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The Center for Computational Sciences and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Mississippi State University will be hosting a summer REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program during May 31 - August 6, 2011 sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Mississippi State University. This program is aimed at involving 6 undergraduate students in active research under the supervision of mathematicians and statisticians who are dedicated researchers and mentors. The major concentration will be in applied mathematics and biostatistics. The objectives are to provide the participants with meaningful research experiences, to show them the enjoyment of doing research, and to encourage them to pursue advanced degrees in mathematical sciences. 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 have background in multivariable calculus, linear algebra, and ordinary differential equations or probability prior to the start of the summer program are eligible to apply. Women and students from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

The participants will be supported with a stipend of $4,500, free on-campus housing, an allowance for meal expenses, and a travel allowance up to $750. The participants are expected to arrive on the campus of Mississippi State University on May 31 and depart on August 6. To apply, students should fill out the online application and email a copy of the official college transcript to reu@math.msstate.edu. Also two recommendation letters by faculty members should be emailed directly to Dr. Hyeona Lim at reu@math.msstate.edu. The application deadline is February 15, 2011 for full consideration, and the selected participants will be notified by March 1, 2011.

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