Here are some links to programs, scholarships, organizations, and books I have found useful or could be of interest to others. This is an incomplete list and I am happy to take suggestions on what to add.
Programs and Conferences for Undergraduates
- Broader Engagement (BE). The BE program brings together students underrepresented in STEM at a week long conference. The conference is usually through SIAM and has a computational theme. BE participants attend talks, software tutorials, and discussions.
- Joint Math Meetings and Math Fest are two large annual mathematics conferences that host events for students and provide opportunities for undergraduates to present research.
- Grace Hopper Celebration. An annual conference geared towards women in computing.
- Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference. A one-day mathematics conference held annually each spring semester at rotating institutions in New York and New England. The conference features short talks by students and faculty, and a longer invited address by a noted mathematician.
- Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics. Conference held every January at University of Nebraska-Lincoln for undergraduate women in math. The conference involves plenary talks, panels, special topic sessions, and research talks given by undergraduate participants.
- Park City Mathematics Undergraduate Summer School. Three week program on a specialized mathematics topic in Park City, Utah. Participants receive a small stipend.
- Research Experience for Undergraduatesn (REU). Summer paid research programs for undergraduates.
- SQuARED Justice Conference. The Student Quantitative Action Research for Equity, Diversity, and Justice (SQuARED) Conference is an online conference that provides the opportunity for undergraduate and graduate student researchers to present their work to members of the QSIDE, activist, and business communities.
- Sustainable Research Pathways. A career development program that connects students and faculty working with underrepresented groups with US Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratory scientists. The program includes a summer paid internship.
- Women in Mathematics in New England Conference. Annual conference held at Smith College. The one day program consists of plenary speakers, parallel sessions with talks by students from around the region, panel discussions, mentoring activities, and other opportunities for networking.
Scholarships for Undergraduates
- Goldwater Scholarship. Provides up to $7500 for college expenses for students in STEM fields. Sophomores and juniors of US citizenship or permanent residency are eligible to apply.
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). Provides a $37000 stipend per year for three years for graduate students. Seniors of US citizenship or permanent residency who intend to pursue graduate school in STEM are eligible to apply.
- Scholarships that do not require proof of US citizenship.
Organizations for Underrepresented Mathematicians
- Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM).
- Lathisms - Latinx and Hispanics in Mathematical Sciences.
- Mathematically Gifted and Black.
- National Association of Mathematics (NAM).
- Spectra - The Association for LGBTQ+ Mathematicians.
Getting involved in Applied Topology
- Applied Algebraic Topology Research Network (AATRN). Subscribe to receive email invites to seminars. Talks are posted on the AATRN youtube channel.
- Asia Pacific Seminar on Applied Topology and Geometry (APATG). Register to receive email invites to seminars.
- GEOTOP-A: Applications of Geometry and Topology. Subscribe to receive email invites to seminars.
- Mailing lists and websites with announcements on upcoming events and job postings include WinCompTop, ALGTOP-L, and appliedtopology.org.
- Women in Topology (WIT) often hosts events and gives announcements on applied topology topics.
- Lists curated by Henry Adams on applied topology software and applied topology textbooks.
- Chad Topaz's page on getting started with Topological Data Analysis (TDA).
Science Themed Books
- Beyond Banneker by Erika Walker. A well researched book that demonstrates how mathematics success is fostered among Blacks by mathematicians, mathematics educators, teachers, parents, and others.
- Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. A collection of essays focused on indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants.
- Mathematics for Human Flourishing by Francis Su. Personal reflections, parables, and puzzles to show how mathematics meets basic human desires.
- Pieometry. A cookbook on delicious, beautiful, and geometric pies.
- The Crest of the Peacock by George Gheverghese Joseph. A book focused on non-european roots of mathematics.
- The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yōko Ogawa. A novel about a math professor with eighty minutes of short term memory and his interactions with a housekeeper.
- Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi. A novel about a PhD student in neuroscience who is grappling with her faith, grieving her deceased brother, and taking care of her mother.
- Books by Eugenia Cheng.