Another opportunity to conduct research, meet students from across the country and earn a stipend. From the program announcement:
San Diego State University is pleased to invite applications to its Summer 2014 Mathematics Research Experiences for Undergraduates. The program dates this year will be June 15 – August 9, and the project will be in number theory, specifically nonunique factorization theory.
Please announce to any interested and qualified undergraduates. The program will pay a stipend of $5000 and provide room and partial board for nonlocal participants. The application deadline is March 3. For a detailed program description and application instructions/materials, please see the program website:
Summer research program for undergraduates at the University of Nebarska, Lincoln. If you are an undergraduate interested in application of mathematics, consider applying to this REU in Summer 2014. To quote the program announcement:
Nebraska’s summer program offers research opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields in addition to a new interdisciplinary Minority Health Disparities program doing research in and around the social sciences. A complete listing of faculty mentors and research project descriptions can be found on our website at http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram
. Students can also find information about program benefits including a competitive stipend, room and board, travel expenses, and more.
Summer 2014 programs include:
During the Nebraska Summer Research Program
, students receive first-hand exposure to research and the experience of graduate school. They work closely with faculty mentors and research teams of graduate students and other summer scholars. Students also have opportunities to participate in meaningful social and professional development activities outside of the laboratory.
Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review beginsFriday, February 1 and all applications must be completed by Monday, February 17. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.
Are you a December graduate or a recent graduate looking for a job? Employers are looking to fill full time positions. Contact Adrienne Jablonski in Arts & Sciences (Ellison Hall) for more information. Mrs. Jablonski is the Director of Student Career and Leadership Development. Her email can be found at cas.ou.edu and she can provide contacts or help with your resume, interview skills etc.
This is perhaps the last Math Club meeting for the calendar year 2013. Come one, come all!
Where: Physical Sciences, Room 1105
When: Wednesday, December 4th, 5:00 pm
Who: Dr. Hansmann from the Chemistry Department will talk about, “Computational Tools in Protein Folding”. Here is a link to the flyer:
As always, FREE PIZZA!
The blog wishes one and all a Happy Thanksgiving holiday. We will be back next week.
The Golden Goose awards are a recent prize set up to honor scientists and researchers whose federally funded research has had a significant positive impact. You can find out more about the awards here: http://www.goldengooseaward.org/
Here is a specific example of an award whose research, funded by the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation, has had a surprising and deep impact on human lives. What does an algorithm for matching partners with regard to marriage stability have to do with efficiently running the national kidney transplant donor list? If that sentence sounds like the OU Math Blog having consumed too much coffee, fear not. In 1962, Gale and Shapley wrote a landmark paper explaining the similarity between students trying to choose the best college and people trying to choose the perfect marriage partner and outlined an algorithm to efficiently solve the problem. This algorithm was later refined by Roth to apply to diverse economic contexts: public school choice, the National Residency Match program for doctoral residents and hospitals, and the kidney donor program.
Roth and Shapley shared the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2012 (David Gale passed away in 2008) for their work.
You may recall an earlier post about the book, Love and Math: the Heart of Hidden Reality by Edward Frenkel (see http://oumathclub.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/love-math/).
Edward Frenkel in Berkeley, California 2010
Here is a follow up about this book; it has been reviewed by the New York Review of Books. You can find the review here: