University of Minnesota Twin Cities, School of Mathematics

Program ID: UMN-CS24 [#1550]
Program Title: Complex Systems REU
Program Type: Undergraduate program
Program Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Complex Systems
Application Deadline: (posted 2023/11/29, listed until 2024/05/29)
Program Description:   URMs  

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The University of Minnesota Complex Systems REU is a six-week program (May 26 - July 7, 2024) designed to engage students in research problems in dynamical systems and pattern formation. We are seeking four students to work on two projects in close collaboration with faculty mentor Arnd Scheel as well as graduate student mentors. Students will share an office in the School of Mathematics and have daily access to both faculty and graduate student mentors. 
Potentially relevant fields of math include dynamical systems, numerical analysis and scientific computing, bifurcation theory, PDE theory, and Fourier analysis. The focus of the projects will be shaped by student interest, and prior background in these fields is not required. Some coursework in differential equations will be helpful. No prior research experience is required.

Participants will receive a stipend of $3,600 as well as up to $2,400 for travel and living expenses. Students must be US citizens or permanent residents in order to receive funding. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. 

Application deadline: February 9, 2024. 

Required docs: 
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • 1 statement of interest for this specific program and relevant background 
  • 1 transcript listing all relevant course information (unofficial transcript is sufficient)
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Further Info:
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School of Mathematics
College of Science and Engineering
127 Vincent Hall
206 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455