Ferguson Accepted to Princeton Program


Bethel University student Kimberly Ferguson of Clarksville has been accepted to the Women in Mathematics Program at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University.

     Since 1994 with the support of the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study, together with Princeton University, has hosted an intensive 11-day mentoring program for undergraduate and graduate women in mathematics. The program brings together mathematicians with undergraduate and graduate students on the campus of the Institute for Advanced Study and is designed to address issues of gender imbalance in mathematics. The program includes lectures and seminars on a focused mathematical topic, mentoring, discussions on peer relations, an introduction to career opportunities and a women in sciences seminar.

         “I am very excited for this opportunity to gain knowledge about graduate programs for women in mathematics and science,” Ferguson said. “I also look forward to networking with fellow mathematicians and scientists from across the country.”

     Ferguson plans to attend graduate school where she will continue her studies in mathematics or science.

     “I grew up loving math,” Ferguson said. “So I know I will do something that relates to that. My dream job would be something in an astronomy related field.”

     Ferguson, a junior mathematics major at Bethel, will attend the program this May. Ferguson is minoring in physics and computer science. She is the daughter of Brent and Tamara Ferguson.

     Headquartered in McKenzie, Bethel University is affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The 170-year-old school offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees through both classroom and online settings. For more information about Bethel University, go to