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Now Accepting Applications for the MAXIMA Interdisciplinary REU

From June 10 to July 19, 2013, the IMA and the Macalester Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, will be holding the summer REU in interdisciplinary mathematics.

This intensive six-week program focuses on research in interdisciplinary mathematics and is designed to allow students to experience the excitement of conducting research that is relevant to another field. With problems coming from another discipline, the students will learn how to formulate domain-specific questions in mathematical ways.

Twelve students will work in teams of four on an open research problem in applied mathematics. Problems will be posed by University of Minnesota researchers from computer science and engineering. Each team will be advised by an MSCS faculty member. Students will also be mentored by an IMA postdoctoral fellow. By the end of the summer, each team will produce a written report, an oral presentation, and a poster suitable for national mathematics meetings.

The program is open to juniors and seniors majoring in mathematics, computer, science, or a related field at a U.S. college or university as well as international students studying in the United States. Students must also express an interest in pursuing graduate study in mathematics, applied mathematics, or a STEM discipline that relates to one of the current projects. Students receive a stipend of $3,000, a travel allowance, and room and board.

More information, proposed project descriptions, and an application are available online. All application materials must be received by February 22, 2013.

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