Brown University, Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics

Program ID: ICERM-SI2024 [#1530]
Program Title: Summer@ICERM: Undergraduate Summer Research Program: Mathematical Models to Predict, Prepare, and Prevent
Program Type: Undergraduate program
Program Location: Providence, Rhode Island 02912, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: finished (2023/11/03, finished 2024/04/08)
Program Description:    

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

SUMMER@ICERM: Undergraduate Summer Research Program at Brown University

"Mathematical Models to Predict, Prepare, and Prevent" from June 10 - August 2, 2024

Organizing Committee: Amanda Harsy (Lewis University), Adam Schultze (Lewis University), Brittany Stephenson (Lewis University), Cara Sulyok (Lewis University)

The eight-week Summer@ICERM 2024 program is designed for a select group of 18-22 undergraduate scholars.  It comes with a $4,000 stipend.  Providence, RI room, board, and travel funding provided. When completing the application, please provide brief responses to open-ended questions. 

Mathematical modeling allows researchers to address questions and test hypotheses that may not be feasible to study otherwise. The Summer@ICERM 2024 faculty advisors will present a variety of research projects centered around approaches to using mathematical modeling for making predictions and determining associated preparations and necessary preventions in the fields of epidemiology, precision nutrition, and sports analytics. Faculty will guide the development of appropriate models and computational tools that can aid in answering fundamental questions in these fields.

During the eight-week program, students will be introduced to the research topics through interactive lectures. Afterward, students will work on their projects in assigned groups of two to four, supervised by faculty advisors and aided by teaching assistants. Students will meet daily; give regular talks about their findings; attend mini-courses, guest talks, and professional development seminars; and practice coding. Students will learn how to collaborate mathematically while working closely with their teams to write a paper detailing their results.

2024 Proposed Research Topics
  • Ordinary Differential Equation Models of Disease Transmission and Control in Long-Term Care Facilities.
  • Agent-Based Models to Evaluate Precision Nutrition Interventions through a Socioeconomic Lens.
  • Predictive Modeling and Analysis of Sports Using Linear-Algebra-Based Models

ICERM provides an excellent research environment. Students, faculty, and TAs will have access to ICERM’s computer facilities and specialized software. ICERM staff will provide logistical support for students and will help build community through fun activities and events.

More program details are available at

Funding Includes:

  • $4,000 stipend
  • Providence, RI room, board, and travel funding. (Brown University students who choose not to live in ICERM provided housing will waive dorm and meal funding.)


  • Applicants must be matriculating undergraduate students at the time of the start of Summer@ICERM 2024.
  • Funding is available for a very small number of students who are not US citizens or permanent residents. 

Students must apply via by February 13, 2024, to receive full consideration. ICERM will begin making offers between late February and early March 2024. 

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following item online at this website to complete your application:

Further Info:
email address
Brown University/ICERM
Box 1995
Providence, RI 02912