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Resources for Students

Activities organized by AIM graduate students, for AIM graduate students

On-campus funding resources

Fellowship opportunities

Summer programs for graduate students

  • Programs through the IMA (Institute for Mathematics and its Applications), based in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota. Michigan is a "particpating institution" in the IMA which means that most activities are highly subsidized for our graduate students. Here is a complete list of the summer programs at IMA. Likely to be of specific interest to AIM students: Mathematical Modeling in Industry workshops for graduate students.

  • Internships and summer schools at National Laboratories. An example is the National School on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering held jointly at Argonne National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Another example is the Computational Physics Workshop hosted annualy by the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Summer programs at MBI (Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University). Each summer MBI offers a three-week educational summer program for graduate students. The latest information can be found here.

  • Summer programs at IPAM (Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics), based at the University of California, Los Angeles. A complete list of programs at IPAM can be found here.

  • Summer programs at the Fields Institute. A complete list of programs at Fields can be found here. The Fields Institute is located near the campus of the University of Toronto.

  • Programs at SAMSI (Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute), located in the Research Triangle area (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) of North Carolina, include educational and outreach workshops some of which are intended for graduate students; a list of links can be found here. In particular, there is the Industrial Math/Stat Modeling Workshop for Graduate Students, as well as several workshops that are co-sponsored with other institutions. A complete list of co-sponsored workshops can be found here. Finally, SAMSI regularly offers a number of research workshops of interest to AIM students.

  • The SIParCS (Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Science) program at NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research) in Boulder, Colorado. 

  • The Santa Fe Institute specializes in research in complex systems and is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The institute offers a number of summer programs, a complete list of which can be found here. One of these opportunities is a summer school in computational social science for which the contact person is Scott Page, who has been an AIM co-advisor and who is familiar with the AIM program.

  • The Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellowship Program at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution runs each summer on various topics connected with nonlinear dynamics of rotating, stratified fluids. Accepted students are supported by a stipend and a travel allowance. The most up-to-date information can be found here.

  • Gene Golub SIAM Summer School in 2015 will be on "Randomization in Numerical Linear Algebra" and will take place in Delphi, Greece.

  • The University of Washington hosts an annual Summer School on Inverse Problems and Partial Differential Equations.

  • The Center for Nonlinear Analysis at Carnegie Mellon University often hosts a summer school. The most recent one, the 2013 CNA Summer School, was on "Topics in Nonlinear PDEs and Calculus of Variations, and Applications in Materials Science".

  • Summer Graduate Workshops at MSRI (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, California). Some of these topics may be of interest to AIM students, and a complete listing of upcoming workshops can be found here. If you are interested in one of these, please let the AIM Director know as you will need to be nominated.

  • Summer programs at PCMI (Park City Mathematics Institute, a joint project with the Institute for Advanced Study), located in the ski resort town of Park City, Utah. A list of upcoming programs at PCMI can be found here.

  • The Clay Mathematics Institute also offers regular summer programs in various locations, and some of the topics may be of interest to AIM students. Full information can be found here.

  • Graduate students are encouraged to attend the SIAM Annual Meeting.

Computing Resources

  • The mathematics department has recently acquired a 228-processor computing cluster through an NSF SCREMS grant. It allows top priority access for projects in the department, and is part of the University's much larger Center for Advanced Computing, where systems with thousands of processors are maintained for use by the university research community.

Life in and around Ann Arbor

  • Rackham Graduate School's page on student life.
  • The University Musical Society arranges a variety of performances that take place on a regular (several times per week) basis on our campus.
  • On campus is the newly-renovated University of Michigan Museum of Art. Admission is free!
  • Ann Arbor is also close to the center of Detroit, which has several interesting attractions including the Detroit Institute of the Arts
  • Detroit is home to several professional sports teams, including baseball (the Detroit Tigers), hockey (the Detroit Red Wings), football (the Detroit Lions), and basketball (the Detroit Pistons).
  • Detroit is a center for music, being part of the essential history of jazz, the original location of Motown recording studios (Hitsville, U.S.A.), and classical music such as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Opera. There are also many interesting concerts held at the famous Fox Theatre in Detroit.
  • Ann Arbor is also not far from Chicago. It takes about 5 hours by car to get there, or alternatively there is a train that stops in Ann Arbor and goes to Chicago in about the same amount of time. It is very easy to take a weekend trip to Chicago, for instance.
  • Finally, if you like the outdoors, Michigan is one of the most beautiful states in the country, almost completely surrounded by the various great lakes (Erie, Huron, Superior, and Michigan). These lakes have beautiful beaches, sandy on the west coast (like ocean beaches, but without salt in the water) and stony on the east coast. In particular, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore near Traverse City (about 3.5 hours away from Ann Arbor by car) is an amazing place to visit.