Dear Mathematics Student:

Since 1977 I have directed thirty-nie summer undergraduate research
programs at the University of Minnesota Duluth. For 2018, Duluth will host an
REU that provides nine participants with a $4000 stipend to spend ten weeks
doing research in combinatorics, number theory and graph theory under my
supervision. The grant also provides a travel allowance of up to $750, a
living expense subsidy of $1000 and free on-campus apartment housing. To be
eligible for a stipend you must not have graduated by the time you participate
and you must be a US citizen or permanent resident

Extensive background in combinatorics, number theory or graph theory
is not necessary. Rather, creativity, desire and persistence are the key
ingredients to success. It is my expectation that each participant will
be the author or coauthor of a research paper based on his or her work
done in Duluth and that this paper will be published in a well regarded journal.

The Duluth REU offers a community-of-peers setting that emphasizes
developing the independence of each student. Rather than having participants
work in groups on problems with a faculty adviser who contributes substantially
to the research effort, at Duluth the approach is to give each student
his or her own problem and provide mentoring. In this regard I am assisted
by two program alumni who are graduate students and many program alumni visitors.

Duluth is a beautiful city over-looking Lake Superior. The cool summer weather,
clean air and clear water attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. There
is much to see and do in the surrounding area. There will be organized recreational
activities such as biking, rafting and hiking for program participants.

UMD has furnished apartments with private bedrooms, a bathroom,
kitchen and living room. The exact starting and ending dates for
the program are negotiable but the target dates are May 27
through August 2, 2018. The length of stay is also negotiable
but six weeks is a minimum. The application deadline February 14, 2018.

Note. In accordance with the new REU consortium rule, applicants will
not be required to accept or decline an offer before March 8, 2018.

A list of the results of previous summer research programs, a list
of previous participants and their schools, and a detailed description
of the program are available http://www.d.umn.edu/~jgallian/REU.html

To apply, visit http://www.mathprograms.org

Sincerely,


Joseph A. Gallian
Professor of Mathematics
e-mail:jgallian@d.umn.edu
218 726 7576
http://www.d.umn.edu/~jgallian

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