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## Applying to some kind of math grad program with no research experience?

I plan on applying to graduate mathematics programs for the 2014-2015 school year and I'm starting to get a little nervous about my chances at landing a spot in a funded program. My major concern is that I have absolutely zero research experience from my undergrad years, and am having trouble focusing in on what kind of work I would be interested in anyways, and I don't know where to start! And the research papers that do seem interesting to me are so specialized, I have trouble understanding them! [more inside]

## Like a moth to a naked light.

How can I improve my chances of getting into graduate programs? [more inside]

## What ways can a person contribute to significant science without being a full-time professional scientist?

What ways can a person contribute to significant science without being a full-time professional scientist? [more inside]

## Any rigorous study of unpredicted applications of pure math?

It is often said that pure math research finds unpredictable applications long after it is done. Has anyone tried to investigate this phenomenon rigorously? [more inside]

## Learn Math Via Programming?

I have always been horrible at math, but somehow a great programmer. I have found that writing a computer program that demonstrates a certain mathematical concept enables me to better understand the concept. I'm a psych major and I brought this up once in the research lab I've been working in. My prof said he recalls that someone did research and/or created a system in which a student writes a computer program that is pertinent to a certain mathematical concept and upon completion is given the regular math problem (as it would appear in a math class). This enables the student to better understand the math problem, solve, and learn math. Has anyone heard of this or anything similar? A learning system such as this would be a blessing to my education.
Thanks.

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