mathematics

Texas A&M Mathematics REU – Apply by Feb. 15th!

Research Experience for Undergraduates 2017

Overview

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.

Summer 2017 Programs

•  Algebraic Methods in Computational Biology
•  Mathematics of Topological Quantum Computation
•  Number Theory

Program Expectations

  • 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.

Eligibility

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.

Contact Information

Organizers: Riad MasriJulia PlavnikJ. Maurice RojasAnne J. ShiuMatt Young

REU in Mathematics at Cal State San Bernardino – Apply by Feb. 17th!

WELCOME
Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Mathematics at CSUSBWant to have a fantastic summer? What could be more exciting than conducting research in mathematics for eight weeks? And getting paid to do it?! If this sounds like fun read on–it just keeps getting better!

Program Description
The principal goal of the REU in mathematics at CSUSB is to provide promising undergraduate math majors with a meaningful, exciting and challenging experience in mathematical research. During the eight-week residential program students will carry out guided independent and collaborative research. Research problems will come from the fields of Geometry and Knot Theory, and will be chosen in consultation with a faculty mentor. The program culminates with participants writing research papers based on their work, and presenting their results at a poster session as well as a formal seminar.

Dates: June 26th – August 18, 2017 (8 weeks, pending renewal of support from the NSF)
Please note that you will need to be present for all of those days. Please contact the director in advance if you have an extenuating circumstance or have a question about this.

Place:
Department of Mathematics
California State University, San Bernardino
5500 University Pkwy
San Bernardino, CA 92407

Award:
Successful applicants will receive a $4000 stipend, as well as room and an allowance for board.

Eligibility
This program is funded by the National Science Foundation and the California State University, San Bernardino. Participants must be continuing their undergraduate education the following Fall, and the NSF requires US citizenship or permanent resident status.

To Apply
Submit the following materials:

  • A completed online application form – Online application form available
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty that can assess your mathematical strengths. These can be emailed to Dr. Dunn.
  • An electronic copy of your college transcripts (unofficial electronic/scanned copies are acceptable). It is preferable that you merge all of your transcripts into one file for upload. You will upload your transcripts after you complete the online application.

Deadline: To receive full consideration, applications should be completed by February 17, 2017. Your application materials can also be sent electronically or via snail mail, although we strongly prefer you use our online application . These materials may also be submitted electronically to Dr. Dunn at cmdunn@csusb.edu, although again we would strongly prefer you fill out our online application.
For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact Dr. Dunn at cmdunn@csusb.edu.

Mathematical & Theoretical Biology Institute Summer Program – Apply by Jan. 31!

Summer Program

MTBI Summer Research Program: June 3rd – July 25th, 2015

PREPARE FOR THE RIGORS OF GRADUATE STUDY IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS:
This intensive eight-week summer research experience for undergraduates in Tempe, Arizona prepares promising young scientists interested in working at the interface of mathematics, statistics and the natural and social sciences for the rigors of graduate studies.  MTBI is a research experience for undergraduates (REU); it is not an internship, nor will students earn college credit for participation.

HIGH QUALITY INSTRUCTION FROM RENOWNED SCHOLARS:
Participants receive intensive instruction in dynamical systems, stochastic processes, computational methods and modeling delivered by top scientists and special guest lecturers and colloquia speakers.

STUDENT-DRIVEN COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH:
Collaborative research environment with fellow participants, graduate students, postdoctoral students, visiting scholars; students work in self-selected groups on research problems of their own choosing in collaboration with experienced faculty and graduate students mentors. By the end of the program, students have completed technical report and poster and oral presentation to peers and scientists.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Undergraduates who have completed at least their sophomore year
  • Majoring in math, biology, or related fields
  • At least one year of calculus
  • Latinos, Native Americans and African Americans are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • International students are accepted, but on a very limited basis.

AWARD:
Participating U.S. citizens/students will receive airfare and transportation to Tempe, Arizona (up to $500), room & board and a $4,000 stipend (notification of award amount by March 20).

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
All application materials must be submitted by January 31, 2015.  Any late material will not be considered.  Any incomplete application packets will not be considered.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completed MTBI application (accessible by the link above)
  • Your Personal Statement: This should be approximately 500 words (no more than two double spaced pages) describing your interest in preparation for and/or commitment to your academic pursuits and reasons for applying to MTBI summer research program.  Note: a resume is not a personal statement.
  • An official copy of your college/university transcript is required.  Unofficial transcripts are not accepted.
  • Download the Faculty Letter of Recommendation form (found below) for your faculty reference to complete. This form should accompany the letter of recommendation written by your faculty reference. The letter should be enclosed in a sealed envelope, signed by the faculty on the flap. The sealed envelope may be sent directly from your Faculty Reference to the address on the form, or you may submit it with your application materials.

ONLINE SUBMISSION OF MATERIALS:
You can upload your personal statement as an attached document when filling out the MTBI online application.  If your professor wants to send their letter of recommendation through email, please have them follow these few steps.

  1. Print up their recommendation letter on their university’s letterhead.
  2. Scan the printed letter into a pdf.
  3. The professor (not the student) can email the scanned letter to Preston Swan at preston.swan@asu.edu.  Students may not email the letter.  This must come from the professor to ensure its authenticity.

The application is best filled out using either Firefox or Chrome.  Please avoid using Internet Explorer.  If you are having issues with the online application, use the PDF application document, found at the bottom of this page.  Fill it out, and email it back to Preston Swan (email address below).

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email MTBI coordinator, Preston Swan, at preston.swan@asu.edu.
Any materials being mailed, please send to:

Arizona State University
MTBI – Preston Swan
PO Box 873901
Tempe, AZ  85287-3901