REU - Mathematics, Texas A&M University

Program ID: TAMUMath-REU [#746]
Program Title: Research Experience for Undergraduates 2019: Texas A&M Mathematics
Program Type: Undergraduate program
Program Location: College Station, Texas 77843, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Three programs at Texas A&M in: Algebraic Methods in Computational Biology, Algorithmic Algebraic Geometry, and Number Theory
Application Deadline: 2019/02/15** (posted 2018/11/15, updated 2018/11/14)
Program Description:    

General REU Program Information

The Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M will host an eight-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) from June 3 to July 26 in the summer of 2019. We will have programs in:

  1. algebraic methods in computational biology,
  2. algorithmic algebraic geometry, and
  3. number theory.
We expect four student participants per program. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Support for the program has been provided by the National Science Foundation.

Program Expectations

The REU is a full-time eight-week summer position. Students are expected to work on mathematics and research approximately 40 hours every week the program is in session.
  1. Students will give short (5-10 minute) presentations as their projects evolve, roughly at two week intervals.
  2. Students will write a final report (about 5-10 pages) on their research.
  3. Students will make individual final 20-minute mini-symposium presentations on their research projects at a mini-conference taking place during the last week of the program.
  4. Students will learn LaTeX for writing mathematical articles, reports, and making presentations.
  5. Students will learn and use mathematical programming languages such as MATLAB, Sage, and/or Mathematica.

Eligibility

Applicants should be highly motivated and successful undergraduates who are comfortable with calculus, basic matrix manipulations, and elementary linear algebra. 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 a stipend of $4400 for the 8-week program plus subsidized travel (up to approximately $600 total) to and from College Station.

Application Information

Please include the following when applying:
  1. Unofficial transcript. A legible scan of an official transcript is preferred. Your name and the institution's name must be clearly displayed on the transcript. Official transcripts may be required upon admission to the program.
  2. A cover letter (250-400 words) describing why you are applying to our program, what careers you are considering, and how you expect our program to benefit you. (A cover letter is a letter to the selection committee, so it begins with a greeting and ends with a closing that includes your full name. Also, please include your contact information.)
  3. Two letters of recommendation, preferably by faculty members at your college or university or by professional contacts. Please ask your letter writers to provide their full university or professional contact information, and to evaluate your work ethic, willingness to face new challenges and learn new material, writing ability (if known) and mathematical potential.
  4. A 1-page (up to approximately 400 words) answer to one of the following two questions:
    Please indicate which question it is you are answering, and include your name in your file.

    1. Tell us about a positive learning, work, or project experience you have had with mathematics. What math did it involve? What work did you do for this experience? What did you most enjoy? What did it teach you about yourself and your interests?
      OR

    2. Choose one concept in mathematics that interests you. What is it? Why do you find it interesting? What work have you done with it? What more would you like to learn about it?

  5. (OPTIONAL) Describe any challenges or obstacles you have had to overcome in order to achieve your current level of success. (250-400 words)
For full consideration, your application must be complete by February 15, 2019.

More Information

For more information please visit http://www.math.tamu.edu/undergraduate/research/REU


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
https://www.math.tamu.edu/reu
(979) 862-4306
 
Department of Mathematics, MS 3368
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843-3368

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