NSF Research Training Group: Mathematics of Materials

Model Development, Analysis, Simulation & Control

NCSU RTG - Weekly Schedule of Research Training Modules (RTMs)

For 2011-12, RTMs are held on Fridays from 3-4 pm in SAS 4201 and are open to all graduate students and postdocs in the department.

Date Topic & Associated Materials
8/26/11 Fundamentals of LaTeX (Zhengzheng Hu, Postdoctoral Associate, Mathematics Dept., NCSU)
9/2/11 No Meeting
9/9/11 Applying for Graduate Research Fellowships (Seth Sullivant, Associate Professor, Mathematics Dept., NCSU)
9/16/11 No Meeting
9/23/11 Fundamentals of Webdesign Using Dreamweaver (Seyma Bennett-Shabbir, Webmaster & Teaching Technician, Mathematics Dept., NCSU)
9/30/11 Graphics Packages (Departmental Faculty, Mathematics Dept., NCSU)
10/7/11 Fall Break
10/14/11 Presentations using PowerPoint with LaTeXIT (Ralph Smith, Professor, Mathematics Dept., NCSU)
10/21/11 Optimizing your Conference Experience (Faculty & Graduate Student Panel, Mathematics Dept., NCSU)

Curriculum Vitae, Research & Teaching Statements (Departmental Faculty, Mathematics Dept., NCSU)

  • Sample research statement: pdf file
  • Sample teaching statement: pdf file
  • UPenn presentation on writing and effective research statement: ppt file
  • AMS Notices article on teaching statements: pdf file


  • 11/4/11 Job Application Process (Departmental Faculty, Mathematics Dept., NCSU)
    11/11/11 Final Year Timelines & Strategies (Departmental Faculty, Mathematics Dept., NCSU)
    11/18/11 Interview Do's and Don'ts (Departmental Faculty, Mathematics Dept., NCSU)
    11/25/11 Thanksgiving Break
    12/2/11 Pizza Party@Noon (Math Commons)
    1/27/12 Feedback regarding the Joint Math Meetings (Graduate Student Panel, Mathematics Dept., NCSU)
    2/3/12 No Meeting
    2/10/12 Post-Interview Topics (Departmental Faculty, Mathematics Dept., NCSU)
    2/17/12 No Meeting
    2/24/12 Graduate Recruitment Weekend
    3/2/12 No Meeting
    3/9/12 Spring Break
    4/13/12 Group Reports
    4/20/12 Group Reports

    Archive of RTMs for 2010-11 academic year

    Archive of RTMs for 2009-10 academic year

    Archive of RTMs for 2008-09 academic year

    Archive of RTMs for 2007-08 academic year


    Topic Resources
    NCSU Computer Systems
    LaTeX & TeX
    Numerical Codes
    Employment Resources
    NCSU Graduate School