old summer 2012 math uconn REU
The principal objective of our NSF and CLAS
funded REU program is to involve undergraduate students in cutting-edge mathematics research.
We are interested in students who are curious about mathematics, regardless of previous research experience. Those who come from liberal arts or branch campus backgrounds and may not have as many research opportunities at their home colleges or universities are especially encouraged to apply.
Our program began in 2006, giving undergraduate students an opportunity to be exposed to the fundamentals of scientific research, experience the intellectual delights of discovery, explore possibilities of future careers in science.
The program has produced a number of publications with student co-authors.
The main contacts are:
2012 Math REU coordinator: Elise Villella
2012 Algebraic geometry:
2012 Multiplicative stochastic processes:
2012 Math Ed:
Participants will spend 10 weeks working in research teams, training in mathematical writing and speaking, computer work, and learning about career opportunities in mathematics. An active social program is coordinated with a number of other REU programs on campus.
Summer research projects include Algebraic geometry,
Multiplicative stochastic processes, and
Geometry, analysis and mathematical physics on fractals. These topics may involve applications to biological and physical sciences. The exact choice of the topics to study will depend on the students' background and interests. Besides being interesting, taking part in a research project like this may be very useful in the future (for instance, when applying to graduate schools).
The program is open to math and science majors who are in their sophomore or junior year and are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Women and
are particularly encouraged to apply.