2014 Undergraduate Research Program

(June 2 - August 15, 2014)

The goal of this MBI NSF-funded program is to introduce students to exciting new areas of mathematical biology, to involve them in collaborative research with their peers and faculty mentors, and to increase their interest in mathematical biology. The program consists of three parts - each including a mix of educational and social experiences:

  • Two-week Introduction (June 2-13, 2014): Tutorials, computer labs, and short-term team efforts designed to introduce students to a variety of topics in mathematical biology.
  • REU Program (June 16 - August 8, 2014): An 8 week individualized research experience as part of a research team at one of the participating host institutions. Deadline to apply is Monday, January 27, 2014
  • Capstone Conference (August 11-15, 2014): A student centered conference featuring talks and posters by students doing research in mathematical biology, keynotes by prominent mathematical biologists, a graduate studies recruitment fair, and other special features including a conference dinner and social event. Deadline to apply is Saturday, July 12, 2014

REU Program
The on-line registration form will require:

  • Two letters of reference
  • A ranked list of three projects that you want to participate in
  • A statement indicating your reasons for wanting to participate in this program

Students accepted into the full summer-long research program will receive room and board and they will be paid $4500 (this includes a stipend of $3000 plus $1500 for travel and related expenses). This will be paid in three increments:

  1. $1000 paid following the Two-Week Introduction (June 2-13, 2014)
  2. $2500 paid during the REU Program (June 16-August 8, 2014)
  3. $1000 paid following the Capstone Conference (August 11-15, 2014)