Monthly Archives: November 2018

Interested in research experience?

Applications are currently not being accepted for admissiom into the Research for Undergraduates in Math and Science (RUMS) due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Follow the link to learn more about RUMS.

Students who would like to apply for Spring 2021 acceptance into the program please contact us for additional information.

Application for 2019

RUMS Application Process 2019

RUMS Application Cover Sheet

RUMS CV Template

RUMS Sample CV

What to Submit:

  1. Application Form, Complete the application form.
  2. Curriculum Vitae, This is a research version of your resume.  See example and template on website.
  3. Personal Statement, Write a one-page statement that provides a portrait of who you are as a student. Describe your research interests and goals. Be very specific about your career objectives and how participation in the RUMS program will help you achieve those objectives. Tell us what motivates you to conduct research. Let us know why you feel you are particularly qualified for this program. Provide details of any experiences that you feel are relevant to your application.
  4. Letters from Two References

Please request that reference letters from an instructor who can best evaluate you and from a former employer or other person who can provide a character reference. Please ask these people to submit the letter directly to hgaff@odu.edu with your name in the subject line. If your references need more time, you must submit everything else by the deadline, and send an email to Dr. Gaff (hgaff@odu.edu) to notify us of the situation.

When to Submit:

The application deadline is December 1, 2018.

Entry in to the RUMS program is a competitive process. Selected students will be interviewed in early December, and final RUMS participants will be notified by December 20, 2018.

Where to Submit:

All application materials (application form, CV, personal statement) should be submitted electronically to hgaff@odu.edu.

For more information about the application process, please contact: Dr. Holly Gaff (hgaff@odu.edu) or Dr. David Gauthier (dgauthie@odu.edu).