Summer Program

The summer program is aimed at students that are transitioning from lower to upper division classes. Participating students will build the confidence to take advanced undergraduate courses before graduation so they can be prepared for the rigor of graduate mathematics studies.

Students in the PUMP Summer Program will:

    • Be immersed in proof-based mathematics for four weeks, seven days per week.

    • Receive a $2,000 stipend and free housing.

    • Learn how to write mathematical proofs.

    • Meet with faculty and students from various institutions to learn about PhD programs and research opportunities, like REUs (NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates)

    • Make friends with people who love math as much as you do.

    • Have an unforgettable experience that can change your expectations

Participants also receive support travel to an annual conference (most likely the Field of Dreams) and become scholars in the Math Alliance.

In this video Patrick Kwon, a former PUMP participant from CSU Long Beach student describes his experiences in PUMP for the students that were about to start the 2014 program.

If you are interested in applying to this program visit again this page in February. Our application window starts in February and ends by the end of March.

Here are some comments from students who have attended previous programs:

This program was amazing. I knew I would be learning advanced mathematics, but I ended up learning so much more.”

I had a lot of fun. It reminded me how much I enjoy doing mathematics. It also encouraged me to seriously consider graduate school in math, something I never thought I would consider.”

I feel so much more confident in my future educational goals. This program is just fantastic in giving a dynamic viewpoint on mathematical options.”

I really enjoyed the program and found it to be very beneficial.

I wish I had known about this program a few years earlier in my academic career.”

I felt this program informed me a lot and better prepared me for the analysis class I plan to take this year.

It definitely gave a clear idea on what to expect in Master’s, PhD, or research programs.”

Before entering the program I knew I wanted a PhD, but I had a lot of fear that I would not be capable and was creating so many back-up plans that had nothing to do with what I really had passion for. My mind is set now and I know I will not settle for less than earning a PhD. Thank you for this opportunity.”