RAMMP 2021 Summer Research Program

The Recruitment and Mentoring in Mathematics Program (RAMMP) will engage 6-10 area scholars in summer research activities in mathematics, hopefully culminating in publishable research. Undergraduate scholars will work in groups on research problems guided by faculty members. A stipend of $4,000 (taxable) will be paid to participants in the program.

In addition to the research activities, there will be a weekly colloquium and learning seminars offered.  Please find the colloquium schedule here.


Location and dates

The RAMMP summer program for 2021 will be held June 1-July 22. We will meet virtually Monday through Thursday each week.



This year’s mentors are Prof. Jay Jorgenson (CCNY) and Prof. Cesar Valverde (Medgar Evers College).  They will lead research projects in the areas of spectral graph theory and number theory, respectively.



The program is open to all undergraduate and master’s students in the NYC area who have completed mathematics courses requiring the writing of rigorous proofs. An introduction to proof course (e.g., Bridge to Advanced Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics) is sufficient.

Participants may not take classes or hold other jobs for the duration of the program and are expected to attend all scheduled activities.


Application Requirements

The application requires:

  • Application Form: Please complete this application form.
  • A personal statement: Please write a 1-2 page personal statement addressing:
    • Your background in mathematics including what mathematics you have enjoyed most, and what has led you to apply to this program.
    • Your experiences and views on diversity (pertaining to mathematics or to other areas of shared experience).
    • Your thoughts on your future plans after graduating from college. (It is okay not to know precisely what you plan or hope to do.)
  • Transcript: Email a copy of your transcript along with your personal statement (described above) to nycmathalliance@gmail.com. An unofficial transcript is fine.
  • Recommendation letter: Please have at least one mathematics instructor send a letter nycmathalliance@gmail.com recommending you for the program.

For full consideration submit your complete application by April 9th.  Later applications will be considered if space is available.



Participants will work in groups of 3-4 students on research problems with a faculty mentor. The groups will meet daily with their mentor to discuss the project. In addition there will be a weekly colloquium featuring interesting mathematics at the level of the participants in the program.



This program is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DMS-1820731 which funds a proposal jointly written by Alliance members Gautam Chinta, Robert Donley, Pat Hooper, Sandra Kingan, Stephen Preston, Cesar Valverde, Bart Van Steirteghem, and Fei Ye.

We also are grateful to The City College of New York for hosting this program and to Brooklyn College, Medgar Evers College, and Queensborough Community College for their support.



Please contact us by email at nycmathalliance@gmail.com if you have questions about this program or if you have any issues with applying.

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