**student corner**

**Opportunities @ Howard**

- Advancing Diversity in Aging Research at Howard University Student Training Program
- Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics Scholarship (CMaPS) S-STEM Program
- Math Modeling in Biology & Medicine Workshop Series at Howard University
- NAEP-Howard Statistics and Evaulation Institute at Howard University
- New Directions: Data Science for Homeland Security, May 18-19, 2017 at Howard University

**Finding Opportunities**

- NSF REU: These are paid Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Typically you re given a nice summer stipend, food and lodging. These have become competitive so apply early! You may browse by discipline, geographic area, etc.
- NSF Mathematical Sciences Institutes: There are eight institutes funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Most of them have a plethora of opportunities for undergraduates, graduates, postdocs, faculty, teachers, and many more. These opportunities can range from participating in workshops to sabbatical opportunities (with funding).
- Finding a Career in Numbers: Has various tidbits on how to pursue a career that requires mathematical skills.
- American Mathematical Society Career Information
- Mathematical Association of America (MAA) student resources
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics student information

**(Free) Online Courses -**

*These are great!*

**Study Tidbits**

- CrashCourse: YouTube channel with tutorial videos on a variety of courses
- How to Be a Successful Student
- How to Study for a Math Exam
- Job Search Writing from The OWL @ Purdue: How to prepare an application, search letters, resumes and curricula vitae (CV)
- Medical Schools with Math Requirements
- Past Final Exams @ Howard University and Dr. Sitaraman's Old Course Material
- Paul's Online Notes: Covers Algebra, Calculus 1-3, and Differential Equations (don't forget to print out the cheat sheets in reduced format!)
- PurppleMath
- Khan Academy has awesome videos and tutorials
- Patrick's Just Math Tutorials
- Weighted Average Grade Calculator from Mercer University
- Some Calculus notes from Stewart's
*Calculus, Early Transcendentals,*8th Edition- Exam Review Notes for Calculus III: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV
- Notes on Differentiation, Integration Techniques, and Series.

**MATLAB**

- MATLAB Student edition ($99 or $49)
- Octave (free 'equivalent' version)
- Textbooks on MATLAB by Cleve Moler

**(Free) LaTeX Downloads**

- LaTeX Installation
- MacTeX (Mac OS distribution)
- MiKTeX (Windows distribution)
- TeX Live (GNU/Linux distribution) or if you have Ubuntu
- Texmaker (A nice editor that works on all operating systems.)

**(Free) Statistical/Computing Software**

- Julia
- Python via Anaconda (includes Spyder, Jupyter Notebook, +)
- R (engine)
- RStudio (graphical front-end for R)

**Presentations**

- My presentation I gave at the 2016 Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing slides on an
*Intro to MATLAB*. Download it here. - My presentation I gave at a Parkland Middle School on
*"Let Me Get You Hip to the STEM Game"*features prominent leaders in STEM via videos. Download it here.

**Videos of STEM Sheros**

- France Cordova, Physics/Director of NSF, YouTube Video - Boys' Physics
- Paula Hammond, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Women in Chemistry Video
- Nadya Mason, Physics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, YouTube Video - Profile
- Donna Nelson, Chemistry/Advisor to TV show "Breaking Bad", YouTube - Chemistry of Breaking Bad
- Mariel Vazquez, Mathematics, San Francisco State University, SACNAS Podcast
- Maria Cristina Villalobos, Mathematics/STEM Education, YouTube - Go to 4:15, SACNAS Award, On Mentoring
- Talitha Washington, Mathematics, YouTube - Interview