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Applications Due February 21 for the MAXIMA Interdisciplinary REU

The six-week MAXIMA Interdisciplinary Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), sponsored by the IMA and Macalester Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science (MSCS), with support from the National Science Foundation, will take place June 9 through July 18, 2014.

Twelve students will work in teams of four on an open research problem in applied mathematics. In addition to performing mathematical research, students will also be immersed in the language of the other disciplines, and they will assimilate the ability to communicate across disciplines. The topics for summer 2014 are smartphone activity tracking, computer vision, and online communities. These problems have been posed by University of Minnesota researchers from biostatistics and computer science and engineering. Each team will be advised by an MSCS faculty member and will be mentored by an IMA postdoctoral fellow.

The full eligibility requirements and application details are available online. Students receive a stipend of about $3,300 and a travel allowance to/from the REU site. Support will also be provided to attend a national mathematics meeting to present the student research. UMN campus housing and meals are provided at no additional cost.

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