HMC Mathematics Department Summer Research (Summer 2014)

The mathematics department at HMC is offering a variety of summer research opportunities.

Please check out the project descriptions and print out the application at

Preference will be given to applications received by January 30, 2014.

A list of Math REU's and links to their website can be found at:

Deadlines vary - consult the individual websites
NSA Director's Summer Program

The National Security Agency's (NSA) Director's Summer Program
(DSP) is a highly competitive program that seeks to reach the Nation's
most outstanding undergraduate mathematics majors. Each summer they
invite exceptional students to put their problem-solving skills to the
test in mathematics, cryptology, and communications technology. Among
other talents, they target students who have scored highly on the
Putnam Exam.

Past students who have attended this program speak very highly of
it. If you are interested, check out the webpage at:

NSF-REU Projects in Computational Biology

The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology recently received funding to continue
its long standing NSF-REU in mathematics. One of the area domains this
summer is computational biology, and students with interests in mathematics,
computer science and biology are encouraged to apply.  Ideal candidates will
be pursing a degree in one of these and will have an appreciation for the
others.  Possible projects include, but are not restricted to:

*) the study of metabolic networks through flux balance analysis
*) protein structure alignment
*) haplotyping
*) sequence alignment

The field of computational biology is rich with applications in mathematical
programming, and there are important and challenging problems that lend
themselves to mathematical analysis, computational exploration, and biological
interpretation.  This summer's undergraduate research experience will be
tailored to the unique mix of the student cohort.

More information is posted at:
Please contact Allen Holder ( if there are questions