The Winter Math-to-Industry Boot Camp is an intensive, two-week program that provides graduate students with training and experience that is valuable for employment outside of academia. The program is targeted at Ph.D. students in mathematics and statistics. The winter camp consists of pre-camp coursework in the basics of programming, data analysis, and optimization.
During the program, students work in small teams under the guidance of an industry mentor using a variety of streaming technology. The mentor and camp staff will help guide the students in the modeling process, analysis, and computational work associated with a real-world industrial problem. Additional time will be spent on developing professional and networking skills, meeting industry scientists, and participating in a career fair.
Each team will be expected to make a final presentation and submit a written report at the end of the workshop.
Recent industrial sponsors included Cargill, D-Wave Systems, the Mayo Clinic, Securian Financial, World Wide Technology.
Applicants must be current graduate students in a mathematical sciences Ph.D. program at a U.S. institution during the period of the boot camp.
The program will take place online. Students will receive a $500 stipend.
To apply, please supply the following materials through the link at the top of the page:
- Statement of reason for participation, career goals, and relevant experience
- Unofficial transcript, evidence of good standing, and have full-time status
- Letter of support from advisor, director of graduate studies, or department chair
Selection criteria will be based on background and statement of interest, as well as geographic and institutional diversity. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Selected participants will be contacted in December.