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Macalester College 

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
MAXIMA is an intensive sixweek REU program in interdisciplinary mathematics, funded by a threeyear NSF REU grant and the IMA.
Students will work in teams of four on an open research problem in applied mathematics. Each team will be advised by a Macalester College Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science (MSCS) faculty member. In summer 2013, problems will be posed by University of Minnesota (UMN) researchers from computer science and electrical engineering. Students will also be mentored by a postdoctoral fellow at the IMA.
The program is designed to allow students to experience the excitement of doing research that is relevant to another field. Students will learn how to formulate domainspecific questions in mathematical ways and assimilate the ability to communicate across disciplines. The program will develop mathematical skills and expository argumentation. By the end of the summer, each team will produce a written report, an oral presentation, and a research poster.
Eligibility
Remuneration
Students receive a stipend of about $3,000 and a travel allowance to/from the REU site. UMN campus housing and meals are provided at no additional cost. Support will also be provided to attend a national mathematics meeting to present the student research.
Questions about the program should be sent to reu@ima.umn.edu.
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