targets two critical transition periods in the preparation of
mathematicians: the transition from the undergraduate to the graduate
level, and the transition from the advanced graduate level to the early
years of an academic position. At each of these transition periods, the
program focuses on interactions between non-PhD granting colleges and
universities and PhD-granting research universities. The program
benefits students at UNL as well as develops mathematicians in the
larger mathematical community.
(Intensive Mathematics: A Mentoring, Education, and Research Summer
Experience) is very much vertically integrated. Early career faculty
will be mentored by senior UNL faculty; graduate students will be
mentored by each other and by the early-career faculty. Also, pre-grads
will be mentored by the early-career faculty and the graduate students.
Pre-gradsProgram consists of two intensive courses: one in algebra and one in analysisCourses are at the advanced undergraduate/beginning graduate levelCourses are structured around the reading of research papers
Graduate StudentsBecome involved as teaching assistants to early-career faculty for algebra and analysis
Early-Career facultyTeam teach in pairs, with the aid of graduate students, a course in algebra or analysisEach receives a research mentor in the form of a senior UNL faculty member Collaboration is expected to carry over into the next academic year via email and research visits
MCTP Scholarships and Traineeships
Undergraduate MCTP ScholarshipsThe Undergraduate MCTP Scholars program is for juniors and seniors majoring in mathematics at UNL.
First-Year MCTP Graduate TraineeshipsThese
traineeships provide a stipend and guide students through the first
year of the mathematics graduate program at the University of Nebraska
Advance MCTP Graduate TraineeshipsThese
traineeships provide a stipend and guide fourth- and fifth-year
mathematics graduate students at the University of Nebraska through the
process of preparing for a first job after graduate school. The
traineeship also gives participants time away from teaching during
which they can concentrate on finishing their dissertations.
Keeping Research Alive (KRA) WorkshopEach
summer, we host a Keeping Research Alive (KRA) Workshop for former UNL
graduate students who are now early-career faculty at four-year
colleges. The workshop provides alumni with an intensive three-week
period of collaborative research under the guidance of UNL faculty
members. The subject area of this workshop changes from year to year.