SUMaR Math REU

Title 
SUMaR Math REU
Institution 
NSF / Kansas State University
Institution Type 
graduate research
City 
Manhattan
State 
Kansas
Field 
Mathematics - analysis, PDEs, applied math, number theory, algebra, group theory, quantum computing, numerical analysis
Start Date 
May 26, 2015
End Date 
July 21, 2015
Stipend 
$4000
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
March 2015
Description 
During eight weeks, 12 undergraduate students will have the opportunity to visit K-State and carry out research projects under the mentorship of the mathematics department's faculty. This REU encourages applications from students preparing for graduate studies in mathematics, and those from community colleges who might otherwise not have an opportunity to experience mathematics work and consider graduate studies. Since a subset of the student population we plan to recruit will be early in their studies, and hence expected to have limited experience with mathematical proof, the REU will feature a series of talks by Philosophy faculty Scott Tanona, and Graham Leach-Krouse on epistemology of mathematics and propositional logic. Mission: - Help students to be independent researchers; - enhance their understanding of basic mathematics and the areas involved in their own project; - develop a sense of sound mathematical reasoning; - create a sense of community among the REU students and our own students and faculty. The REU also offers panels on graduate school and how to apply, Math Subject Graduate Record Exam (GRE) prep workshops, class format lectures will be given on assorted topics of mathematics. Students will meet weekly to discuss progress, culminating in a closing conference in which students present their results.
Qualifications 
SUMaR receives its support from the National Science Foundation. As such, according to NSF regulations, it is only open to US citizens and permanent residents. Differential equations and/or linear algebra at the minimum. Graduation date minimum 6 months after the REU
Contact 
Marianne Korten
URL 
http://www.math.ksu.edu/reu/sumar/
Email 
marianne@math.ksu.edu
Number of Participants 
12
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
yes