PRiME 2016: Purdue Research in Mathematics Experience presents undergraduates with research opportunities

03-09-2016

The Department of Mathematics at Purdue University will offer an 8-week undergraduate residential program to conduct research in pure mathematics. The program, entitled PRiME (Purdue Research in Mathematics Experience). will run from June 13 through August 5, 2016. The program is being sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  The deadline for applications is March 11, 2016.

The program will be directed by Edray Goins (Purdue University) and Jonathon Peterson (Purdue University). During the eight week program, students will work together on research projects in either algebraic geometry or in random walks and probability theory.

During the summer, each of the undergraduate participants will:

  • Complete a research project done in collaboration with other PRiME students.
  • Give a presentation and write a technical report.
  • Attend a series of colloquium talks given by leading researches in their fields.
  • Attend workshops aimed at developing skills and techniques needed for research careers in the mathematical sciences.
In order to successfully complete this project, participants will:
  • Meet at least 10 hours every week for a minimum of 8 weeks.
  • Be introduced to advanced topics relevant for their research such as: Abstract Algebra, Complex Analysis, Differential Geometry, Graph Theory, Number Theory, Markov Chains, and Stochastic Processes.
  • Learn how to use an computational mathematical packages such as Sage, Mathematica, or Matlab.
  • Learn how to use LaTEX, a mathematical typesetting language.
  • Write a technical paper explaining the details of the project.
  • Design a poster giving an overview of the project.

This program includes a stipend of $4000, $1500 for living expenses and up to $1000 for travel to the program and conferences.  This program is part of a three-year NSF grant for summer undergraduate research experience.

See the PRiME website for more information about this program.