Research Opportunities for Students
Tufts offers three summer research programs in which Tufts undergraduates do research with Tufts faculty members: Summer Scholars, Laidlaw Scholars, and VERSE. The programs provide stipends for the student researchers, as well as an opportunity to learn about research and give research presentations to other scholars. Each program is a bit different. Summer Scholars often do a senior honors thesis afterwards. Laidlaw Scholars receive support and mentoring over two years, so students need to apply by their sophomore year. VERSE focuses on students early in their career and creates a cohort of underrepresented students from Tufts and all over the country through focused, culturally competent research mentoring.
Nationwide, there are many summer programs called REUs (Research Experience for Undergraduates) at which undergraduate researchers work on mathematical questions alone or in small groups, often culminating in publishable research projects. They receive stipends and often housing. Review the official list of REUs.
The VERSEIM-REU is an REU in the Tufts math department associated with the VERSE program. Check it out!
For more links for summer research opportunities, grad schools, internships, and careers, check out Prof. Quinto's math resources for students.
Off campus graduate research opportunities:
- Los Alamos National Lab: National Security Science in New Mexico
- Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton
- Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at Berkeley
- Institute for Mathematics and its Applications at Minneapolis
- American Institute of Mathematics at San Jose
- Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques at Bures-sur-Yvette
- Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn
- Centre International de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées at Trieste