International Research Assistant position

Dear students,

If you have graduated or are planning to graduate soon, the following job posting may be of interest. A link to the detailed description and application is here:

This is for an international research assistant position with Mathematica Policy Research in Princeton, NJ or Seattle, WA. A description from the website is:

“Mathematica seeks research assistants committed to carrying out research related to programs and policies in developing countries. Our research ranges from understanding program impacts to using evidence to advise clients on how best to channel scarce resources.

Candidates should enjoy working in a collaborative environment that emphasizes quality, rigor, critical thinking, teamwork, and professional development. The position may be filled in our offices located in Princeton and Seattle.


Work closely with project directors to track financial progress of projects, prepare reports for monthly project reviews, and assist with budget revisions and contract proposals

Coordinate and conduct desk research, such as literature reviews and other analytic tasks

Support in conducting quantitative and/or qualitative analyses, including cleaning, organizing, and analyzing data

Assist in writing reports, briefs, memos and other research and policy documents

Develop data collection instruments and field training manuals

Serve as a liaison among technical project staff, researchers, internal business departments, external consultants, subcontractors, and client representatives

Position Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public policy, or a related field

Strong knowledge of qualitative and/or quantitative research methods

Excellent management and organizational skills, especially an ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Highly motivated and self-directed, with strong interpersonal skills

Experience with statistical software packages, such as Stata, R or SAS, preferred”

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Career Development Workshops for Students

Dear Students,

The Placement Office Spring 2014 series of career development workshops begins February 6th.   All students are invited. Topics include:

  • Jobs and Internships Orientation
  • Resume and Cover Letters Using OptimalResume Software
  • Interview Skills
  • How to Make a Job Fair Work for You

Descriptions of the workshops along with dates and times are here:

Spring 14 Career Development Workshops

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Free Matlab and Maple for City Tech Students

Dear Students,

The mathematical software Matlab and Maple are available to City Tech students for free.

You may download the latest version of Maple from the CUNY Portal.

You may follow these instructions to obtain Matlab: Matlab Information


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Summer 2014 Research Internships

(DREU was known as the DMP from 1994-2008)

Application Deadline  February 15, 2014

The CRA-W/CDC Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU)
Program matches promising undergraduates with a faculty mentor for a
summer research experience at the faculty member’s home institution.
The objective of the DREU is to increase the number of women and
students from underrepresented groups, including ethnic minorities
and persons with disabilities, entering graduate studies in the fields
of computer science and engineering.  The DREU experience is invaluable
for students who are considering graduate school, providing them with a
close-up view of what graduate school is really like and also increasing
their competitiveness as an applicant for graduate admissions and

Funding for the student consists of $7000 for the summer (10 weeks),
plus relocation travel assistance when appropriate.  Additional funds
may be available to support student conference travel, either during
the summer or afterward, and for outreach activities promoting the DREU.

An on-line Application for students and faculty mentors, more
information about DREU, and webpages authored by previous participants
are available at:
Application Deadline: February 15, 2014
Awards Announced: mid-March 2014

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Scholarships for City Tech Students

Dear Students,

Attached below is a list of scholarships that you may apply for.


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Summer Research Opportunity in Systems Biology — Apply Now!

The Systems Biology Center New York (SBCNY) summer undergraduate research program‚ÄĒa¬†full-time 10-week research-intensive computational systems biology training program‚ÄĒis now accepting applications from CUNY undergraduates.¬†¬†Expert mentors help support fellows as they complete an individualized project at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

In addition to an authentic research experience, weekly seminars will introduce fellows to projects that integrate experimental and computational components and incorporate a systems biology approach.  The competitive opportunity offers the support, challenge and experience fellows can expect to encounter while pursuing PhD or MD/PhD degrees.

A $4000 stipend for the research training period that runs from June 2, 2014 to August 8, 2014. Eligibility is limited to CUNY students entering their junior or senior years.

More information can be found here:

The application deadline is March 3, 2014.

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CUNY Math Challenge begins Monday, February 10.

See the text below for an excellent opportunity. Note that in order to participate, you must register online in advance.


Are you a problem solver? Do you enjoy playing around with math–and are you up to the Challenge?

Compete to Win Up to $2,500!

The sixth annual CUNY Math Challenge is now open for registration. This University-wide mathematics competition invites all matriculated undergraduate CUNY students to participate in this year’s contest.¬† The contest opening round begins on Monday, February 10th. There will be three online rounds of interesting and challenging problems, ranging in difficulty from the ‚Äúnot easy‚ÄĚ to the ‚Äúpretty tough.‚ÄĚ No knowledge of “advanced Mathematics” is needed.¬† Participants will have two weeks per round to submit their answers, accumulating points along the way. Top performers after the three rounds will be invited to sit for a final in-person exam on Sunday, April 27, 2014.¬† Approximately $15,000 in prize money will be awarded, with prizes ranging from $500 to $2,500.

For more information and to register, please visit

Math Challenge Flyer 2014

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Welcome to the Mathematics Department Bulletin!

Search  for fantastic opportunities in mathematics!

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