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There are a variety of ways to enhance your mathematics education and give yourself an advantage for getting into graduate school or securing employment. There are research opportunities with CSUF faculty, student research opportunities at other institutions, and you may also wish to participate in the problem solving seminars in preparation for the Putnam competition. For more information, follow the links. 

Student Research

Student research at the undergraduate level refers to a broad range of out-of-the-classroom activity conducted under the supervision of a mathematics faculty member, and it is becoming more common for mathematics students to add this to their resume by the time they graduate. Activities range from independent study of a topic not covered in the course offerings, solving (and publishing) solutions to problems posed in mathematics magazines, reading and summarizing the contents of a research article, to participating in the research program of a faculty member.

Students that are interested in such an experience, and that have the necessary free time, should look over the research interests on the faculty web pages and contact appropriate faculty members to see if they are currently providing such opportunities. A student could also inquire with their mathematics course instructors.

Mathematics Competitions

The CSUF mathematics department regularly participates in the Putnam Mathematics Competition, a national competition drawing thousands of students from hundreds of universities each December. Faculty members provide a seminar in the fall semester in order to prepare students for the examination, and in 2012, the CSUF team distinguished themselves admirably, achieving their best success in recent memory, surpassing teams from some high profile universities. For more information, contact Dr. Bogdan Suceava.

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entoring Institute Conference 2017



The Mentoring Institute at UNM is pleased to announce its 10th Annual Mentoring Conference. We invite faculty, staff, and students of higher education, researchers, K-12 educators, community leaders, administrators, non-profit partners, government agencies, and other professionals to participate in this five-day event. Together, we will develop dynamic conversations and networking opportunities through hands-on workshops, individual/panel presentations, and plenary sessions. We aim to foster engagement among scholars and professionals in the fields of mentoring, coaching, and leadership.

CONFERENCE DATES: Monday - Friday, October 23 - 27, 2017.

LOCATION: University of New Mexico, Student Union Building. Albuquerque, NM.


This year’s conference theme is A Decade of Cultivating an Inclusive Mentoring Community: Developmental Networks for Innovation, Achievement, and Transformation. We seek to facilitate discourse on the effectiveness of developmental networks, and the importance of mentoring and coaching relationships for community building.  


We are particularly keen to receive proposals that are: (a) Informative and relevant to the field of developmental relationships; (b) Supported by theory and research; and (c) Demonstrate ideas that are applicable to the conference theme. The term 'developmental relationships' includes, but is not limited to mentoring, coaching, networking, and sponsorship. 


Topics:  Mentoring, Coaching, and Leadership.

Strands: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics), Arts, Humanities, Business, Health Sciences, Education, and others.

We seek proposals that accomplish any of the following:

  • Builds on the knowledge-base of existing literature pertaining to developmental relationships.
  • Demonstrates the effectiveness of existing mentoring and coaching programs.
  • Proposes a methodology or evaluation model for mentoring and coaching relationships.
  • Suggests new ideas and best practices for successful developmental relationships.
  • Promotes diversity and inclusion, cross-cultural relationships, and innovation.

Presentation Requirements

Accepted presenters must meet the following requirements (please read carefully):

  • Presentation: Individual/panel sessions are assigned a 45-minute slot; we suggest a TED Talk format for the first 30 minutes of the presentation, 10 minutes for Q&A, and 5 minutes for the session's evaluation.
  • Paper: Submission of a 5-7-page paper on the topic of your presentation is mandatory. Papers will be peer-reviewed and published in the conference proceedings. In addition to your individual/panel presentation, we strongly suggest to bring a poster to be displayed during the conference poster session. You do not need to write an additional poster paper; however, you will need to submit a Microsoft Power-Point file (template will be provided) with the content of your poster.
  • Poster: Submission of a 1-2 page paper describing the content of your poster is mandatory. All poster presenters are also required to submit a Microsoft Power-Point file (template will be provided) with the content of your poster.
  • Registration:  Presenters must register for the conference; registration grants access to 13 plenary/round table/poster sessions and more than 300 individual/panel sessions. As a token of our appreciation for presenters' contributions to our conference, accepted presenters will receive a 20% discount from the standard fee of $500. Please, register a using your acceptance code.

More information on these requirements can be found on our website at

Call for Reviewers

The Mentoring Institute is seeking reviewers to assist at the 2017 Mentoring Conference. If you are a past presenter or your abstract is accepted to this year's conference, you may serve as a peer-reviewer. This is a great opportunity to read and critically analyze scholarly work in the field of mentoring, coaching, and leadership. The annual conference brings in scholars from all over the nation as well as international researchers.

Reviewers’ commitment includes:

   1. Review 5 - 10 papers during the review cycle from July 1-30, 2017
   2. Complete a thorough review within allotted time, following our review guidelines
   3. Provide constructive feedback to enhance the work to be published in the conference proceedings

If you are interested in becoming a peer-reviewer, please check this option in your abstract submission form or send an email to Natalie Barka at regarding your interest in becoming a peer reviewer.

We greatly appreciate your assistance and encourage you to take advantage of this valuable volunteer opportunity!

Call for Moderators

The Mentoring Institute is also seeking volunteers to assist as room moderators. This is a great opportunity for networking, professional development, and serve at a great community of practice.

Moderators’ commitment includes:

   1. Work at least 3-4 hours as a session moderator.
   2. Introduce the presenter(s) of the session
   3. Facilitate presentation setup
   4. Start/end sessions on time
   5. Handout and collect session’s evaluations

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, please check this option in your abstract submission form and send an email to Natalie Barka at regarding your interest in volunteering as a session moderator and times you will be able to help out!

We greatly appreciate your assistance and encourage you to take advantage of this valuable opportunity!


Abstract Proposal Submission Deadline May 15, 2017
Accepted Proposal Notification May 30, 2017
Last Date to Register as a Peer-Reviewer June 15, 2017
Paper Submission Due June 30, 2017
Peer-Review Process July 1-30, 2017
Peer Reviewed Paper Returned August 1, 2017
Final Paper Submission Due August 30, 2017
Last Date to Register as a Volunteer September 30, 2017
Standard Registration Deadline October 7, 2017

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1716 Las Lomas Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

(505) 277-1330



 GEAR UP Tutor

Student Academic Tutor:

CSUF GEAR UP is hiring Student Academic Tutors.  The Student Academic Tutors will support participants by providing in-class and afterschool tutoring, encouraging and coaching students about their college options to plan and prepare for a postsecondary career.

To be considered as an applicant the following must be submitted to

·  Must be a Cal State Fullerton

·  Cover Letter

·  Resume

·  Names of three references

About CSUF GEAR UP Anaheim:

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness foUndergraduate Program(GEAR UP) strives to increase the number of underrepresented studentfrom low-income backgroundwho enter and succeed in post-secondary education. CSUF GEAR UP is the third and its final year.  For more information please visit our website:

For any questions regarding the position, please contact Silvia Barrios, GEAR UP Office Manager,