So you are an upperclass mathematics major and are wanting to use what you have learned in class to explore ways to use math in the modern world. You are also interested in research and would like to gain some experience before you graduate. But you don’t know where to start or how to gain that experience. What do you do?
A great place to start is to participate in a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program.
The REU Sites program is funded through the National Science Foundation and consists of a group of around 10 or so undergraduates who work in research programs of host institutions. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.
This is a great way for undergraduate students to work with research faculty to expand their knowledge in mathematical understanding and research.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Department of Mathematics will host a REU site in Mathematical Analysis with Applications in Allied Fields over the summer of 2021. Applications are now open and will be accepted until March 8, 2021. You can find more information on this site on the Department of Mathematics website.
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