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Research Experience for Undergraduates 2011

REU Student Presentation - 2011 - Suren Jayasuriya
REU Student Presentation - 2010


With generous support from the National Science Foundation , the Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M will host an eight-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) from June 6 to July 29 in the summer of 2011. Participants will have the choice of at least three programs: matrix/wavelets anaylsis, the mathematical modeling of ecology and physiology, and algorithmic algebraic geometry. We expect between five and ten student participants for each program. Students from groups under-represented in mathematical research are especially encouraged to apply.

Summer 2011 Programs

 •   Matrix Analysis and Wavelets
 •   Mathematical Modeling in Ecology and Physiology
 •   Algorithmic Algebraic Geometry
 •   2011 Information
 •   2011 Photos
 •   2010 Photos


Applicants should be highly motivated and successful undergraduates who are comfortable with basic matrix manipulations and elementary linear algebra. Students in the wavelets program should also have some exposure to analysis (epsilon-delta advanced calculus). Students in the ecological/physiological modeling program should have some background in differential equations. Students interested in pursuing statistical modeling in these areas should also have had an introductory statistics course. No special prior experience with mathematical software or computers is required. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and must not have received their bachelors degree by the start of the summer program.

Stipend and Support

Participating students will be provided free on-campus housing, along with an anticipated stipend of $450 per week, plus subsidized travel to and from College Station.

Application Instructions and Deadlines

Interested students should fill out the on-line application form, mail us a copy (unofficial is fine) of their grade transcripts, and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be mailed directly to us. These recommendation letters should come from faculty who are familiar with the student's work. The transcripts and recommendation letters should be sent to:

Donna Hoffman, TAMU REU
Department of Mathematics
Texas A&M University
3368 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3368

Applications and supporting materials should arrive by February 15, 2011 to ensure full consideration. Early applications are encouraged. Students will start to be notified during March.

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact one of the organizers: Al BoggessDave LarsonJay WaltonMaurice RojasMay Boggess

Results of Previous REU Programs

REU 2011

REU 2010