UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS
SUMMER REU AT MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY
June 9-August 6, 2005
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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics will be hosting a summer REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program during June 9-August 6, 2005 sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Mississippi State University. This program is aimed at involving 8 undergraduate students in active research under supervision of mathematicians who are dedicated researchers and mentors. The major concentration will be in applied mathematics emphasizing the areas of population dynamics and wave propagation in nonhomogeneous media. The objectives are to provide the participants with meaningful research experience, to show them the enjoyment of doing research, to encourage them to pursue advanced degrees in mathematical sciences, and to increase research participation by women and underrepresented groups. At the end of the program the participants will prepare written reports and give presentations of their research. The program will be enhanced with various scientific, cultural, and social activities.

This REU program targets undergraduate US citizens or permanent residents who will complete their sophomore or junior year by June 2005. Students who have background in multivariable calculus, ordinary differential equations, and linear algebra prior to the start of the summer program are eligible to apply. Women, students from underrepresented groups, community college students, students from regions and institutions with limited research opportunities are particularly encouraged to apply.

The participants will be supported with a stipend of $3,200, free on-campus housing, a partial allowance for meal expenses, and a travel allowance up to $450. The participants are expected to arrive on the campus of Mississippi State University on June 9 and depart on August 6. The application consists of filling out an online application, sending us a current resume, a copy of current college transcripts, and two recommendation letters by faculty members. The application deadline is March 20, 2005, and the selected participants will be notified by April 1, 2005. Exceptional students who complete their application early may request an early decision on the admission to our program.

Further information is available at this web page, which will be regularly updated. You may also contact Dr. Tuncay Aktosun (e-mail: aktosun@math.msstate.edu; phone: (662) 325-7163) or Dr. R. Shivaji (e-mail: shivaji@math.msstate.edu).


Last modified: January 9, 2005
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