The first goal of the PUMP Program is to identify mathematical talent among minority students, women, and first-generation college students in the California State Universities located in Southern California. Students in these underrepresented groups abound in this predominantly Hispanic/Latino region. The second is to strengthen the preparation of participating undergraduates to successfully pursue doctoral studies in a research institution. The third is to create a network of faculty mentors and the building of a supportive community. 

 PUMP students go through a residential and intensive summer program in their transition from lower to upper division courses and undertake research projects in their junior or senior year. PUMP students will acquire the appropriate mathematics background and skills to achieve a smooth transition into a college degree in Mathematical Sciences and later into a well-respected PhD program.


                      Field of Dreams 2017.

PUMP  is the recipient of the 2017 Example of Excelencia in  Education in the graduate category.
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PUMP receives AMS Exemplary Program Award.
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Click here to read the article PUMPed about Math: CSU Northridge Wins Exemplary Program Award

Notices of AMS, Volume 63, Number 5, PP. 544-550.