SUMaR 2012 SUMaR 2011
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,
epistemology of mathematics and propositional logic.
recieves 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 will also offer panels on graduate school and how to apply,
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 can be found here. Results from SUMaR 2011 can be found here. Results from SUMaR 2012 can be found here.
If you are
a motivated math major, interested in furthering your mathematical
education, you should APPLY!
will have the following format:
summer's program will have a lead mentor who will give a more extensive
series of talks and provide common mathematical activities related to
his or her project.
- 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 reserve, and Kansas Underground Salt Museum, and
shared social activities with the concurrent Physics and Biology REUs
and the university-wide Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities
- Weekly progress meetings in which students from each project will
report briefly on the work done that week. The experience of our
colleagues in physics suggests that such weekly meetings
facilitate student success by ensuring that any problems are caught
- A student organized ``conference'' during the last two days of the
REU at which the participants will present their results.
Participants in SUMaR 2012 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 SUMaR 2010 projects here!
Check out SUMaR 2010 on
facebook! Facebbok group SUMaR 2011 is here, and SUMaR 2012 is here.
See the website of our old REU here!
Science Foundation, K-State SUROP, K-State Department of Mathematics.