University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Mathematics

Program ID: UTC-REU [#1029]
Program Title: REU Summer Program in Mathematical Analysis
Program Type: Undergraduate program
Program Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematical Analysis
Application Deadline: 2021/03/08 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/12/01, finished 2021/09/11, listed until 2021/06/01)
Program Description:    

*** this program has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The UTC Department of Mathematics is organizing an eight-week summer research experience that prepares undergraduates for the rigors of graduate level research in mathematical analysis. Advanced undergraduates are invited to participate in collaborative research projects with three experienced faculty mentors. All supported participants will receive a $4000 stipend. If the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, then participants will receive airfare and transportation (up to $400) to Chattanooga, room and board. Otherwise, the program will be entirely virtual. The summer program will consist of research mentorship, a special colloquium series and professional development activities. Research projects will be offered in the following fields:
  • Number theory
  • Probability
  • Dynamical systems
  • Functional analysis
  • Undergraduate status with minimum grade point average of 3.0.
  • Rising senior (outstanding rising juniors or sophomores who meet the other selection criteria will be considered).
  • Majoring in mathematics, statistics or related fields.
  • Have completed linear algebra, differential equations and at least two upper level courses such as abstract algebra, matrix theory, analysis, complex variables, elementary number theory, probability and numerical analysis.
Women, minorities from underrepresented groups, first-generation college students and students from predominantly undergraduate institutions with limited research programs are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline
  • All application materials must be submitted by March 8, 2021.
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Application Requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae: Please indicate clearly U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. Also, please indicate when you intend to graduate.
  • Personal Statement: Please answer the following questions: 
    • Why are you applying to this UTC REU program?
    • What are your research interests?
    • What are your future career goals?
    • What have you achieved toward these goals?
  • College or University Transcript: An unofficial copy of your college or university transcript is required.
  • Faculty Letter of Recommendation: Two faculty letters of recommendation to be submitted to MathPrograms.Org by the reference writers.
The summer program will be run by UTC mathematics professors Jin Wang (dynamical systems), Roger Nichols (functional analysis) and Andrew Ledoan (number theory and probability). Please write to with any questions.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the program description.

Further Info:
Department of Mathematics
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
304 Lupton Hall (Dept. 6956)
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403-2598