2023 Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS)

The Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) is excited to share with you its upcoming summer opportunities! The summer research programs for undergraduate students, which are hosted in Los Angeles and Singapore, will be closing very soon on Monday, February 13, 2023. 

You can learn more about the programs here:

Dear Lathisms Family,

Thanks to your financial support and the phenomenal work of our Lathisms Scholarship Co-Chairs Daniel Cruz and Vanessa Sun, we are now ready to share that we have officially opened the application portal for the: 2023 Lathisms Scholarship!

Description: This scholarship aims to support Hispanic/Latinx students interested in pursuing a career focused in the mathematical sciences; such career paths include, but are not limited to, scientific research, mathematics education, engineering, and finance. We will be awarding 2-3 scholarships of up to $500 (each) in our first year, aimed at prospective and current undergraduate/graduate students.

The Lathisms Scholarship is meant to help with costs that pose a barrier to the success and advancement of the awardee in their pursuit of a career in the mathematical sciences. This could include, for example, college and/or graduate school application fees, conference funding, childcare costs, and/or tuition.

Eligibility: Applicants must

    – be Latinx/Hispanic (self-identified);

    – be interested in pursuing a career in the mathematical sciences; and

    – be high school juniors/seniors, high school graduates, current/prospective college students, or current/prospective graduate students. Please note that individuals who have obtained a GED (General Education Development) certificate from a program in the United States are also eligible.

We especially encourage undocumented individuals, TPS beneficiaries, and DACA recipients to apply. We also encourage community college, Pell Grant eligible, first-generation, and low-income students to apply as well. We will use discretion in announcing the awardees and may not publicly reveal the identities of the awardees if privacy is of significant concern.

Deadline: March 15th.

Full scholarship details along with the application can be found here https://www.lathisms.org/scholarships and we encourage you to share the scholarship information with others!

We are still looking for volunteers to serve on the scholarship selection committee. In particular, we encourage the following individuals to volunteer: graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, research scientists, industry & academic professionals, and faculty from Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), 4-year colleges/universities, and/or liberal arts colleges. Note that no prior experience serving on such a committee is required. We understand that your time is valuable; we currently anticipate a time commitment of 15-25 hours, depending on the number of applications that we receive. The work will involve reviewing applications over the course of March to April 2023 and meeting virtually 3 to 4 times with other committee members. If you are interested or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at volunteers@lathisms.org.

Salud y saludos from the Lathisms Board of Directors!

Pamela E. Harris, President
Ryan Moruzzi, Jr, Treasurer
Leyda Almodóvar Velázquez, Clerk
Sofía Martínez Alberga
Rosaura Uscanga Lomeli
Vanessa Rivera Quiñones

Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 21 at 11:59pm PT

Happy New Year! Bain and Company is excited to announce the application launch of two programs for first and second year undergraduate students! The Freshman Leadership Accelerator Program (FLA) is designed to provide key leadership development and casing skills to freshman undergraduate students who identify as Black, Hispanic/Latinx or Indigenous (Native American, Alaska Native, Inuit, Métis and First Nations). Learn more and submit your FLA application by Tuesday, February 21 at 11:59pm PT here! 

The Building Entrepreneurial Leaders Program (BEL)  is focused on giving high-achieving undergraduate sophomore/second year students who identify as Black, Hispanic/Latinx or Indigenous (Native American, Alaska Native, Inuit, Métis and First Nations), the opportunity to strengthen their business and leadership skill set while gaining exposure to one of the world’s top strategy consulting firms. Learn more and submit your BEL application by Tuesday, February 21 at 11:59 p.m. PT here! 

Please reach out to NAACrecruiting@bain.com if you have any questions about either program!

Registration is now open for the 2023 UBS Jobs & Internships Fair! This annual event is a recruitment-focused career fair that allows employers to showcase internship and full-time opportunities in various industries such as finance, consulting, entertainment, public relations, communications, accounting, sales, operations, marketing, human resources, etc.

The fair is open to all students at UCLA and typically attracts over 25 firms and 500 attendees from all majors and grade levels. Some companies that will be attending include McKinsey, Bain & Company, Deutsche Bank, KPMG, Jefferies, Panda Express, Mercer, and many more!

Event Details
: Tuesday, January 24th, 7–9 PM PT
Where: Ackerman Grand Ballroom
Attire: Business Professional

Application Deadline: February 14, 2023

Applications are open for the 11th Annual Workshop to Increase Diversity in Mathematical Modeling & Public Health! The workshop will be held March 27-28, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Students can submit an application anytime between now and the deadline of January 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST.

This Workshop is for undergraduates or students in a post baccalaureate program from underrepresented groups who have an interest in public health and/or mathematical modeling, and are studying quantitative disciplines and/or public health at their home institutions. See the workshop website for eligibility criteria.

