2013 Undergraduate Research Program
(May 20 - August 16, 2013)
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 (May 20-31, 2013): Tutorials, computer labs, and short-term team efforts designed to introduce students to a variety of topics in mathematical biology.
- REU Program (June 3 - August 9, 2013): An 8-10 week individualized research experience as part of a research team at one of the participating host institutions.
- Capstone Conference (August 12-16, 2013): 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. ***Apply for Program***
***Applications for the Capstone Conference are now being accepted. To receive full consideration, completed applications should be received by July 12, 2013.***
The on-line registration form will require:
- Two letters of reference
- A ranked list of three projects that you want to participate in (see below)
- 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 $4000 (this includes a stipend of $3000 plus $1000 for travel and related expenses). This will be paid in three increments:
- $1000 paid following the Two-Week Introduction (May 20-31, 2013)
- $2000 paid during the REU Program (June 3 - August 9, 2013)
- $1000 paid following the Capstone Conference (August 12-16, 2013)