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MAMP: The Mathematics Alumni Mentor Program for Undergraduates


The Mathematics Alumni Mentor Program (MAMP) connects individual undergraduate students in the Mathematical Sciences with alumni mentors to help students explore the question:  “What can I do with an RPI math degree?”

Mathematics students have a wide variety of career options available to them, but it is often difficult for students to determine what these options are and how to pursue them.  MAMP provides a formal avenue for math students to speak with those people best positioned to help them navigate a career with a math degree: RPI alumni.  

Alumni don’t need to have majored in math to be a great addition to MAMP.  If you have used mathematics in your career and are interested in guiding RPI math students, we’d love to have you as a mentor. We are building a mentor base with a  diverse set of interests within mathematics and a wide range of job descriptions.

What’s Involved:

Mentors are matched with mentees every fall.  Each mentee student will have an alumni mentor that they may share with one other student.

Mentors and mentees communicate every few weeks, mostly via email and telephone.  If mentors get the opportunity to visit campus, they may meet with their mentees face to face.

Students are encouraged to ask their mentors about their mathematical interests and their experiences at RPI and in the workforce. Mentees could also ask for general career advice and feedback on their resumes. A mentor could open the students’ eyes to the uses of mathematics outside academia, and help them decide which areas of mathematics to pursue.

How to Participate:

If you are interested in joining the program as a mentor or a mentee, or if you simply would like more information, feel free to contact us at any time.

Donald Drew, Chair of the Mathematics Department |
David Gertler, Class of 1983 and 1984 |
Vera Axelrod, Class of 2013 |
Sunli Tang, Class of 2013 |


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