PUMP: Preparing Undergraduates through Mentoring toward PhD's

HS PUMP

- [Mar 30] Perspective
- [Mar 23] Catalan Numbers
- [Mar 16] Cantor's Paradise
- [Mar 9] Infinity
- [Feb 23] Big Numbers
- [Feb 16] Dunking Cookies, Donuts, and the TV set
- [Feb 9] Math Olympiad
- [Feb 2] Fermi Questions: Guesstimates

- [Mar 23] The Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences
- [Mar 9] Jorge Luis Borges was an Argentine writer famous for his short stories and
poetry. Two of his short stories,
*El libro de arena*and*La biblioteca de Babel*, vividly illustrate the intellectual challenges of the concepts of infinity and uncountable. English translations are available: - [Mar 2] BBC FOUR Documentary Philosophy, Physics, Mathematics - "Dangerous Knowledge" In this one-off documentary, David Malone looks at four brilliant mathematicians - Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing - whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led to them all committing suicide.

- [Dec 1] Conway's Game of Life
- [Nov 24] Game Theory
- [Nov 17] Networks
- [Nov 10] Steiner Trees
- [Nov 3] Locating the Center
- [Oct 27] Sona: Math from Africa
- [Oct 20] Numbers in Base 2
- [Oct 13] Modular Arithmetic
- [Oct 6] Magic Squares
- [Sep 29] Pick's Formula
- [Sep 22] How many pizza slices?
- [Sep 15] Dido's Problem
- [Sep 8] How big? How far?

- [Oct 20] Martin Gardner is the world's best known recreational mathematician.
- [Sep 22] The Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences
- [Aug 25] The HS PUMP Fall 2009 Semester will start Tuesday, September 8th. Meetings will take place from 4 to 6pm in Chaparral Hall 5117. Please fill out and bring this Waiver Form to the first meeting.
- There are still some open seats for the HS PUMP Fall 09 program, so if you are interested in participating in it, please fill out this Application Form, attach a copy of your (unofficial) transcripts, and mail it or email it to Alberto Candel; HS PUMP Program Department of Mathematics; CSUN; Northridge, CA 91330.

- [May 5] Modeling the Spread of Diseases
- [Apr 28] Measuring Area
- [Apr 21] Computational Origami
- [Apr 14] Tropical Mathematics
- [Mar 24] Do you doodle?
- [Mar 17] What do you know about polynomials?
- [Mar 10] Playing with Dice
- [Mar 3] I voted, did you?
- [Feb 24] Fibonacci sequence (Updated Feb 26)
- [Feb 17] Benford's Law
- [Feb 10] ID Numbers and Check Digit Schemes (Updated Feb 15)
- [Feb 3] Day of the Week (Updated Feb 9)
- [Oct 14] Basic This activity from Fall 2008 is a good introduction to how to program your TI-84

- [Jun 3] Models' Projections for Flu Miss Mark by Wide Margin, a NY Times article (6/3/09) following up on the one below [May 5]
- [May 12] HS PUMP Program Fall 2009 Application Form Deadline is July 31st, 2009
- [May 5] Predicting Flu With the Aid of (George) Washington, a NY Times article about disease modeling.
- [Apr 7] Spring Break
- [Mar 31] Cesar Chavez Holiday. Observed. Campus Closed
- [Mar 24] The Optiverse a video of the eversion of the sphere by John Sullivan, George Francis and Stuart Levy
- [Mar 24] Outside In a video from the Geometry Center discussing turning numbers and showing an eversion of the sphere
- [Mar 17] Anatoly Fomenko is a mathematician and a artist. His drawings are inspired by mathematical concepts
- [Mar 10] Quants an NY Times article (March 9, 2009)
- [Feb 25] According to Hal Varian, Google's chief economist, the sexy job in the next ten years will be ...
- [Feb 23] Read about The Science of Origami in Trends in Japan
- [Feb 20] If you feel lazy to read the article "The mountains of π," you may watch this video profile of the Chudnovsky brothers aired on PBS Nova
- [Feb 17] The mountains of π An article by Richard Preston (The New Yorker, March 2, 1992) relating the Chudnovsky brothers' quest for digits of π.
- [Feb 7] The Best Job in the World Article in the Wall Street Journal
- [Feb 5] List of Participants Spring 09
- [Feb 3] Art Benjamin's Lighting Calculation and other Mathemagic video of talk delivered at TED
- [Feb 2] Please bring your completed Parent Informed Consent Form to our first meeting Tuesday February 3rd. And bring also your TI-84!!
- [Jan 21] The first meeting of High School PUMP Spring 2009 Program will take place on Tuesday, February 3, 2009. Meetings take place on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 pm in Jerome Richfield Hall, Room 221

PUMP is a project funded by the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciencesunder the NSF program Workforce in the Mathematical Sciences. This project is hosted by the Department of Mathematics at CSUN and focuses on increasing the participation of highly qualified students from the San Fernando Valley in Mathematical Sciences Ph.D. programs.

Activities include summer institutes, weekly seminars, honors calculus for high-school students, advanced mathematics course work and undergraduate research projects for math majors, and problem-solving sessions. With these activities and under the guidance of the faculty involved in this project, students will acquire the maturity needed for initiation to mathematical discovery, and will also broaden their vision of mathematics.

HS PUMP is open to incoming 11th graders who have completed Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. It is designed to help you increase your appreciation and understanding of mathematics.

Contact INFO

For information about the PUMP project and associated programs please contact any of the PI's.

Department
of Mathematics

CSUN

Northridge, CA 91330

Phone: (818) 677 2721

Fax: (818) 677 3634

Proposal INFO

NSF Grant 0502258

PUMP: Preparing Undergraduates through Mentoring toward Ph.D.s

Principal Investigator:

Werner Horn

Co-PI(s):

Stephen Breen

Jorge Balbas

Alberto Candel

Senior Adviser:

M. Helena Noronha