The Rose-Hulman Mathematics REU is an eight-week program during the summer, with two or three faculty members each mentoring a group of three or four undergraduate students in mathematical research. The teams will work on problems from areas including mathematical biology, financial mathematics, cryptography, and topology. The program will be hybrid, with four weeks virtual and then four weeks on campus.
The REU provides an opportunity for students to work on real problems in a variety of different areas. We develop the students as "complete" mathematicians that make and prove conjectures, learn independently, work as part of a team, and communicate their results. The problems we pose are accessible without a need for extensive background, and many use computational software to generate examples and conjectures, then follow up with analysis, proof, and generalization. Participants complete a technical report, give several formal presentations, and most give one or more presentations at conferences or their home institution after the program ends. Participants will also receive training relevant to pursuing a career in mathematics, such as the use of mathematical software, typesetting in LaTeX, and applying to graduate schools.
Each student will receive a stipend of $4,000 for their participation in the program, as well as up to $500 for travel to/from the REU site in Terre Haute, Indiana. Housing in dormitories on the Rose-Hulman campus will be provided as well as a meal plan for the duration of the program. Students are expected to be present on campus during the week for the entire eight-week program. Social activities and opportunities to experience some of Indiana's highlights will also be arranged during the weekends.
Due to NSF requirements, only US citizens or permanent residents may participate in the program. Participants must be undergraduate students at the time of participation.
Information for the upcoming summer are as follows:
Dates: June 6-July 29, 2022
Location: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, IN, or virtually, depending on the COVID-19 situation
Nearest Airport: Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
Eligibility: Undergraduate students who are US citizens or permanent residents
Stipend: $4000 (plus up to $500 for travel) — we may be able to increase this if the program occurs virtually
Housing and meals: Provided on campus