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EDT: Team Training Mathematical Scientists
Through Industrial Collaborations

The Mathematical Sciences Department at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) has received an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through the new Enriched Doctoral Training (EDT) program in the Division of Mathematical Sciences. Students supported by this award must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.

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Mathematical Sciences graduate students Jordan Kaderli and Georgia Stuart with Geosciences graduate student Matt McChesney of Pioneer Natural Resources.

Project Overview

As the EDT Program Solicitation explains, "although traditional doctoral training in mathematics has been aimed at an academic career path, recent American Mathematical Society survey data demonstrate that a substantial portion of doctoral recipients are taking positions outside of academia."

The goal of NSF's EDT program in general, and the UTD project in particular, is to ensure that while they are in graduate school, mathematics and statistics Ph.D. students gain marketable skills and research experience developing mathematics and statistics to improve understanding of problems in science and engineering.

This enriched doctoral training will augment students regular course requirments and the Ph.D. thesis research they will perform with their doctoral advisor. To minimize the impact that the EDT project has on time to graduation, students in the program will be supported by an EDT Research Assistantship (RA) while they are working on the project rather than by a departmental Teaching Assistantship (TA).

The Student Research Experience

If you are selected for an EDT RA you will Student's who plan to do their Ph.D. thesis research in any of the areas represented in our department are encouraged to participate in an EDT project. All projects will involve a combination of computational modeling, mathematical theory, and applied probability or statistical analysis, thereby opening up new opportunities for students traditionally trained in either mathematics or statistics.

Proposed projects include

EDT Faculty Mentors

External Partner Organizations

EDT Projects

Please Contact Us!

To be eligible for an EDT traineeship, students must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents seeking a Ph.D. degree in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at UTD. Students who are interested in the EDT project at UTD are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Sue Minkoff (sminkoff@utdallas.edu) whether or not you are currently in the department's PhD program.

Students who wish to apply for an EDT traineeship should submit the following materials by email directly to the project director (sminkoff@utdallas.edu): Both mathematics and statistics students, as well as those with more theoretical and more applied interests are eligible and encouraged to apply. We especially encourage applications from women and under-represented minorities.

For further information about the department's graduate program see the graduate flyer and departmental web pages. For further information about applying to the PhD program send an email to utdmath@utdallas.edu.