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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Mathematics Research Experience for Undergraduates

Primary Institution: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
City: Terre Haute
State: IN
Job Duration: 8 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Sophomore Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Mathematics
Description: Two teams of four students each will work collaboratively with this summer's program faculty, Professor Kurt Bryan, Professor David Finn, Professor Joshua Holden, or Professor Allen Holder.     Professor Bryan's team will investigate determining the nature and location of cracks or defects in materials using nondestructive testing through solving inverse problems.    Professor Finn's team will explore "the shape of a cookie", a problem involving geometric analysis (differential geometry and partial differential equations) that concerns the shape assumed by a sesile drop (the "cookie dough") on a flat surface (the "cookie sheet"). Professor Holden's team will conduct research on the "discrete logarithm problem," and closely related to cryptographic applications. Professor Holder's team will work on computational problems related to systems biology.  The teams will make use of computers and software such as Matlab and Maple.

In addition to the technical program, participants will engage in a companion program to develop their oral and written mathematical communication skills, as well as collaborative and other professional skills. This will be accomplished through required oral presentations, written technical reports, and a close, positive working environment among the participants and the program faculty.
Stipend: $4000
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/25/2011
Job Website: http://www.rose-hulman.edu/mathREU/REUhome.php

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Joshua Holden
5500 Wabash Ave.
CM #125
Terre Haute, IN 47803
Email: holden@rose-hulman.edu
Phone: 812-877-8320
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