in getting involved in the Math Lab please email them at ukmathlab@gmail.com.

UKY Mathskeller

Open 9AM-5PM, Monday-Friday, Mathskeller is a convenient place for any UK student to come hang out between classes, socialize and get free tutoring, no appointments necessary. The Mathskeller is located in CB63, which is next to the loading dock in the basement of White Hall Classroom Building.

Tutors are available for students in all 100-level math courses, MA213 and MA214. Our tutors have excellent knowledge of math, since they are graduate students, professors, and math majors at University of Kentucky. Many of the math professors for 100 level classes at UK even hold their office hours down in the the Mathskeller.

More information can be found at their website, https://math.as.uky.edu/mathskeller.

Major Flow Charts

click here for pdf

This document diagrams pre-reqs for the majority of undergrad and graduate MA classes and some related subjects that might be of interest to math (option A and B) and math econ students. Please remember to check with degree audit, an advisor, or another official source of information for degree requirements; these are unoffical degree sheets created by other undergrads. We'd like to thank the creators of previous versions of the major flow chart for the inspiration.

The file is up to date as of August 16th, 2019. Please contact our leadership team if you find any mistakes.

REUs

A Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.

More information and lists of current programs can be found on the NSF page, AMS page, or this google site.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

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) or 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 or STEM education. NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply.

CURM

The Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics provides funding for academic year undergraduate research groups throughout the United States. These groups develop student enthusiasm for the mathematical and computational sciences, provide mentorship to support students through graduation, and develop essential research skills to prepare them for success in graduate school and their careers.

Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to serve as a living memorial to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years in the U.S. Senate. By providing scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, the Goldwater Foundation is helping ensure that the U.S. is producing the number of highly-qualified professionals the Nation needs in these critical fields.

UK SGA

The UK Student Government Association offers many opportunities for additional funding. See the link for more details.

NSA

The National Security Agency (NSA) offers students a wide variety of excellent programs to jumpstart a career in intelligence. See here for more information.

AWM

The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.

UKY has its own Student Chapter of the AWM. See there for more information.

MAA

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is the world's largest community of mathematicians, students, and enthusiasts. We further the understanding of our world through mathematics because mathematics drives society and shapes our lives. The mission of the MAA is to advance the understanding of mathematics, and its impact on the world.

Pi Mu Epsilon

Pi Mu Epsilon is the Mathematics Honors Society, and is dedicated to the promotion of mathematics and recognition of students who successfully pursue mathematical understanding.


Corrections to: Angela Vichitbandha, Math Club Leadership Team, aavi226@uky.edu