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Department of Mathematics and Statistics will be hosting a
summer REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates)
program during June 9-August 6, 2005
sponsored by the
National Science Foundation and
Mississippi State University.
This program is aimed at involving 8 undergraduate students
in active research under supervision of mathematicians
who are dedicated researchers and mentors.
The major concentration will be in applied mathematics
emphasizing the areas of population dynamics and wave
propagation in nonhomogeneous media. The objectives
are to provide the participants with meaningful research
experience, to show them the enjoyment of doing research,
to encourage them to pursue advanced degrees
in mathematical sciences, and to increase research participation
by women and underrepresented groups. At the end of the program
the participants will prepare written reports and give presentations of their
research. The program will be enhanced with various
scientific, cultural, and social activities.
This REU program targets undergraduate US citizens or permanent residents
who will complete their sophomore or junior year by June 2005.
Students who have background in multivariable calculus,
ordinary differential equations, and linear algebra
prior to the start of the summer program
are eligible to apply. Women, students from underrepresented groups,
community college students, students from regions and institutions with
limited research opportunities are particularly encouraged to apply.
The participants will be supported
with a stipend of $3,200, free
on-campus housing, a partial allowance
for meal expenses, and a travel allowance up to $450. The participants
are expected to arrive
on the campus of Mississippi State University on June 9 and
depart on August 6. The
consists of filling out an online application, sending us
a current resume, a copy of current college transcripts, and two recommendation
letters by faculty members. The application deadline is
March 20, 2005, and the selected participants will be notified
by April 1, 2005. Exceptional students who complete their
application early may request an early decision on the admission to our program.
Further information is available at this web page, which
will be regularly updated. You may also contact
Dr. Tuncay Aktosun
phone: (662) 325-7163)
Dr. R. Shivaji (e-mail:
Last modified: January 9, 2005