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What are SUBgroups?
- small online peer groups of first-year math grad students that connect student with experiences and identities in common.
- regularly-scheduled video chat sessions to connect with and support first-years in other programs
- chances to share successes and struggles, to lift up others, and to bridge into new math experiences. Learn more.
Here’s what some former SUBgroups participants had to say:
“I liked being able to talk to other students who had similar experiences to me. It was a place where I could safely vent about my own school/cohort. It was neat to learn about different programs and how they function.”
“I felt like I was able to learn a lot about other peoples’ experiences and that helped make me feel that I was not alone.”
“Do it! I knew that the first semester of grad school would be rough, and indeed it was, but having an awesome group of people who were willing to talk about their experiences and listen to each other was such a great source of support, validation, and joy, and I’m so thankful to SUBgroups for that.”
We are glad to share that a team of junior physicists has started SU(5), a program modeled on SUBgroups for first-year physics grad students. Please tell your physics friends & colleagues!
Want to learn more about SUBgroups? Here’s how it works.
Over 60 first-year math grad students were a part of our first SUBgroups cohorts in Fall 2019, and we had close to 250 participants in Fall 2020. Grad programs across many states have been represented, as well as programs in Canada and around the world! Here are schools that were represented in Fall 2019:
Cal State – East Bay
University of British Columbia
UC San Diego
UC Santa Barbara
Universidad de Chile
University of Colorado – Denver
University of Georgia
University of Hamburg
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
University of Montana
University of New Mexico
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Texas – Arlington
University of Texas – Austin
University of Toronto
University of Victoria
University of Washington
University of Windsor
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Washington University in St. Louis
West Virginia University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute