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Amherst Math Research: SURF and REUs from the Faculty Perspective

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Photo by Maria Stenzel Article by Olivia Fann As prospective math majors may have noticed, a certain department was notably absent from 2024 SURF opportunities. This year’s lineup of nine disciplines and 36 total labs participating in Amherst’s Summer Science Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) did not include any members of the math faculty, raising some…

Episode 11: An Inside Look at the SURF Experience

I will be interviewing two sophomores who participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program this summer (who happen to be two of my close friends). They discuss what they researched, why they decided to participate in SURF, advice they have for students considering SURF, and what Amherst is like over the summer. …