The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Mathematics Department is proud to offer a 10-week Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program in the beautiful city of La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Our program aims to give students as thorough an interdisciplinary research experience as possible. These summer scholars will be guided through a very carefully-constructed set of exercises focused on developing the theoretical and computational skills needed to tackle their research questions, with breadth being added as appropriate throughout the summer. To introduce these scholars to the entire mathematical modeling process, we will provide each research group an ecological field experience, with the data collected during these field experiences used in the development of mathematical models. We will also provide the students with educational and social activities that create an environment that is conducive to collaboration.
Each group will meet daily with their research advisors, with increasing independence as the summer progresses. All students and advisors will meet one hour per week as a large group to share progress. We expect that the summer projects will result in presentations at a national meeting (e.g. the Joint Mathematics Meetings or the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting).
The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse has a national reputation for excellence in fostering undergraduate research, which has led to hosting the 2004 Council on Undergraduate Research conference and the 2009 and 2013 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, as well as the UBM-funded Collaborations on Riverine Ecology (CORE) program (2010-2013).
Dr. Eric Eager
Program Dates: June 1, 2015 - August 7, 2015
Stipend: $5,000 and a $75 weekly food allowance
Note: Funding is currently under consideration by the National Science Foundation
Participation in the UWL REU in Mathematical Ecology is limited to students who meet the following criteria
The following materials are to be included in the application
All application materials should be sent to Dr. Eric Eager at firstname.lastname@example.org
December 1, 2014 - Application Opens February 15, 2015 - Priority DeadlineMarch 1, 2015 - Application DeadlineMarch 15th, 2015 - Decisions Complete
Eric Eager, Assistant Professor (Mathematics)
Richard Erickson (Biology)
Gregory Sandland, Assistant Professor (Biology)
James Peirce, Associate Professor (Mathematics)