REU SITE IN MATHEMATICS
TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY
June 11 -- August 3, 2012
Sponsored by: NSF and Texas State University
During the summer of 2012, the Department of Mathematics of Texas State University will be hosting students working on research projects in Discrete Mathematics and Algebra. The students will be involved in an REU Site supported by the National Science Foundation and Texas State University. The students will work in small groups on the projects described below. Applications are currently being accepted from interested undergraduates. Any undergraduate student who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, who will continue to be enrolled as an undergraduate student in the fall of 2012, and who has successfully completed at least one semester of Discrete Mathematics and/or Abstract Algebra, is encouraged to apply. International students at U.S. undergraduate institutions may apply, but are not eligible for funding due to NSF restrictions. Nine students will be selected to this REU program. The application deadline is March 1, 2012.
The program will start with presentations by the faculty of the topics and problems followed by the formation of the core groups based on the students’ interests. The first two weeks consists mainly of studying the background material necessary to begin work on the problems. By the end of the second week all students will be engaged in original research under close supervision of a faculty member. The students will continue to work in small groups on the research topics throughout the summer. The faculty will meet with the students daily to provide guidance. In addition, there will be presentation days once a week where each group will share the results of their research with the other participants. Mid-way through the program, the students will be required to write a formal report of their preliminary results in a format that can later be extended to a paper. The outcome of the final report will be in the format of a paper. The students will prepare formal presentations to be presented to the REU participants and any interested faculty or students from the University. Some of the papers will form the basis of work to be published, but additional work might be needed before the papers are submitted to journals. During the following year, each student will be encouraged to make a presentation at a conference.
|Dr. Thomas Keller |
Group Theory: Graphs Related to Element Orders of Finite Groups
|Dates:||June 11 – August 3, 2012|
|Housing:||Students will be provided with on-campus housing (two to a room). Note: all rooms are air conditioned|
|Meals:||Meals will be provided in the dining hall|
|Travel:||There is a travel allowance for each student. The director of the program will work with the students in making travel arrangements.|
|Conference:||Funds are available to support each student to make a presentation at a conference during the following year.|
Note: This section will be updated with answers to questions as they come in.
|Dr. Jian Shen (Program Director) |
Department of Mathematics
Texas State University
601 University Dr.
San Marcos, TX 78666
|Email: js48 at txstate dot edu |
Phone: (512) 245-3740
Fax: (512) 245-3425