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MSRI-UP 2013: Algebraic Combinatorics June 15, 2013 - July 28, 2013
Registration Deadline: July 28, 2013 about 4 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: March 15, 2013 over 4 years ago
Parent Program: --
Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room, Commons Room, Atrium
Organizers Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Herbert Medina (Loyola Marymount University), Rosa Orellana (Dartmouth College), LEAD Ivelisse M. Rubio (University of Puerto Rico), Suzanne Weekes (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

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The MSRI Undergraduate Program (MSRI--UP) is a comprehensive summer program designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of university-level mathematics courses and would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences.  The main objective of the MSRI-UP is to identify talented students, especially those from underrepresented groups, who are interested in mathematics and make available to them meaningful research opportunities, the necessary skills and knowledge to participate in successful collaborations, and a community of academic peers and mentors who can advise, encourage and support them through a successful graduate program.

MSRI-UP 2013: Algebraic Combinatorics

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General Description

During the summer, each of the 18 student participants will:

  • participate in the mathematics research program under the direction of Dr. Rosa Orellana, Dartmouth College, a post-doc and two graduate students
  • complete a research project done in collaboration with other MSRI-UP students
  • give a presentation and write a technical report on his/her research project
  • attend a series of colloquium talks given by leading researches in their fields
  • attend workshops aimed at developing skills and techniques needed for research careers in the mathematical sciences and
  • learn techniques that will maximize a student's likelihood of admissions to graduate programs as well as the likelihood of winning fellowships
  • receive a $3100 stipend, lodging, meals and round trip travel to Berkeley, CA.

After the summer, each student will:

  • have an opportunity to attend a national mathematics or science conference where students will present their research
  • be part of a network of mentors that will provide continuous advice in the long term as the student makes progress in his/her studies
  • be contacted regarding future research opportunities


Application Materials

Applications for MSRI-UP 2013 should be submitted via the MathPrograms listing, which lists the required application materials.  Due to funding restrictions, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply, and the proram cannot accept foreign students regardless of funding.  In addition, students who have already graduated or will have graduated with a bachelor's degree by June 16, 2013 are not eligible to apply.  Applications that are complete by March 3, 2013 are guaranteed full consideration.

Email: msriup@msri.org (Primary)

The directors of MSRI-UP are:

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Jul 26, 2013
08:45 AM - 09:00 AM
  Opening Remarks
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
  On the Schur Positivity of Differences of Products of Schur Functions
Jeremiah Emidih (University of California, Riverside), Nadine Jansen (North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University), Jeremy Meza (Carnegie Mellon University)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  Permutation Patterns for Real-Valued Functions
Alicia Arrua (California State Polytechnic University), Gustavo Meléndez Ríos (University of Puerto Rico), Lynesia Taylor (Spelman College)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  The Algebra of Set Partitions
Ryan Contreras (Columbia University), Isabel Corona (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Matt Sarmiento (Columbia University)
01:00 PM - 01:45 PM
  The lattice of set partitions and transition matrices of symmetric functions
Alexandria Burnley (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Aquia Richburg (Morehouse College), Simone Sisneros-Thiry (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
  Chromatic Symmetric Functions of Trees and Unicycles
Damien Gonzales (University of California, Berkeley), Arman Green (Morehouse College), Caprice Stanley (George Washington University)
03:00 PM - 03:45 PM
  Number of permutations with same peak set for signed permutations
Francis Castro (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Jose Pastrana (University of Puerto Rico), Rita Zevallos (Swarthmore College)
04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  Closing Remarks