The Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M will host an eight-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) from May 30 to July 21 in the summer of 2017. We will have programs in Algebraic Methods in Computational Biology, Algorithmic Algebraic Geometry, and Number Theory. We will have up to 5 student participants for each program. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Support for the program has been provided by the National Science Foundation.
- The REU is a full-time summer position. Students are expected to work on mathematics and research approximately 40 hours every week.
- Students will give bi-weekly short presentations (5-10 minutes) on what they learn and their research results during the program.
- Students will write a report on their research. This will be approximately 10-15 pages long.
- Students will make individual final 20 minute mini-symposium presentations on their research projects during the last week of the program.
- Students will learn LaTeX for writing mathematical articles, reports, and making presentations.
- Students may learn to use and program a computer algebra system such as MATLAB, Sage, or Mathematica.
Applicants should be highly motivated and successful undergraduates who are comfortable with calculus, basic matrix manipulations and elementary linear algebra. Students in the mathematical modeling in biology program should have some background in differential equations. Students interested in pursuing statistical modeling should also have had an introductory statistics course. No special prior experience with mathematical software or computers is required. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and must not have received their bachelors degree before the start of the summer program.
Stipend and Support
Participating students will be provided free on-campus housing, along with an anticipated stipend of $4000 for the 8 week program plus subsidized travel to and from College Station.