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Spring 2021 Term: January Events & Opportunities

The Core spring petition period will again be held during a three day period, between 12:00am January 11- 11:59pm January 13. The form will be open around the clock, for the entirety of this period, so students can petition at any hour. The form will be found on the Core Office webpage here.  Art Hum and Music Hum petitions will be open only to upperclass students, and will not be available for first or second years. There will also be an option on the form for students to swap Core sections with each other.


Columbia Undergraduate Mathematical Modelling Workshop is a four-week workshop offered to all Columbia undergraduate students interested in learning more about real world mathematical modelling. The workshop consists of a series of hands-on seminars led by faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, and takes place between January 9th – January 29th, 2021. Participating students are gradually introduced to the full range of activities involved in pursuing scientific research, including project design, data analysis and interpretation, modelling and simulation, literature review, scientific writing, and interactive collaboration.

The workshop also serves as preparation for students interested in participating in the Mathematical/Interdisciplinary Contest in Modelling (MCM/ICM), an annual international competition where teams of up to three undergraduate students or high school students work together to produce a paper on a real world open-ended problem. Teams of three students that complete the workshop will be sponsored to register for the MCM/ICM competition taking place February 4-8, 2021.

The workshop’s overall goals are to provide undergraduate students at Columbia the opportunity to:

  • Gain exposure to the interdisciplinary skills required for modern research
  • Develop interpersonal skills through teamwork
  • Develop oral and written communication skills

Students of all majors and levels of mathematical background are invited to participate.
As an experiential learning initiative, please note that CUMMW is non-credit-bearing.

Zoom info session: Wednesday, December 16th, 3:30-4:30 PM (EST)
Join Zoom Meeting (Columbia only)   
Meeting ID: 984 2744 5858
Passcode: 152493

Workshop registration link:    

Registration open: December 1st, 2020 – January 6th, 2021.  


James H. and Christine Turk Berick Center for Student Advising


403 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: (212) 854-6378

Fax: (212) 854-2458

Walk-in Hours  
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.