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Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Macalester College 

Institute for Mathematics and its Applications 
MAXIMA is an intensive six week REU program in interdisciplinary mathematics, funded by a 3year NSF REU grant and by the IMA.
Students will work in teams of four on an open research problem in applied mathematics. Each team will be advised by a Macalester Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science (MSCS) faculty member. In Summer 2012, problems will be posed by University of Minnesota (UMN) researchers from computer science and electrical engineering. Students will also be mentored by a postdoctoral fellow at the IMA.
The program is designed to allow students to experience the excitement of doing research that is relevant to another field. Students will learn how to formulate domainspecific questions in mathematical ways and assimilate the ability to communicate across disciplines. The program will develop mathematical skills and expository argumentation. By the end of the summer, each team will produce a written report, an oral presentation, and a research poster.
Eligibility
Remuneration
Students receive a stipend of about $3,300 and a travel allowance to/from the REU site. UMN campus housing and meals are provided at no additional cost. Support will also be provided to attend a national mathematics meeting to present the student research.
Questions about the program should be sent to reu@ima.umn.edu
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