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Macalester College | |
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities |
MAXIMA is an intensive six-week REU program in interdisciplinary mathematics, funded by a three-year 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. Problems will be posed by University of Minnesota (UMN) researchers in fields outside of mathematics. 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 domain-specific 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
Women and underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
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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