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MSRI-UP 2008: Experimental Mathematics June 14, 2008 - July 27, 2008
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Organizers Ivelisse Rubio (University of Puerto Rico, Humacao), Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Herbert Medina (Loyola Marymount University), and Suzanne Weekes (Worcester Polytechnic Insitute).

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.

Details of the 2008 summer program:

  • Eighteen students will participate in research on Experimental Mathematics led by Dr. Victor Moll from the Tulane University, a post-doc and two graduate assistants
  • Program dates: June 14 - July 27.
  • Students who will finish their sophomore or junior year in 2008 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 go to the MSRI-UP 2008 page or contact any one of the program Directors:
Dr. Ivelisse Rubio iverubio@uprrp.edu 2008 on-site Director
Dr. Ricardo Cortez rcortez@tulane.edu  
Dr. Herbert Medina hmedina@lmu.edu
Dr. Suzanne Weekes sweekes@wpi.edu
Dr. Duane Cooper dcooper@morehouse.edu

MSRI-UP is supported by grants from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), a donation from the Gauss Research Foundation in Puerto Rico, and The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI).

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Jul 25, 2008
09:00 AM - 09:40 AM
  Structure of p-adic valuations of Stirling numbers
Ana Berrizbeitia (University of Iowa), Alexander Moll (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Laine Noble
10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
  Landen Transformations with cot(3t)
Cindy Enrigue, Gerard Koffi, Loraine Torres Castro
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
  Analysis of the Dynamics of the Landen Transformations Using cot(4t)
Richard Garcia Lebron, Aileen Nguyen, Ivan Ojeda, Bobby Wilson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
01:20 PM - 02:00 PM
  Exploring a Rational Landen Transformation of Degree Eight
Ricela Feliciano-semidei, Marcos Ortiz, Jason Rosenberg, kevin Wingfield
02:20 PM - 03:00 PM
  Numerical Intergration Techniques with Rational Landen Transformations
Natasha Cayco Gajjic, Nathan Kallus, Jessica Stigile