Items of Interest

Summer 2012 REU opportunities:

  1. GT REU Summer 2012. The deadline for REU applications is March 9, 2012. For more information, see the website
  2. REU opportunity at the University of Minnesota for summer 2012. The deadline is March 1, 2012. An REU program on patterns and waves for the coming summer May 21 to July 13, 2012. Contact Arnd Scheel
  3. 2011 Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI) summer research program deadline March 1. Program organizers are seeking good applicants. For more information, see below. The program requires completion of at least the student's sophomore year.

    Undergraduate applications are now available for the 2011 Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI) summer research program. This challenging graduate-school prep program is open to mathematics and biology undergraduates, specifically sophomores and above who are looking for in-depth research using dynamical systems, stochastic processes, and computational modeling. MTBI 2012 runs from June 13 - August 1. MTBI thrives on the quality of students recommended to us every year, and 2012 is no different. We ask that you pass this information along to students that you feel would benefit from our rigorous research program. Students and faculty are free to contact me directly with any questions they may have about the program or applications. Our FAQ and application pages can be found here ( Thank you for your support of the students and our program.

  4. MAXIMA Summer REU in Interdisciplinary Mathematics
    The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) and the Macalester College Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science announce a six-week (June 18 - July 27, 2012) REU in applied mathematics. The program will be hosted at the IMA facilities at the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota (UMN). Students will work on open research problems posed by UMN researchers in computer science and engineering. Research teams will be advised by Macalester faculty. Students will also collaborate with IMA postdoctoral fellows. Topics for Summer 2012 are drawn from optics, robotics, and social computing. The various projects employ techniques from mathematics, statistics, and computer science. Full details, including descriptions from two previous summers, can be found at their website. The online application is due March 1, 2012. This program is sponsored by a 3-year NSF grant and by the IMA. Questions are welcomed at
    Fadil Santosa, Director
    Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
    University of Minnesota
    400 Lind Hall 
    207 Church Street S.E.
    Minneapolis, MN 55455-0134
    Phone: (612) 626-0293
    Andrew Beveridge Assistant Professor
    Department of Mathematics
    Statistics and Computer Science
    Macalester College
    1600 Grand Avenue
    Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105
    Undergraduate Summer Research Program at Brown University
    June 18 - August 10, 2012
    Application deadline February 10, 2012
  6. 2012 MIDAS Summer Undergraduate Research Program will be held May 21-July 27, 2012, at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA.
    The University of Pittsburgh Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) National Center of Excellence is pleased to announce a summer research opportunity for undergraduate students in the field of computational modeling and simulation of infectious diseases. Through this ten-week Summer Research Program, participants will gain an appreciation of major research questions being raised at the intersection of public health, biological science, and computer technology and become acclimated to the rigors of scientific research and graduate education. Women and underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Application Deadline: March 2, 2012
    Phillip D. Palmer, PhD
    MIDAS Education & Outreach Coordinator
    Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Science Education Outreach, Health Sciences
    University of Pittsburgh
    Suite M-252A Scaife Hall
    3550 Terrace Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15261
    Phone: 412-624-6957
    Fax: 412-624-3858
  7. Summer 2012 MERIT (Maryland Engineering Research Internships Teams) Program offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Our current REU Site Program is entitled BIEN, "Biosystems Internships for Engineers," which will provide summer research opportunities for 10 undergraduate students per year in the applications of electrical engineering (EE) to biosystems. BIEN students will spend ten weeks in the summer on campus involved in research in small teams consisting of undergraduates, graduate students and faculty advisors. See their web site for more information and for application procedures. Or contact:
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of Maryland
    College Park, MD 20742
  8. San Diego State University is pleased to invite applications to its Summer 2012 Mathematics Research Experiences for Undergraduates. The program dates this year will be June 17-August 11, and the project will be in number theory, specifically nonunique factorization theory. Please announce to any interested and qualified undergraduates, as well as to any graduate students interested in helping to lead one of the two project teams. The program will pay a stipend of $5000 and provide room and partial board for nonlocal participants. The application deadline is March 5. For a detailed program description and application instructions/materials, please see the program website