[ugrads] FW: NSA summer programs

Greg Fasshauer fasshauer at iit.edu
Fri Aug 31 10:30:17 CDT 2007


Please read below, this might be of interest to some of you.

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Greg Fasshauer
Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Applied Mathematics
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL 60616
Office: Engineering 1, Room 208A,   email: fasshauer at iit.edu
Phone: (312) 567-3149                       or    fass at math.iit.edu
Fax: (312) 567-3135                         URL: http://math.iit.edu/~fass/


-----Original Message-----
From: fac.reg-bounces at math.iit.edu [mailto:fac.reg-bounces at math.iit.edu] On
Behalf Of Charles Tier
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:29 PM
To: fac.reg at math.iit.edu
Subject: NSA summer programs

This might be of interest for our students.

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Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 08:06:15 -0400
From: "Holmgren, Jacqueline A" <jaholmg at nsa.gov>
To: "Holmgren, Jacqueline A" <jaholmg at nsa.gov>
Subject: NSA's Director's Summer Program & Graduate Mathematics Program

Professors,

The Mathematics Research Group at the National Security Agency (NSA)
offers two exceptional summer programs for undergraduate and
graduate mathematics students.

Both programs offer a unique opportunity for students to work
directly with NSA mathematicians on mission-critical problems and
experience the excitement of the NSA mathematics community.

Below are two announcements -- the Director's Summer Program, for
undergraduates, and the Graduate Mathematics Program, for graduates.
We would appreciate you taking the time to post this information so
your students may take advantage of this exciting opportunity.

The announcements cover requirements, application procedures/
documents required, deadline date, and name/address/phone number of
program manager.

Thanks for your time and for posting this information.

Dr. Tad P. White
Chief, Mathematics Research Group

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                  THE DIRECTOR'S SUMMER PROGRAM
                                       at
                  THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

          CRYPTOLOGIC MATHEMATICS FOR EXCEPTIONAL UNDERGRADUATE
                          MATHEMATICIANS

          Mrs. Jacqueline A. Holmgren, Program Manager
                  math at nsa.gov

          ***********DEADLINE IS 15 OCTOBER*************

The Director's Summer Program is the National Security Agency's premier
outreach to the nation's most outstanding undergraduate mathematics
majors. Each summer we invite two dozen exceptional students to
collaborate with each other and with NSA mathematicians on  problems
critical to the intelligence gathering and information assurance
missions of the agency. Admission to the 12-week program is highly
competitive. Applicants should have a demonstrated superior
mathematical aptitude. A full year of abstract algebra and analysis
are recommended. Some computer experience is desirable, particularly
with C or C++ and mathematical software packages.

The goals of the Director's Summer Program are to:

  * introduce the future leaders of the U.S. mathematics
  community to the Agency's mission and share with them the
  excitement of working on mathematics problems of national
  importance;

  * provide a deep understanding of the vital role that
  mathematics plays in enabling the Agency to tackle a diverse
  set of technical challenges;

  * encourage bright undergraduate mathematics majors to continue
  their study of mathematics and pursue careers in the
  mathematical sciences; and, of course, to

  * solve current operational problems.

DSP participants work on a wide range of problems in mathematics,
cryptology, and communications technology. These problems often involve
applications of abstract algebra, geometry, number theory, probability,
statistics, combinatorics, graph theory, algorithms, computer science,
and analysis. Introductory lectures on modern cryptologic mathematics
will be given at the beginning of the summer; at the same time,
approximately ten current problems will be presented. Each student will
choose one or two as the focus for his or her research. Students are
expected to document their work in technical papers which are internally
published at the agency.

Information about the Director's Summer Program is sent to over 300
colleges and universities each year. Because of the lengthy security
processing required, the deadline for applications is 15 October each
year. To apply, a student should send a resume, at least two letters of
recommendation from faculty members familiar with their technical work,
and current transcripts. A list of courses which will have been
completed  by the end of the academic year should also be included.
**Students must be U.S. citizens.**  All information should be sent to:

Department of Defense
National Security Agency
9800 Savage Road
Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-6515
Attn:  R1 (DSP), Suite 6515.

DSP, located at Fort Meade, Maryland, runs from end of May through
middle of August. Students are paid a salary commensurate with their
education level. Responsibility for housing finances rest with the
student. Students who attend out-of-state schools are eligible for
round trip airline ticket to and from school or mileage reimbursement
up to cost of government issued airline ticket.

The Director's Summer Program is an extremely rewarding summer
experience! For additional information, call Mrs. Jacquie Holmgren,
Program Manager at (301) 688-0983 or send e-mail to
math at nsa.gov. For more information about career
opportunities at the NSA visit www.nsa.gov.

Thanks,

Jacquie Holmgren
DSP Program Manager
(301) 688-0983 work
(301) 688-0689 fax

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                  THE GRADUATE MATHEMATICS PROGRAM
                                       at
                  THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

          CRYPTOLOGIC MATHEMATICS FOR EXCEPTIONAL GRADUATE
                              STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS

          Mrs. Jacqueline A. Holmgren, Program Manager
                  math at nsa.gov

          ***********DEADLINE IS 15 OCTOBER*************

The Graduate Mathematics Program provides an opportunity for exceptional
mathematics graduate students to work directly with NSA mathematicians
on mission-critical problems and experience the excitement of the NSA
mathematics community. Admission to the 12-week program is highly
competitive. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are
currently enrolled in a mathematics graduated program.

Applicants should have demonstrated superior mathematical aptitude and
problem-solving skills.  Evidence of successful work on an independent
project in pure or applied mathematics or computer science is
desirable. Applicants may be at any stage in their graduate careers and
working, or intending to work, in any area of mathematics. Computer
programming experience, especially C or C++, is desirable.

State of the art computer software resources are available to Graduate
Mathematics Program participants.  Computational software packages such
as MATHEMATICA, MATHLAB, MAGMA, MAPLE and SPLUS are also available.

Information about the Graduate Mathematics Program is sent to over 300
colleges and universities across the United States. Because of the
lengthy security processing required, the deadline for applications is
15 October each year. To apply,  a student must send a resume, at least
two letters of recommendation from faculty members familiar with their
work, and a copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts through the
current academic year. All information should be sent to:

Department of Defense
National Security Agency
9800 Savage Road
Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-6515
Attn: R1 (GMP) Suite 6515.

GMP, located at Fort Meade, Maryland, runs from end of May through
middle of August. Students are paid a salary commensurate with their
education level. Responsibility for housing finances rest with the
student. Students who attend out-of-state schools are eligible for
round trip airline ticket to and from school or mileage reimbursement
up to cost of government issued airline ticket.


For additional information about the Graduate Mathematics Program, call
Mrs. Jacquie Holmgren, Program Manager at (301) 688-0983 or send e-mail
to math at nsa.gov. For more information about career
opportunities at the NSA visit www.nsa.gov.


Thanks,

Jacquie Holmgren
GMP Program Manager
(301) 688-0983 work
(301) 688-0689 fax
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