Math Club meeting: applying to grad school

Graduate School Panel at the OU Math Club:

Meet Dr. Schmidt (Graduate Director in the math department at OU), Dr. Anderson (OUHSC Biostatistics Program representative) and other graduate students at OU and find out what it takes to get in and succeed in a graduate program.

When: Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Where: PHSC 1105 (11th floor)

Thinking about Grad School?


Wednesday, October 16th at 5 pm in PHSC 1105

there is a Math Club meeting all about grad school in math related subjects.

Get all your questions answered:  How to decide where to go, what to study, etc.?  How do you find an advisor and choose a thesis topic?  What kind of jobs can you get after grad school?  Is it true they pay you to go to grad school in math?!?

At the Math Club meeting will be Dr Thompson, OU Biostatistics & Epidemiology, and Dr Schmidt, OU Mathematics.  They will talk about admissions to their graduate programs, the course of studies, and job opportunities upon graduation. Graduate student representatives will be present to answer questions.

Plus, of course, Free Pizza!


Grad School?

Thinking about grad school?  We came across a surprisingly apt description of doing research in grad school using vacuum cleaners.  Check it out.

Or if you’d like something in pictures, we suggest Matt Might’s great pictorial guide to perspective on what it means to do a Ph.D.  Here’s a teaser:

Amazingly, people somehow usually think grad school is just a souped up version of undergrad.  Not so!  Check out this handy, dandy chart of Undergrad versus Grad by Bug Girl.

Grad School Panel

Thinking about going to grad school?

From PhD Comics


 Wednesday, November 2nd, at 5 pm in PHSC 1105

the Math Club will host a grad school panel. Maybe you don’t know if grad school is right for you.  Or maybe you’re thinking of going to grad school, but aren’t sure if it should be math or something else.

Faculty and grad students from math, computer science, physics, economics, and biostatistics will all be there to talk about post-OU options for people with a math background.

If you’re interested in grad school and want to know where and how to apply, what grad admission committees look for in applicants, what kind of fellowships are available, what being a grad student is like, etc., etc…. then come on by!

The panelists will say a bit about being a grad student in each of their fields, but mostly they are there to answer your questions!

At least you’ll have better luck than Hitler’s attempt to go grad school in philosophy:

One Last Math Club Event

Although last Wednesday’s Math Club was the last of the “official 5pm on Wednesdays” Math Club of the semester, there is a great event this

Friday, April 29th at 11:45 am in PHSC 424 (the Math Dept. lounge).

Dr. Lin

Dr. Zongzhu Lin is a math professor at Kansas State University.  For the last two years he has also been a Program Officer in the Math division of the National Science Foundation.  He’ll be giving a brief presentation plus a question/answer session on graduate funding opportunities with the NSF.  How does an all-expenses-paid fellowship from the NSF sound?

His focus will be on information for undergrads and grads thinking math grad school.  But the NSF supports all the sciences, so even if you’re thinking about grad school in physics, chemistry, computer science, biology, etc., you should also stop by.

As always, Free Pizza!

Biostatistics at OU

Dr. Thompson

Do you like math and biology?  Did you know you can get a joint BS-Math/MS-Biostatistics degree at OU?  Do you even know what biostatisticians do?  Fortunately, this

Wednesday, March 9th at 5pm in PHSC 1105

Dr. David Thompson from the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) will speak on the Biostatistics program at OUHSC.  He’ll talk about their graduate program (including the joint degree), how it might be of interest to you, and to talk generally about the field of biostatistics and some of the projects they encounter on the OUHSC campus.

If you have an interest in math and/or biology, then this would be a great degree with lots of interesting career options.

Dr. Thompson at work.

As always, Free Pizza!

Grad School in Logic and Dynamics at UNT

Here is a great grad school option from our southern neighbors if you’re interested in Logic and Dynamics.  Notice the excellent fellowship they offer!

RTG Graduate Fellowships

Applications are invited for graduate fellowships in the Research Training Group in Logic and Dynamics in the Mathematics Department at the University of North Texas. Fellowships are available for students entering the Mathematics PhD program in Fall 2011. Each fellowship includes at least five years of support consisting of a stipend of $20,000 for the academic year, all tuition and fees, summer support, and money for travel to conferences.

For more information and to apply for an RTG Graduate Fellowship, visit the RTG webpage at

Cheryl Giordano

Administrative Coordinator  I                                               Direct Phone: 940.369.5062

Fax: 940.565.4805

Office: GAB 435B