Mathematical & Theoretical Biology Institute
MTBI Summer Research Program dates: June 9 - August 7, 2009
PREPARE FOR THE RIGORS OF GRADUATE STUDY IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS: This intensive eight-week summer research experience for undergraduates in Tempe, Arizona prepares promising young scientists interested in working at the interface of mathematics, statistics and the natural and social sciences for the rigors of graduate studies.
HIGH QUALITY INSTRUCTION FROM RENOWNED SCHOLARS: Participants receive intensive instruction in dynamical systems, stochastic processes, computational methods and modeling delivered by top scientists and special guest lecturers and colloquia speakers.
STUDENT-DRIVEN COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Collaborative research environment with fellow participants, graduate students, postdoctoral students, visiting scholars; students work in self-selected groups on research problems of their own choosing in collaboration with experienced faculty and graduate students mentors. By the end of the program, students have completed technical report and poster and oral presentation to peers and scientists.
ELIGIBILITY: Completed sophomore or junior year, majoring in math, biology, or related fields and have had at least one year of calculus; Latinos, Native Americans and African Americans are strongly encouraged to apply.
AWARD: Participating students will receive airfare and transportation to Tempe, Arizona (up to $500.00), room & board and a $3000 stipend.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1 (Notification by March 15; early notification possible)
1. Complete the Online Application Form or the hard copy available as a PDF. The application deadline is March 1st.
2. Additional materials to be sent to the Contact Address: (please include your Username, applicants must be postmarked by March 1st)
a) Download the Faculty Letter of Recommendation form for your faculty reference to complete. This form should accompany the letter of recommendation written by your faculty reference. The letter should be enclosed in a sealed envelop, signed by the faculty on the flap. The sealed envelop may be sent directly from your Faculty Reference to the address on the form, or you may return it with your application materials.
b) An official copy of your college/university transcript is required. Unofficial copies will be accepted on a temporary basis. However, official copies are required for your application materials to be complete.
c) Your Personal Statement: This should be approximately 500 words (no more than 2 double spaced pages) describing your interest in preparation for and/or commitment to your academic pursuits and reasons for applying to MTBI summer research program..