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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology REU in Mathematics

Primary Institution: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics
City: Terre Haute
State: IN
Job Duration: Saturday June 2nd to Friday July 27th
Class Requirement: Completed Sophomore Year
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Mathematics, Mathematical Physics
Description: Two teams of four students each will work collaboratively with this summer's program faculty, Professor David Finn and Professor Joshua Holden. Professor Finn's team will explore "the shape of a cookie", a problem involving geometric analysis  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. Both teams will make use of computers and software such as Matlab and Maple. Brief mathematical descriptions of the two research.  More detailed descriptions of the areas appear on the REU website.

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. The bulk of the work will take place in the "Theorodrome", the computer laboratory/workplace devoted to the REU, and in adjoining classrooms. A list of technical reports and refereed papers prepared by participants since 1990 is available: RHIT REU Publications
Stipend: $3100
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 03/02/2007
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Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: David Finn
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Ave
Terre Haute, IN 47803
Phone: (812) 877-8393
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