and Enrichment experience for Under-represented undergraduate
This program is aimed at under-represented students and is organized in collaboration with Albany State University, Benedict College, Clark Atlanta University, Howard University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College.
Program Director: Hien Tran, Co-Director: Negash
Sylvia Bozeman (Spelman College)
Charles Pierre (Clark
Abdul-Aziz Yakubu (Howard University)
2017 REU+ arrival on 5/21, first day on 5/22.
Final day 8/1, departure day 8/2
The Online Application is available online at mathprograms.org
REU (Undergraduate students)
has a different application site.
Where: NC State University, Raleigh,
Stipend and support: $5000 for eleven weeks.
Housing and a partial meal allowance provided. Travel funds
up to $300 per participant provided as needed.
Topics for REU+ program: http://www.math.ncsu.edu/REU/#abstracts
Overview: This eleven week program engages students in applied mathematics research projects. It is designed for African American, Hispanic, and Native American students who are traditionally under-represented in the mathematical sciences. The REU+ program starts 1 week before our regular REU program and provides additional mentoring and preparation for the participants.
During this first week students will participate in a short intensive training in differential equations, modeling and dynamical systems accompanied by problem sessions and as well as some training in matlab and probability theory. This initial program will be organized by Professor Negash Medhin. The second week (and thereafter) REU+ students will merge into the regular REU program. The second week is an additional session, the REU/REU+ Undergraduate Modeling Workshop run especially for the REU program.
For most of the summer REU+ students will be indistinguishable from, and intermingled with, all other REU students. Teams of students from the REU, REU+, and REG programs will spend their time working on a specific research project.
This REU+ program will provide a summer research experience for traditionally under-represented undergraduates who may benefit from additional mentoring and preparation before beginning independent research. To accomplish this, the REU+ students will participate in a preliminary week of workshops to prepare them for the research projects. The program will give undergraduate students an opportunity to work on challenging and exciting "real-world" problems arising in industrial and government laboratory research. Students will work in teams and develop valuable techniques of applied mathematics. Additionally there will be opportunities to work on oral and written communication of mathematical ideas, learn about graduate schools and attend a conference.
Female, minority and physically disabled students are encouraged
background, requirements and selection: Participants
are expected to meet the following criteria:
- must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United
States or its possessions,
- must be a full-time undergraduate mathematics major as
of September 2014,
- must be committed to devote their full time to the program
and not engage in any other course work or employment during
Participants will be selected on the basis of demonstrated
mathematical creativity, motivation, and good work habits
as well as meeting the above requirements, as determined
from the application materials and recommendation letters.
Week 0: Enhanced training and
problem sessions run by Professor Negash
Medhin and faculty mentors.
Week 1: REU Workshop on modeling.
REU students and faculty.
Week 2: Introduction to projects
and mentors. Project teams are determined and begin to work
Weeks 3 - 9: Work on projects.
Progress reports are due each Friday. Every other week there will be presentations given by each group. In addition there will
be a writing workshop and seminars on:
- mathematics related to the student projects
- research ethics
- applying to graduate school
- how to give poster presentations
- how to give research talks
Extra-curricular activities may include weekly teas, organized game and movie nights, a trip to see the AAA Durham Bulls play a baseball game, as well as an excursion to the beach. The North Carolina beaches and North Carolina mountains are within 2 to 4 hours drive from Raleigh.
Week 10: Students complete their final reports and do poster presentations of
All applicants will be notified by email about
the completeness of their application a couple of days after
the deadline date. Unless previously notified, a final notification
that the search is closed will be emailed after all positions
have been filled and confirmed (this could take a
month). If you have any questions about the status of
your application, especially if you are trying to make a decision
on accepting another summer position, please email the program
director who will be happy to send you a prompt response.
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