Mathematics student wins prestigious international research internship

Cordelia Bryant, who will be working in Canada over the summer after securing a Mitacs Globalink Research Internship.

Cordelia Bryant, who will be working in Canada over the summer after securing a Mitacs Globalink Research Internship.

23 May 2024

A Mathematics student will be spending the summer working in Canada after being awarded a prestigious research internship.

Cordelia Bryant will work for twelve weeks in Toronto between June and the end of August after securing a place on the sought-after Mitacs Globalink Research Internship programme.

Mathematics student Cordelia, who is originally from Austin, Texas, will be based at Toronto Metropolitan University where she will be working on improving the accuracy of MRI scans used to detect cancers.

Cordelia said: “This is a competitive programme and I am really pleased to have secured my place for this summer. It’s an opportunity for me to develop my interest in how statistics interacts with the natural world; this is why I applied to work on MRI scans. In the longer term, I hope to have a career in research and this internship will give me an opportunity to experience what this might be like. I have always been keen to experience options that force me to grow the most, and I very much hope my time in Toronto will do just that.”

Congratulating Cordelia on her success, Professor Tim Woods, Vice-Chancellor for Learning, Teaching and Student Experience at Aberystwyth University said: “The Mitacs Globalink Research Internship programme attracts top-ranked applicants and Cordelia’s success is testament to herdedication and to the quality of students we have here at Aberystwyth University. We take great pride in the experience we offer and encourage our students to broaden their horizons through our travel and study abroad programmes and I’m delighted that Cordelia has taken full advantage of the support our Global Opportunities team offers in securing these internships and wish them every success during their time in Canada.”

The Mitacs Globalink Research Internship is a competitive initiative for international undergraduates from Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States.

From May to October of each year, applicants participate in a 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian academic institutions in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering, and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences.

The programme is one of a range of travel and study abroad programmes offered or facilitated by the Global Opportunities team at Aberystwyth University.

Programmes range from opportunities to spend a semester or year abroad at a partner university, a year working in industry abroad, short programmes including summer schools and funding for supporting time abroad as part of the International Learning Exchange programme Taith, which is funded by the Welsh Government, and the UK Government’s Turing Scheme.

Cordelia is currently studying on the four year Integrated Masters in Mathematics (MMath) at the Department of Mathematics.