REU In Discrete Mathematical and Computational Biology, Lehman College, City University of New York

Program ID: LehmanCUNY-REU [#559]
Program Title: REU In Discrete Mathematical and Computational Biology
Program Type: Undergraduate program
Program Location: Bronx, New York 10468, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Mathematics, Computing, and Biology
Starting Date: 2017/09/29
Application Deadline: 2017/09/01 finished (posted 2017/03/17, finished 2018/01/08, listed until 2017/09/17)
Program Description:    

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

This is an ACADEMIC YEAR research experience for undergraduates, meeting Fridays in the fall in New York City.

Early Admission Review: begins 15 April. If you would like to be considered for early admission, submit all materials by 15 April. We will let you know your status (e.g. accepted, waitlisted, etc.) by 1 May to allow you to plan your fall courses around the Friday meetings of this program.

Regular Admission Review: begins 15 August. For all students who complete applications by 15 August, we will let you know your status by 22 August.

Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF #14-61094), students will work on interrelated open research problems from the intersection of biology, computer science, and mathematics. Complementing the research focus will be adjunct activities to enhance technical and communication skills, foster productive collaborative work, and encourage involvement in research projects in the future. In addition, this program prepares students for opportunities for the following summer (such as summer REU programs, and research and industrial internships).

  • Students work in small interdisciplinary groups focusing on challenging problems in discrete mathematical and computational biology.
  • One year of college-level mathematics or computer science is required. While having background in biology is good, it is not required.
  • During the fall term, the program meets all day Friday, and students regularly post progress on-line during the week.
    Meetings begin Friday, 16 September and meet every Friday until Friday, 2 December (except for Friday 14 October (CUNY follows a Tuesday class schedule that day) and the Friday after Thanksgiving Day, 25 November).
  • The program stipend is $3000 for the fall term and $2000 for the intensive January session.
  • The program is open to students who are US citizens or permanent residents (required by granting agency) and are enrolled full-time in an accredited university.
  • Priority will be given to students who come from institutions with fewer student research opportunities and students at the start of their college career (including students at community colleges).

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:
Dept of Math & Computer Science
Lehman College-- City University of New York
Bronx, NY 10468

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