Thank you for your interest in graduate research opportunities in our group! There are no current openings for prospective graduate students or postdoctoral scholars for Fall 2023, Spring 2024, or Fall 2024.
While it is too early to know if we will have a funded opportunity for a new graduate student to join our group in 2025, we are happy to help you prepare an application to external graduate fellowship programs, such as those offered by the AMS, NSF, or NASA. Since the deadlines for these programs are often in the fall before you would enter graduate school, please reach out to Prof. Evans a year ahead of time (e.g., a student entering in Fall 2025 should reach out by the start of the Fall 2024 semester) to discuss research opportunities and plan your application.
Even though we do not have any current openings in our research group, please feel free to reach out to Prof. Evans to ask any questions you may have about applying to graduate schools in general, other opportunities at UWM, or anything related to the field – he’d love to chat with you! Your e-mail doesn’t need to be formal: a message that introduces yourself and lets him know that you are interested in learning more is a great starting point, and we can strike up a deeper conversation from there.
For the students with whom he works as a mentor, Prof. Evans’ advising philosophy centers around treating you with respect, viewing you as a professional peer. He strives to get to know you individually and tailors his mentoring approach to your unique needs and abilities. He strives to ensure that you will have the opportunity to present your research at one or more AMS conferences per year and to publish your research findings as lead author in leading journals. Our group’s alumni have strong track records of recognition, and all have chosen to continue their studies to the Ph.D. and/or have found fruitful post-graduation employment across the field and beyond. Please feel free to contact Prof. Evans to learn more about his advising and mentoring philosophy. Likewise, please feel free to directly contact any of our group’s current members or alumni to inquire about their experiences in and perspectives about our group!