# DESCARTES Scholars Program

**Data-Enabled Science and Computational Analysis
Research, Training and Education for Students
(DESCARTES) Program**

for Undergradaute Applied Math Majors

The DESCARTES Scholars Program is a four-year research, training, and education program for undergraduate applied math majors, featuring the following:

- Stipend for research activities for three summers starting after the Scholar's first year,
- Research during the academic year with one of the faculty mentors,
- Senior capstone project containing original research and/or new software that will be disseminated publicly,
- Career development opportunities in computational and data-enabled science.

Sample schedule of math courses for students majoring in Applied Mathematical Sciences with emphasis in Computational and Data-Enabled Science.

Year | Fall Semester | Spring Semester | ||
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1 |
Math 21: Calculus I |
Math 22: Calculus II Math 50: Introduction to Matlab |
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2 |
Math 23: Vector Calculus Math 32: Probability and Statistics Math 52: Introduction to R* |
Math 24: Linear Algebra and Diff. Eq. Math 110: Topics in Scientific Computing* |
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3 |
Math 101: Real Analysis Math 131: Numerical Analysis I Math 141: Linear Algebra |
Math 132: Numerical Analysis II Math 146: Numerical Linear Algebra* Math 155: Cloud Computing* |
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4 |
Math 125: Intermediate Diff. Eq. Math 140: Optimization Math 181: Stochastic Processes |
Math 122: Complex Variables Math 126: Partial Diff. Eq. Math 150: Mathematical Modeling |

Courses listed above that are marked with a * indicate a new course to be developed.

** Eligibility. ** Applicants must be

- First-year undergraduate students;
- Declared Applied Math majors by the start of Spring Semester, 2015; and
- U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions

** Application.** Download an application here. Send completed application form to descartes.at.ucmerced.dot.edu. Applications are due 5:00 p.m. on **Friday, Oct. 31, 2014**.

** Contacts. ** For further information, email

Director: Prof. Arnold Kim (adkim.at.ucmerced.dot.edu)

Co-Director: Prof. Roummel Marcia (rmarcia.at.ucmerced.dot.edu).

This program is supported by NSF Grant DMS-1331109. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in the publications supported by this grant are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.