What Are We Doing?
Well, some of us are squandering our time playing Go....
Here are some of the things the Department is doing:
VIGRE stands for Vertical Integration of Research and Education,
and is a program funded by the NSF. UIUC has a 5 year VIGRE grant which
will expire in 2005. Our VIGRE program funded graduate student
fellowships and postdoctoral positions, and also introduced RAPS, REUs,
and TTUs. Three years into the program, and encouraged by CID
discussions, we created REGS.
To view the department VIGRE report to the NSF, click here.
2) The REGS Program
stands for Research Experiences for Graduate Students. The idea is to
provide some kind of early esearch experience for graduate students.
Graduate Students receive summer support, usually at the end of the
first year, but also in later summers in some cases, to participate in
a summer research experience.
Click here for more information.
3) Alumni Database
data base exists for graduate students in our department, but it has
not been updated. Beginning in fall 2004, the department will be making
a concerted effort to improve the data base, and to track graduate
students long after they leave the program.
4) Transition Course for Graduate Students
in Fall 2004 Marius Junge will teach a new kind of first year graduate
course that will serve as a transition from undergraduate to graduate
mathematics. It will cover various topics in analysis and algebra
including linear algebra and some functional analysis. It will be
broader than typical courses and will help integrate several subjects
that seem to appear disjoint to many graduate students.
The REGS Program
Follow this link for a description of our Research Experience for Graduate Students (REGS) program.
Description and testimonials for Math 499 (formerly math 400), a course
designed to expose new grad students to many areas of mathematics.
VIGRE Annual Report 2003-4 (pdf file)
Transition Course for Graduate Students
This is the publicized description of the new Transitions course.
The Buddy System
Description of the buddy system, created to help orient incoming students, by a former graduate student.