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. Students in these underrepresented groups abound with, in particular, many predominantly Hispanic/Latino regions. 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.

The PUMP community still exists, is active, and is embedded in the Pacific Math Alliance. The community is searching for funds to continue running all PUMP’s components and expand the program to other universities in the country. We will recruit for the URGs during the 2019/2020 academic year to run in the 2020/2021 academic year. We are still seeking funding for the summer program.

We are no longer accepting applications for 2020/2021 URGs


                             Field of Dreams 2019.

PUMP was the recipient of the 2017 Example of Excelencia in Education in the graduate category.
Click here to see the Excelencia of Education announcement
Click here for their full announcement and video

PUMP receives AMS Exemplary Program Award.
Click here to read the full announcement of the AMS award.

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.