CURM (located at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah) promotes undergraduate research in mathematics by:
- training professors as mentors for undergraduate students doing research;
- providing funds to professors to establish undergraduate student research groups;
- advising professors on how to continue operating under- graduate research groups at their institutions; and,
- preparing undergraduate students to succeed in graduate studies and careers in the mathematical sciences.
To help achieve these objectives, CURM awards mini-grants each year to professors at various institutions across the United States to assist them financially, instructionally, and organizationally in operating successful undergraduate research groups at their own institutions during the academic year.
Commitment to Diversity
This program supports underrepresented groups in the mathematical sciences, as well as first-generation and low socio-economic status college students. We are committed to ensuring participant diversity of ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, geographical location, and institution type.
Award for Making a Difference
The American Mathematical Society (AMS) awarded CURM its "Mathematics Programs that Make a Difference" Award in 2015 for CURM's "profound and widespread effect and significant efforts to encourage students from underrepresented groups to continue in the study of mathematics." Allen Greenleaf of the University of Rochester, chair of the Committee on the Profession, said, "The Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics at Brigham Young University has been making a difference since it started in 2007." The AMS commends CURM and its administrators for their high level of commitment and successful efforts to improve diversity in the profession of mathematics in the United States.
|Michael Dorff||Heidi Berger||Joyati Debnath|
|Brigham Young University||Simpson College||Winona State University|
|Kathryn Leonard||Tyler J. Jarvis|
California State University– Channel Islands
|Brigham Young University|
CURM is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) grant #DMS-0636648 / #DMS-1148695, by Brigham Young University (BYU), and by sponsors.
For information on becoming a CURM sponsor, please contact Diane Coffman, CURM Project Manager, at curm [at] mathematics [dot] byu [dot] edu or (801) 422-9084.