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MSRI-UP 2007: Undergraduate Program June 17, 2007 - July 29, 2007
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Organizers Dr. Ricardo Cortez, Dr Ivelisse Rubio, Dr. Herbert Medina, Dr. Suzanne Weekes, Dr. Duane Cooper.

The MSRI-UP is a comprehensive program for undergraduates that aims at increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups in mathematics graduate programs. MSRI-UP includes summer research opportunities, mentoring, workshops on the graduate school application process, and follow-up support. The MSRI-UP will:

  • Train undergraduates in mathematical research through a six-week summer program at MSRI in Berkeley, CA
  • Provide participating students opportunities to present their research at national conferences in the year following the summer program
  • Introduce participating students to a network of mentors through national societies known for their mentoring activities and professional support for students
  • Guide students in the process of applying to graduate programs and fellowships
  • Further information can be found on the MSRI-UP wiki page.

Details of the 2007 summer program:

  • Twelve students will participate in research on Computational Mathematics led by Dr. Juan Meza from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and two graduate assistants
  • Program dates: June 17 - July 29
  • Students who will finish their sophomore or junior year in 2007 are preferred. African American, Latino and Native American students are especially sought
  • Each student will receive room and board, a $3,000 summer stipend, transportation to and from Berkeley, and funding to attend a national conference
  • For further information, see our description/requirements or contact any one of the program Directors:
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