Over 1.5 days, students will listen to scientific talks from public health researchers and trainees who use infectious disease epidemiology and mathematical modeling to solve problems in public health. They will also engage in professional development and networking opportunities, and participate in hands-on activities to practice the concepts and skills they are learning.

Students must apply and be accepted to the workshop to participate. Accepted students receive free admission to the workshop, combined with travel scholarships that cover transportation (airfare, train or bus fare to Boston) and hotel costs. More details will be provided to accepted students


MATLAB Student Ambassadors gain valuable work experience with a paid on-campus job where they help their fellow students learn how to use MATLAB through fun events and social media posts.  

Job Summary

The MATLAB Student Ambassador position requires a commitment of 5 hours per week to perform the following work:

  • Explore and implement creative ideas for spreading awareness for the MathWorks brand and products  among students
  • Identify and engage with prominent student organizations related to Engineering, Math, Science and Finance
  • Plan and organize events on campus to demonstrate the state of the art with MATLAB and Simulink
  • Use social media outlets and prevalent communication channels at the university to spread awareness for MathWorks Student Challenges  and resources available to learn MATLAB and Simulink
  • Promote MathWorks presence at university career fairs, information sessions and other recruiting events


  • Promote awareness and usage of MathWorks tools.
  • Drive student events and activities to promote awareness and usage.
  • Establish community at school and with Social Media for students.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates must be pursuing a bachelor’s level degree in a technical discipline.
  • Visa sponsorship will not be provided for this position.
  • Candidates for this position must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer without restriction.

Additional Qualifications

  • Proficient in MATLAB , familiarity with Simulink a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a passion for social media (Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, blogging, etc.)
  • Undergraduate or Graduate student in good academic standing with at least 2 semesters remaining in the degree program (preferably in Engineering)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to work on several projects simultaneously
  • Legal authorization to work in the US

The MAGPIE (MAthematics, Genomics and Prediction in Infection and Evolution) group at SFU is seeking applicants for dedicated MAGPIE Studentships, situated in the MSc and PhD programs in mathematics at SFU. We are establishing a cohort of graduate students who will work and learn together, gain state-of-the-art training in the methods and interdisciplinary research skills in the group, and develop their own research paths. Students will join a vibrant and diverse research group with interests in genomic epidemiology, mathematical models in evolution, phylodynamics, and infectious disease modelling.

Our research interests range from fundamental questions about how and why pathogens evolve the way they do to applied work in collaboration with public health institutions on topics like COVID-19 transmission and the analysis of viral and bacterial genomes. Our research inspires new mathematical methods and tools, and new ways to analyze and interpret genomic data. We use these new methods to generate insights into how pathogens evolve and spread, in addition to more fundamental research on evolution. 

Your Training and Your Future
Our graduate students will receive practical and theoretical training in infectious disease modelling, evolution, genomic epidemiology, and data science for infectious disease. They will have the opportunity to participate in a range of research projects and to work with our collaborating organizations in academia and public health, including the newly-formed Pacific Institute on Pathogens, Pandemics and Society (pipps.ca). 
They will be able to attend national and international conferences, workshops and hackathons, develop their own research programs and make connections outside academia.

MAGPIE Studentship recipients will receive competitive graduate funding, anticipated to be in the range of $35–$45K (CAD) annually, including a reduced teaching load, as well as expectations of substantial research contributions.

Applicants should have strong undergraduate backgrounds in mathematics or related subjects, experience with programming, interest in infectious disease and evolution, and a commitment to their own intellectual curiosity and how it can lead to an impact on our world.

For more information, please see the MAGPIE website at www.sfu.ca/magpie, and email ccolijn@sfu.ca.

Apply to SFU Mathematics Graduate School
To apply, visit www.sfu.ca/gradstudies/apply.html
Please mention the MAGPIE group and this cohort opportunity in your application. 

About Simon Fraser University
Simon Fraser University, based in Metro Vancouver, Canada, is consistently ranked as Canada’s top comprehensive university. Vancouver is often ranked as one of the world’s safest, most livable and walkable cities. People move to Vancouver for its scenic beauty and a healthy work/life balance. 

Application Deadline January 23, 2023

We’d like to share with you an upcoming opportunity at the NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology (CQuB) at Northwestern University. 

Undergraduate Summer Research Program


We will host this program in person the Summer of 2023 from approximately June 19 through August 11, 2023. 

The Quantitative Biology Undergraduate Summer Research Program allows undergraduate students majoring in the life sciences and/or mathematical sciences to participate in hands-on laboratory and/or computational research that applies mathematical concepts and methodology to understanding mechanisms in biology.

Participants are encouraged to attend weekly workshops covering communication, presentation design, teamwork, and applying to graduate school; weekly lunches with faculty; day trips to a local museum or a national laboratory; and other cohort activities.

Participants in the program receive a taxable stipend of approximately $4,500. Travel, housing, and meals are not supported by this program. To be considered for this program, applicants must currently be freshmen, sophomores, or juniors with demonstrated interests in mathematics and/or biology.