The Mathematics Project at Minnesota (MPM)

The Mathematics Project at Minnesota (MPM) is an annual four day workshop for undergraduates at the University of Minnesota who come from underrepresented groups in mathematics. The workshop is held the week before the spring semester starts and is organized by graduate students at UMN. 

MPM 2024 took place January 9 - 12 in Vincent Hall.

Goals of MPM

The overarching goal of MPM is to increase the participation and success of underrepresented groups in mathematics. 

To this end, MPM aims to help participants:

Who is MPM for?

MPM is open to any undergraduate at the University of Minnesota who is interested in math and comes from an underrepresented group in math.  

Our definition of underrepresented includes racial minorities (Black, Latinx, Native American), women and people of minority genders, first generation college students, students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, individuals with physical disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community. We are also open to participants who are supportive allies committed to making mathematics more inclusive. 


If you would like to hear more about MPM please email Elise Catania (, Patty Commins (, E Koenig (, or Marcella Manivel (


MPM has been made possible by a generous grant from the MAA Tensor Grant for Women in Mathematics, as well as with the support of the University of Minnesota's School of Mathematics.