Purdue Research in Mathematics Experience (PRiME), Purdue University

Program ID: 64-REU2016 [#434]
Program Title: Purdue Research in Mathematics Experience (PRiME)
Program Type: Undergraduate program
Program Location: West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, United States [map]
Subject Areas: algebraic geometry, number theory, probability
Application Deadline: 2016/04/01 finished (posted 2016/01/29, finished 2017/04/05, listed until 2016/07/26)
Program Description:    

*** this program has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Purdue Research in Mathematics Experiences (PRiME) is an eight week REU program at Purdue University from June 13 through August 5, 2016. During the program students will work together on research projects in mathematics with the aim of producing new results worthy of publication or presentation at a national meeting. Students will also gain valuable experiences to prepare them for success in graduate school through the following additional activities.
  • Short courses on advanced mathematics topics
  • Tutorials on preparing documents in the mathematical typesetting language LaTeX
  • Using advanced symbolic computing packages such as Sage or Mathematica
  • Instruction and guidance in how to present their research findings in a paper or a presentation at a conference.
Additionally, a number of social activities will be organized on the weekends at state parks, museums, and festivals in the area.

Program Details

The summer PRiME program will consist of eight undergraduate students, divided into two groups of four students. One group of students will work on research problems in algebraic geometry, while the other group will work on problems in random walks and probability theory. Students should indicate their preference for which research topic they would prefer in their application. More details on the specifics of the planned research projects can be found on the PRiME webpage.

Participants in the PRiME program will receive

  • A stipend of $4000 for the eight week program
  • $1500 for living expenses; affordable options will be provided for on-campus room and board.
  • Up to $1000 for travel (to and from Purdue and also to attend conferences after the completion of the PRiME program)

Application Information

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Members of groups traditionally underrepresented in mathematics are encouraged to apply.

Students should include the following when applying.

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • An unofficial transcript or list of math courses and grades. An official transcript may be required upon admission to the program.
  • A cover letter addressing your interest in the PRiME program. Please address what you hope to get out of participating in PRiME and also which of the two research topics you would prefer to participate in.

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:
150 N University St
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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