The Summer REU gives undergraduate Mathematics
majors the opportunity to explore their research interests and
gain valuable skills for carreers in Graduate school, teaching
or industry. The brightest math students are brought together
with the best faculty to explore some of the most interesting
and important aspects of mathematics. It is supported by the
national science foundation in conjunction with the Mathematics
Department of UMass Amherst.
2000 Nicholas Schmitt, Meghan Anderson and
Adam Cardinal-Stakenas study the imbedding of curves in higher
dimensional spaces. Professor Norman advises.
2001 Ning Zhang and Theodore Markowsky explore
curves and surfaces with computer programs under Professor Norman.
2002 Richard Buckman explores the inequalities
of spherical polygons with a number of java applets.
2004 Nine students explore work in six different
areas of mathematics under eight faculty members. Areas of research
range from differential equations to field theory, from the topological
space of tetrahedrons to biomathematics and root systems. We
invite you to explore the work of Robert Chase, Patrick Dragon,
Marc Maier, Heather Harrington, Lesantha Naidoo, Daniel Epstein,
Mike Higgins, Ross Murray and Jooyoung Kim.
If you would like to be part of this exciting
opportunity in the comming Summer, you should talk to your favorite
faculty member in the Math department. Funding may be found through
the UMass Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the National
Science Foundation (see REU) or