Summer@ICERM: Mathematical Research Program for Undergrads

Deadline: 13 February 2015
Open to: undergraduate students with mathematical background
Venue: June 15 – August 7, 2015 on Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA


The 2015 Summer@ICERM: Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Computational Dynamics and Topology is an eight-weeks program on the beautiful Brown University campus in historic Providence, RI for students working in a small team setting to solve mathematical research problems developed by faculty experts in their fields.

The program is designed for a select group of 14-16 undergraduate scholars. Students work in groups of two or three, supervised by faculty advisors and aided by teaching assistants. The faculty advisors present a number of interesting research topics that are centered around deep mathematical structures hidden in the everyday objects. The areas where the problems lie are dynamical systems and low-dimensional topology, but the origins of the problems themselves are mundane: how to find a gap in a fence? how complicated should be your finger movements to tie a knot? why standing waves develop in crowds? To crack the problems will require both ingenuity and computer experiments. Students form research groups to work on these problems, give talks about their findings, and write up their research into a paper at the end of the program.


Applicants must not yet have graduated with an undergraduate degree at the time of the program start. Funding is available for a limited number of students who are not US citizens or permanent residents.


The funding includes:

  • $3,000 stipend
  • Travel support within U.S.
  • Dormitory housing
  • Meal plan
  • Fun activities


The application deadline is 13 February 2015.

Applications are being accepted online HERE (under “Brown University”). The application should include a statement of interest and 2 reference letters.

For more information visit the official website HERE.

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