Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI)

Title 
Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI)
Institution 
Arizona State University
Institution Type 
Research university
City 
Tempe
State 
AZ
Field 
Mathematics, Biology, Statistics, Natural and Social Sciences
Start Date 
6/6/18
End Date 
7/28/18
Stipend 
For U.S. Citizens: $4,000 plus room & board, and up to $500 travel cost to and from ASU. For International Students: room and board. No stipend or funds for transportation.
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
1/31/18
Description 
MTBI is an intensive summer research experience that prepares undergraduate students for the rigors of graduate level research at the interface of mathematics, statistics, and the natural and social sciences. Select students are invited to Arizona State University for eight weeks, where their time is split between classroom instruction on research methods and hands-on research projects. Participants receive intensive instruction in dynamical systems, stochastic processes, computational methods and modeling delivered by top scientists and guest speakers from around the world. At MTBI, students don't work alone. Everything, from homework to research, exists in a collaborative environment with fellow participants, graduate students, postdoctoral students, and visiting scholars. Students work in self-selected groups on research problems of their own choosing, while collaborating with experienced faculty and graduate student mentors. At MTBI, students select their own research topics, not faculty. By the end of the summer, students have complete a high-quality technical report and research poster, which are presented at national conferences to an audience of their peers and colleagues.
Qualifications 
• Undergraduates who have completed at least their sophomore year • Majoring in math, biology, or related fields • At least one year of calculus • African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans are strongly encouraged to apply. • International students are accepted, but on a very limited basis.
Contact 
Rebecca Perlin
URL 
https://mtbi.asu.edu/
Email 
Rebecca.Perlin@asu.edu
Number of Participants 
15-20
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
yes
Subsistence Cost 
Partial: dinners, M-F