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NSF-REU site in the Mathematical Sciences: A Broad Spectrum of Opportunities

Primary Institution: Ursinus College
City: Collegeville
State: PA
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): Computational science
Description: Ursinus College's REU site in the Mathematical Sciences, A Broad Spectrum of Opportunities, is an exciting program sponsored by the NSF. Undergraduate students spend 8 weeks during the summer devoted exclusively to working in teams on original research in the mathematics or computer science under the close tutelage of a faculty mentor. Participants will have transformative learning experiences on- and off-campus, will work in an environment that fosters interaction, and will network and develop professional relationships with the larger mathematical sciences community. The program goals are to nurture undergraduates' interest and skills in research, improve their ability to utilize complex methods and analyze complex issues, and provide them with the mathematical sophistication required for successful research careers in the mathematical sciences. Ursinus is an independent residential liberal arts college located in Collegeville- Pennsylvania, 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia.

We are seeking students (current sophomores and juniors) who are interested in working on research in Mathematics and/or Computer Science full time this summer 2011 (May 31-July 22). Open to undergraduates nationwide. Accepted students receive a stipend $3,600, on-campus housing, and expenses for travel, conferences and REU activities. The application deadline is listed as March 5th, 2011. For full information go to

Projects for Summer 2011:
Applied Mathematics: Optimal Control Theory  
Pure Mathematics: Discrete Morse functions on graphs
Computer Science Systems: Clustering in Wireless Sensor Networks
Stipend: 3600
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
RE?U activities & Travel to Conferences
Application Deadline: 03/05/2011
Job Website:

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Mohammed Yahdi
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
Collegeville, PA 19426
Phone: 610 409 3294
Secondary Contact: Mohammed Yahdi