Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute

This is a reminder that applications are open until January 31 for the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI), a summer research experience for undergraduates held at Arizona State University. At MTBI, we prepare undergraduates in math, biology, and related fields for the rigors of graduate school by enabling students to produce student-selected, graduate-level research.
We hope you will assist us by passing this information on to students you feel would be a good fit for this coming summer. This summer, MTBI will be held from June 8th to July 30th, 2016. For more information on MTBI 2016 and to reach our online application form, please visit (
Feel free to email me or Ciera Duran, my coworker, with any questions you may have. Deadline for all applications and materials is January 31, 2016. Thanks again!


RIPS – Summer Research Program for Undergrads

Subject: UCLA RIPS – Summer Research opportunity for undergraduate students
Dear Professor, Advisor, Faculty or Staff,
The Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) runs a unique summer program for undergraduate students. The Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) provides an opportunity for exceptional students in math and related disciplines to work in teams on real world research projects proposed by a sponsor from industry or a national lab. Sponsors have included Google, Symantec, Los Alamos National Lab, the Aerospace Corporation, Los Angeles Police Department, Arete, IBM, and many others. The RIPS web site at gives the full details including a link to the online application. We encourage all bright, young students to apply, especially women and minorities.
This is an educational and very exciting two month program near the heart of Los Angeles at one of the premiere educational institutions in the United States. If accepted the program covers the student’s travel, housing and most meals, and offers a generous stipend. Students immerse themselves in research and learn how to deal with real world problems.
In addition to RIPS in Los Angeles, IPAM will offer RIPS-Hong Kong in 2016 in partnership with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. This is an exciting opportunity for U.S. undergrads to work with students from Hong Kong / China on projects sponsored by companies based in the region. English is the only language required for participation. The format is the same as RIPS-LA; two American and two Chinese students will form a team.
The deadline for applications is February 14, 2016. Please refer your students to the site and encourage them to apply. (Note: graduating seniors are eligible for all programs; international students may apply for RIPS-LA only).
I have attached a PDF poster with this email. If you’d like to request copies of this poster or for more information on RIPS, please email or call me at 310-825-4755.
Best regards,
Dimi Mavalski
Program Coordinator
Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
RIPS 2016 Flyer

Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program

Please forward our announcement below to your students/postdocs. They are welcome to contact us directly with questions.
We look forward to meeting your students!
Christina Henri

The Berkeley MFE Program

Dear Students,
If you are considering a career in finance or data science, the top-ranked Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering program wants to talk to you!
In one year at U.C. Berkeley, you can gain the knowledge, experience, and connections you’ll need to launch your career.
We’re currently accepting applications for the program beginning in spring 2017, and our first deadline is around the corner.
To learn more about the program and have your resume reviewed on the spot by Assistant Dean Linda Kreitzman, please join us on campus at UC Berkeley on Monday, January 11 at noon (more info here) or online on January 12 at 9:30 AM Pacific time (more info here). Can’t make it? Check our full event schedule for upcoming events online or in your area.
We look forward to meeting you online or in person! To learn more about the Berkeley MFE program, please go to or contact us to schedule a 1:1 advising session with one of our admissions counselors.