Mathematics and Statistics Student Seminars (MASSS)
The Mathematics and Statistics Student Seminar series is a forum for undergraduates to present talks on topics of general interest in mathematics and statistics. These seminars are open to everyone in the Grinnell College community. Each seminar is typically a talk of forty to sixty minutes, including questions from the audience. Visit the GrinnellShare Science Division site (login required), or contact a department member for more information.
Student Summer Research Opportunities
Current students can find out about on- and off-campus summer research opportunities by visiting the Science Division's GrinnellShare site (login required).
Top 10 Tips for Getting Successful Statistical Internships (StatTrak website).
"If you are a graduate or advanced undergraduate student in statistical sciences and related fields, these 10 tips may increase your likelihood of getting an internship. Once you have secured and completed an internship, it will be a valuable lifelong experience."
- A list of 50+ internships for 2019 on the StatTrak website has "something for everyone."
- Every December, the American Statistical Association publishes a list of statistics internship opportunities for students, along with additional listings as they come in.
- The National Security Agency has a variety of internships each summer.
- National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): A list of REUs funded by the NSF Department of Mathematical Sciences.
- Research on Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS), run by UCLA's Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, organizes undergraduates into teams to work on problems from industry. RIPS takes place in Los Angeles and Hong Kong.
- The National Institute of Standards and Technology hosts the interdisciplinary Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). There are excellent opportunities in applied mathematics, statistics, and computer science. Double majors with physics, biological sciences, biochemistry, or chemistry might find these projects especially intriguing.
- German Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS7).
- Rutgers hosts a family of Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) with one program open to international students.
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) maintains a list of internships.
Information for many scholarships can be found on GrinnellShare (login required), including Gates Cambridge, Gilman, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes Scholarships.
The Robert N. Noyce Senior Student Award
Robert Norton Noyce, scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur, was born on December 12, 1927, in Burlington, Iowa. He received a bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics from Grinnell College in 1949 and a doctorate in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1953. On April 25, 1960, Dr. Noyce was granted a patent for his invention of a "Semiconductor Device-and-Lead Structure" -- an integrated circuit. This discovery made the microchip possible and launched the modern electronics revolution. For his scientific achievements he received the National Medal of Science from President Carter in 1980, the National Medal of Technology from President Reagan in 1987, and the Charles Draper Prize of the National Academy of Engineering in 1990. Grinnell College's computer center was named in his honor in 1984.
Dr. Noyce was co-founder and president of Intel Corporation. In 1988, he was appointed chief executive of Sematech, a consortium linking government and private electronic manufacturers. He also served for many years as a trustee of Grinnell College and as chair of the Board of Trustees. Robert N. Noyce died on June 3, 1990, in Austin, Texas, at the age of 62.
The Robert N. Noyce Senior Student Award was presented to the senior student who, in the judgment of the Selection Committee, made the greatest contribution to the use of computer-based technology while a Grinnell student. It recognized not only individual accomplishment, but the breadth and depth of the student's contribution. Beginning in 1984, the Noyce Award was given annually at first, then irregularly. In 2002, the fund supporting this award was diverted to the development of technology-related curricular projects at the College.