[ugrads] Fwd: [NExT] REU program announcements

Michael Pelsmajer pelsmajer at iit.edu
Thu Feb 19 10:47:49 CST 2009

It's time to apply for REUs.  One such program is advertised below.

What is an REU?  See
<http://www.iit.edu/csl/am/research/student/summer.shtml> for an

Also, Kevin Ventullo is a current IIT student who has participated in
two REUs, and perhaps he will talk about his experiences sometime soon
(sorry/thanks, Kevin!).

Michael J. Pelsmajer             http://www.iit.edu/~pelsmaje
Applied Mathematics, E1 Room 206       pelsmajer at iit.edu
Illinois Institute of Technology         (312)567-5344
Chicago, IL 60616

Multidisciplinary Summer Research Experience (REU) in Computational
Mathematics and Nonlinear Dynamics of Biological, Biologically Inspired and
Engineering Systems

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at George Mason University
will host a multidisciplinary undergraduate research program in
computational mathematics and nonlinear dynamics of biological,
bio-inspired and engineering systems.  This nine-week program program
will expose eight qualified mathematics undergraduate students and a
K-12 teacher to advanced topics in mathematics, problem-solving
techniques and multidisciplinary applications. Selected problems range
from Reconstruction of Protein networks and Aneurysm mechanics to
Modeling of Micro Air Vehicles, Neuronal field models, Porous
substrates and Materials engineering applications. The overall goal of
this program is to encourage students and teachers to learn by
discovery and enhance their understanding of the multidisciplinary
role of mathematics in engineering, science and medicine. The metro
region of Washington, DC is a particularly fertile area for research
and work opportunities, including consulting, teaching and government.

Applicants must be undergraduate students who will be completing their
junior year by June 2009. Financial support for students include a
stipend of $3,375, free on-campus housing and meals, and a travel
allowance up to $550. Students with a strong background in advanced
calculus, linear algebra and differential equations are eligible to
apply. Women and underrepresented minorities are particularly
encouraged to apply. Please note that under NSF rules, only U.S.
Citizens and permanent residents are eligible to receive stipends and
support for housing and travel costs.

The deadline for receiving all the application material is *April 10,
2009* and accepted applicants will be notified immediately. For more
details on the program and application details, go to the program


For additional information, please contact us via email at:

reu at math.gmu.edu

or via phone (703) 993-9787 or (703) 993-9688

Dr. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer and Dr. Maria Emelianenko
REU Program Coordinators

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