The Department of Mathematics at Pomona College will offer an eight-week summer residential program to conduct research in Algebraic Geometry & Number Theory. The program, entitled PRiME (Pomona Research in Mathematics Experience), will run from from Sunday June 11 through Saturday August 5, 2023. The program is being sponsored by the National Science Foundation (DMS-2113782). PRiME is an REU/Learning Community consisting of 15 undergraduates, 5 graduate students, and 5 faculty to conduct research in groups, vertically integrate mentoring, and provide professional development for students and staff alike.
Faculty in residence for the program will be:
More information about the 2023 Research Projects can be found here.
Algebraic Geometry is among the most distinguished fields in the mathematical sciences. Widely respected mathematical prizes such as the Abel Prize, the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, and the Fields Medal have been disproportionately awarded to researchers in Algebraic Geometry. Unfortunately, this subdiscipline is notorious for its dismally low numbers of underrepresented minorities. A report from the American Mathematical Society on new 2017-2018 doctorate recipients states that 269 of 1,960 math PhDs in the U.S. were in Algebra and Number Theory. Among the US citizens in this group, just 34 were Hispanic or Latino, 27 were Black or African American, 6 were American Indian or Alaska Native, and 2 were Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.
Pomona College will offer an eight-week summer residential program to conduct research in Algebraic Geometry and Number Theory (AG&NT), with the express intent to diversify the field. The program, entitled "Pomona Research in Mathematics Experience (PRiME)", will host fifteen undergraduates recruited in a national competition, five graduate students, two junior faculty/postdoctoral fellows, and three senior faculty members. PRiME will present new mathematical ideas and techniques, highlight research in AG&NT, provide enhanced mentoring opportunities, identify potential role models and strengthen professional networks for all participants in the program. These components, individually and wholly, will produce significant broader impacts by fostering the current and future professional skills of a diverse group of participants.
PRiME was incredible and an unforgettable experience. It made me feel comfortable and capable of doing mathematics. Prior to PRiME I was unsure and felt un-supported and alone in math. I had no mentorship or friends within math. Everyone seemed to already have a leg up on me and that was demoralizing but after PRiME I feel capable and empowered to do mathematics.
- PRiME Participant
PRiME's goals are to:
PRiME will meet these goals through four key elements.
During the summer, each of the undergraduate participants will:
In order to successfully complete this project, undergraduate participants will:
Undergraduate participants in the PRiME program will receive:
Students must be undergraduates in good standing, although preference will be given to applicants who will begin either their junior or senior year in the Fall of 2023. National Science Foundation (NSF) funding also requires that participants must be either US Citizens or Permanent Residents. Unfortunately, we are not accepting applications from students who may provide their own funding.
Applications for the PRiME program should be submitted through the NSF Common App. For a complete application, you will need to submit For full consideration, applications should be received no later than
February 15, 2023 February 24, 2023. Decisions will be announced by March 1, 2023. Questions should be directed to Edray Goins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For full consideration, applications should be received no later than
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