ARCHIMEDES Summer REU Program for Undergraduates

UC Merced Applied Mathematics
2015 NSF Summer Undergraduate Research Program
June-August, 2015

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The Applied Math Summer Undergraduate Research Program at UC Merced is called the ARCHIMEDES Summer Program, and it stands for Applied ResearCH In ModEling and Data-Enabled Science. The objectives of the program are to:

  1. Introduce students to scientific computing to strengthen programming skills,
  2. Use mathematical models to solve real-world problems,
  3. Apply computational tools to research level problems, and
  4. Analyze results using data and translate into scientific context.

The ARCHIMEDES Program will run for 9 weeks. In the first week, students will participate in a computational "bootcamp" designed to develop fundamental computational skills, preparatory to doing research during the rest of their summer program. The students will then work intensely for the remaining eight weeks, in teams of four and with a faculty mentor, on projects with strong computational and modeling components. Students will actively participate in weekly workshops and presentations to practice and improve their oral communication skills. They will also produce a technical report and a poster, and present at a public research symposium at the end of the program.

Applications will be available in January and will be due on March 15, 2015. They will consist of the following:

  1. Application form
  2. One letter of recommendation from a faculty member 
  3. Transcript from current institution (non-official transcripts will be acceptable).

Email application forms and transcripts to archimedes at ucmerced dot edu. All applicants must a United States citizen or permanent U.S. resident.

All qualified undergraduate students are encouraged to apply to this summer program. Particular emphasis will be placed on broadening the participation of members of groups historically underrepresented in science and engineering: women, African Americans, Alaska natives, American natives, Hispanic Americans, Native Pacific Islanders, and persons with disabilities.

If you are interested in this program, send an email for further information:
Program Director: Prof. Roummel Marcia (rmarcia at ucmerced dot edu)
Program Co-Director: Prof. Karin Leiderman (kleiderman at ucmerced dot edu)

This program is supported by NSF Grant DMS-1359484. 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.


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Graduate Admissions:
Phone: 209-228-4723
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Merced, CA 95343


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