2020 Summer REU Program

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June 8 - August 6, 2020
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Location
MBI Auditorium, Jennings Hall 355

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Add to Calendar 2020-06-08 08:00:00 2020-08-06 17:00:00 2020 Summer REU Program

MBI administers a multi-institution summer REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program in the mathematical biosciences each year. The objectives of the program are: (1) to introduce a diverse cohort of undergraduate students to the mathematical biosciences, broadly interpreted to include areas such as biostatistics, bioinformatics, and computational biology, in addition to biologically-inspired mathematical modeling; (2) to encourage students to pursue graduate study in the mathematical biosciences; and (3) to increase the number of students who enter the workforce with training in this field.

REU participants work on projects in areas such as molecular evolution, neuronal oscillatory patterning, cancer genetics, epidemics and vaccination strategies, and animal movement.  Participants work individually or in pairs under the guidance of expert mentors to make specific research contributions in these areas, often leading to a peer-reviewed publication and conference presentations. The REU program incorporates various professional and research-skills development activities throughout the summer to help ensure the participants’ success in completing their summer project and to prepare them for graduate study or entering the workforce.

The program consists of three parts:

  • Mathematical Biosciences Bootcamp (June 8th - 12th, 2020) at MBI
    Participants are introduced to various areas of the mathematical biosciences via lectures, computer labs, and visits to biological labs on campus.
     
  • Mentored Research Experience (June 15th - July 31st, 2020) at the REU host sites
    Participants complete a mentored research project individually or in pairs at one of MBI's partner institutions. Participants also attend a weekly online seminar series and virtual all-program meeting.
     
  • Capstone Week (August 3th - 6th, 2020) at MBI
    Participants return to MBI for a wrap-up week featuring student talks and posters, keynote talks by prominent mathematical and biological scientists, and Q&A panels.
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MBI administers a multi-institution summer REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program in the mathematical biosciences each year. The objectives of the program are: (1) to introduce a diverse cohort of undergraduate students to the mathematical biosciences, broadly interpreted to include areas such as biostatistics, bioinformatics, and computational biology, in addition to biologically-inspired mathematical modeling; (2) to encourage students to pursue graduate study in the mathematical biosciences; and (3) to increase the number of students who enter the workforce with training in this field.

REU participants work on projects in areas such as molecular evolution, neuronal oscillatory patterning, cancer genetics, epidemics and vaccination strategies, and animal movement.  Participants work individually or in pairs under the guidance of expert mentors to make specific research contributions in these areas, often leading to a peer-reviewed publication and conference presentations. The REU program incorporates various professional and research-skills development activities throughout the summer to help ensure the participants’ success in completing their summer project and to prepare them for graduate study or entering the workforce.

The program consists of three parts:

  • Mathematical Biosciences Bootcamp (June 8th - 12th, 2020) at MBI
    Participants are introduced to various areas of the mathematical biosciences via lectures, computer labs, and visits to biological labs on campus.
     
  • Mentored Research Experience (June 15th - July 31st, 2020) at the REU host sites
    Participants complete a mentored research project individually or in pairs at one of MBI's partner institutions. Participants also attend a weekly online seminar series and virtual all-program meeting.
     
  • Capstone Week (August 3th - 6th, 2020) at MBI
    Participants return to MBI for a wrap-up week featuring student talks and posters, keynote talks by prominent mathematical and biological scientists, and Q&A panels.
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Applications for the 2020 program will be available soon.

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This program is supported by the National Science Foundation Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) award number DMS-1757423.

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