Department of Mathematics/SUMSRI, Miami University

Program ID: Miami-REU [#631]
Program Title: Summer Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
Program Type: Undergraduate program
Program Location: Oxford, Ohio 45056, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Starting Date: 2018/06/04
Application Deadline: 2018/02/28 (posted 2017/12/04, listed until 2018/06/03)
Program Description:    

The Summer Undergraduate Mathematical Science Research Institute (SUMSRI) is a program hosted by the Department of Mathematics at Miami University. We seek talented undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing advanced degrees in the mathematical sciences. Because of the shortage of minorities and women mathematical scientists, we are especially interested in, but not limited to, African Americans and other underrepresented minorities and women.

SUMSRI will be held from June 4 to July 19, 2018 on Miami University's campus in Oxford, Ohio (pending funding). The central experience in SUMSRI is the research seminar, in which students work in groups (of between three and five) on a particular research problem under the direction of a faculty member. For 2018, there will be two research seminars: Graph Theory and Dynamical Systems. Here is a description of potential projects for the seminars. In addition to the research seminar, students attend short courses in Algebra and Analysis, designed to offer a preview of graduate-level mathematics in these areas. There is a "working seminar" which teaches elements of reading mathematics, as well as style and sound writing; there is also a workshop designed to prepare students for the GRE (Mathematics Subject Test). Finally, there are regularly scheduled colloquia throughout the program featuring speakers from both academia and industry, as well as a panel discussion led by representatives at graduate programs in mathematics and statistics at nearby institutions.

SUMSRI will pay for the participant's travel to and from the program (up to a specified maximum), as well as the cost of room, board, and supplies. Each student will also be given a $4,000 stipend.

The successful candidate must have completed the calculus sequence and must have completed at least one proof-based mathematics course with distinction by the deadline. The candidate should be entering his / her junior or senior year after attending SUMSRI. All candidates must be returning to their home institutions as undergraduates after attending the program. All candidates must be U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. SUMSRI is not currently funded to support international students, and we cannot accept self-funded applicants, either.

To apply to SUMSRI, you willl need two letters of reference from instructors of college-level courses in mathematics and/or statistics, transcripts of all college-level work (unofficial versions are fine for the application; if you accept an offer, we will ask for official transcripts), a list of mathematics courses taken including textbooks used, and a statement of purpose. In your statement of purpose, please describe in detail your interest in mathematics, your career goals, and how SUMSRI will help you enhance these.

For more information please visit our web site.

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:
(513) 529-1902
Department of Mathematics
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056

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