Students

Students                              


What Can I do with a Degree in Mathematics?  The AMS (American Mathematical Society) has excellent resources found on their webpage about what mathematicians do.

William Lowell Putnam Competition:  The “Putnam” is a national undergraduate mathematics competition open to current undergraduate students.  During the fall semester the organizers meet with students to practice solving unique problems without any pressure of having a deadline to solve them! (Sometimes problems are similar to things you have seen in class, sometimes it’s something new!)  If you would like to join the UHH Putnam team, please contact one of the organizers, Dr. Efren Ruiz or myself.

GRE Study Sessions:  Study sessions for the GRE Mathematics Subject exam will start in the Fall semester.  If you are interested please contact me.  Official GRE study material can be found on the ETS webpage.  GRE exams are usually taken between October and December for admission during the following Fall. Check with the UHH Testing Center for available dates. 

Praxis Subject Sessions:  Study sessions for the PRAXIS II Mathematics Subject exam will start in the Fall semester.  If you are interested please contact me.  Official PRAXIS study material can be found on the ETS webpage.  PRAXIS exams times usually begin around November and go through April.  Check with the UHH Testing Center for available dates.

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU):  Many universities across the united states offer summer research programs in mathematics.  Often these programs cover most of your expenses and include a paid stipend on top.  Those of you considering graduate school in mathematics should consider these opportunities.  Some, but not all, programs are listed through the Mathprograms.org webpage.  Others can be found on the AMS summer research webpage. Most of these programs have deadlines between February and March for the upcoming summer.  (They will ask for one or more letters of recommendation, so make sure you have these lined up in time for your letter writers.)

Directed Reading Courses:  Over the past years, I have supervised several directed reading classes on topics such as: Differential Geometry and General Relativity, Shockwaves and Conservation Laws, Fractals, and Advanced Topics in Differential Equations.  If you are interested having me supervise a directed study class, please come talk with me.

Letters of Recommendation:  Are you thinking about having me write a letter of recommendation for you?  Come talk with me and we will discuss if I’m the most appropriate person to write you a letter.  (If I’m not the best choice, we will figure out who would be!)  Once I’ve agreed to write you a letter, take a look at the document linked below on how to put together the information so I can write the most effective letter for you.  If you are requesting your letter to be sent several places, having all your programs listed sequentially by due date is extremely helpful for me to make sure I don’t miss any.  Letter of Recommendation Instructions

Graduate School Info:  The AMS (American Mathematical Society) has many good resources for Applying to Graduate School.  Feel free to talk to me or other math faculty as well.

Sage Server:  UH Hilo hosts its own Sage Math server, (which I set up and maintain.)  You can access the server at https://laplace.uhh.hawaii.edu  Please send any access requests, including obtaining a login, to me.  For security the Sage server is only available to computers on the UH network.