Mathematics Project at Minnesota


Mathematics Project at Minnesota

is a 4-day workshop for undergraduate women interested in mathematics.  
The event will take place January 10-13, 2018.
The workshop is focused on...

Community Building



MPM 1 Group Picture

Organizers: Alice Nadeau, Harini Chandramouli, Kim Klinger-Logan, Sunita Chepuri, McCleary Philbin, Esther Banaian, Adrienne Sands, Julie Sherman, Lynna Baryakova

Participants: Ashleigh Adams, Blair Xu, Dalena Vien, Elizabeth Keznoff, Emma Lovett, Jessica Archerd, Jessica Ni, Jingchao Fang, Julie Yuan, Kole Yu, Lauren Verhulst, Mary Heard, Moriah Elkin, Myha Nguyen, Raelynn Swanson, Rebecca Rechkin, Sarah Gorman, Sophie Perro, Tianxue(Tess) Hu, Yaren Euceda, Yu Zhang

If you’re interested in mathematics in any capacity, the Mathematics Project at Minnesota (MPM) offers
  • A special welcome to mathematics at the University of Minnesota
  • An opportunity to form supportive relationships with peers, graduate students, and faculty mentors
  • A fun and engaging four days of math

Participants are invited via e-mail.  If you would like to be considered for an invitation, please e-mail one of the coordinators. There are no costs or prerequisites to participating in MPM as it is fully funded. This workshop is supported by the

"Watch Us" Grant through the University of Nebraska.


MPM includes...


Community Building

Game, activities and meals together will foster a rich sense of community amoung participants.



As part of MPM you will be paired with a graduate student mentor who can support you as you advance through the mathematics major.  We even provide funds for you and your mentor to kick off this relationship over coffee!


Professional Development

Meet recent graduates and professionals with degrees in mathematics and learn about how their careers were shaped by their mathematics degrees

Work on application documents like resumes, cover letters, or personal statements


Orientation to the field of mathematics

During a four day program that begins on January 10, 2018 and directly proceeds the beginning of spring semester you will

Meet fellow mathematics students with similar interests so that when classes begin you will have a network of friends and familiar faces in your math classes

Learn about services and resources for academic success through discussion about study strategies and the U of M’s academic culture

Engage in upper level mathematics by working on collaborative problem-solving sets, participating in a brief research experience, and writing a short research paper

Meet the faculty members and graduate students who teach math classes at Minnesota--who will advise you as you choose classes and help you identify your strengths


The Logistics

The workshop takes place January 10-13, 2018 from 9am to 7pm each day.

All your meals are on us during the four day program.

If you live in the dorms, we will provide support for you to return early.  



Tentative Schedule



10:00am Check in

10:30am Introductions and Icebreakers

11:45am Lunch and Discussion

1:00pm Team building activity #1

2:15pm Visit the UMN Math Library

2:45pm Breakout Session #1

4:00pm Breakout Session #2

5:30pm Dinner and team building activity #2



9:30am Study and Learning Strategies Workshop

11:00am Diversity Activity

12:15pm Lunch and Discussion

1:30pm Mini-Lecture #1

2:30pm Visit the Undergraduate Mathematics Office

3:00pm 4-year planning session

4:00pm Breakout Session #3

5:30pm Dinner and Project



9:30am Summer Opportunities Workshop

10:30am Mini-Lecture #2

11:30am Lunch and Discussion

12:30pm Future Opportunities Panel

1:30pm Breakout Session #4

4:00pm Excursion to the Science Museum of Minnesota



12:30pm Presentation of Individual Projects by Undergraduate Participants

2:30pm Presentation of Awards


Richard McGehee

Harini Chandramouli



Kim Klinger-Logan



Alice Nadeau