Undergraduate Research Groups

PUMP opens opportunities for research collaborations with travel to present research by funding Undergraduate Research Groups (URG) that are composed by pairs of mathematics majors and a math/stat faculty member from a CSU. These work together on research projects during the academic year. The grant pays $5,000 for the faculty advisor. Each student receives $3,000 stipend for completion of the project.

Students present their research in the Spring PUMP Research Symposium. Former participants have also presented at Math Fest, JMM, Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, Young Mathematicians Conference, Pacific Coast Undergraduate Math Conference, in addition to Math Clubs and the CSU Research Competition.

Students who want to apply to the URG program need to find an advisor in their institution to write a proposal narrative describing the research to be accomplished and how students will be mentored during the project. Advisors are encouraged to look below at the Directions to Advisors document.