Summer Undergraduate Mathematics Research=SUMaR 2015All
12 spots for SUMaR 2015 are now filled. We had many excellent
applications. If you have not been selected and will still be eligible
in the summer of 2016, please apply again!
SUMaR 2015 will run May 26, 2015 – July 21, 2015.
While we don't have a formal deadline to apply, we start looking
at applications some time in
March, and then make offers until all 12 spots are filled. Try to
have all your application materials (including
reference letters) in no later than mid March, or best by early
There will be 5 problems, teams of max 3 students on each,
confirmed right now either algebra or quantum
computing with David Yetter, and Free Boundaries and PDEs (could
involve numerics) with Marianne Korten. The other 3 still to be confirmed. Likely there will be another problem in
algebra, and one in applied math or geometric PDEs.
eight weeks, 12 undergraduate students will have the opportunity to
visit K-State and carry out research projects under the mentorship of
the mathematics department's faculty.
from students preparing for graduate studies in mathematics, and those
from community colleges who might otherwise not have an opportunity to
experience mathematics work and consider graduate studies.
a subset of the student population we plan to recruit will be early in
their studies, and hence expected to have limited experience with
mathematical proof, the REU will feature a series of talks by
Philosophy faculty Scott Tanona,
and Graham Leach-Krouse on
epistemology of mathematics and propositional logic.
receives its support from the National
Science Foundation. As such, according to NSF regulations, it is
only open to US citizens and permanent residents.
- Help students to be independent researchers;
- enhance their understanding of basic mathematics and the areas
involved in their own project;
- develop a sense of sound mathematical reasoning;
- create a sense of community among the REU students and our own
students and faculty.
REU also offers panels on graduate school and how to apply,
Math Subject Graduate Record Exam (GRE) prep workshops, class format lectures will
be given on assorted topics of mathematics. Students will meet weekly
to discuss progress, culminating in a closing conference in which
students present their results.
All of our
experience directing undergraduate research; often, and according to
the student's investment, leading to publications, awards, and
admission in Group I graduate programs. In the past, most REU students
have prepared research papers, many becoming published. A list of
papers from our earlier "Brainstorming and Barnstorming" REU can be
Results from SUMaR 2010 - 2014 can be found clicking on the links near
the top of this page. Each results page contains a link to the Facebook
group of that year's participants.
If you are
a motivated math major, interested in furthering your mathematical
education, you should APPLY!
will have the following format:
summer's the mentors will give a short serioes of leading int the problems that will be worked on that summer.
- Enrichment talks by faculty not leading projects and by senior
- Workshops on mathematical exposition, typesetting with LaTeX, and use
- Seminars on applying to graduate school.
- Social activities, including barbeques, outings to the Konza Prairie
tallgrass prairie preserve, and Kansas Underground Salt Museum, and
shared social activities with several concurrent REUs
and the university-wide Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Program (SUROP) on campus.
- Weekly progress meetings in which students from each project will
report briefly on the work done that week.
- A student organized ``conference'' during the last two days of the
REU at which the participants will present their results.
Participants in SUMaR 2015 will receive room and board, a stipend of $4000, and travel allowance up to $300.
others think about KSU and Research Experiences and watch our videos!
See the SUMaR 2010 poster here!
See the website of our old REU here!
Science Foundation, K-State SUROP, K-State Department of Mathematics.
Stay tuned for information about SUMaR 2015.