**Format
of this year's REU:**

The goal of this
REU is to introduce undergraduate mathematics students to the pleasures
and challenges of research in mathematics. It also seeks to provide
them with a mathematical background which goes beyond what is
usually available in the undergraduate curriculum, one which will
prove valuable to them in any graduate work in mathematics.

This program is designed for undergraduates who have completed at least
two years of a strong undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor's
degree in Mathematics. A further requirement is that the applicant be
committed to pursuing some further work in Mathematics beyond the Bachelor's
degree. The successful applicants will have a desire to experience how
mathematical research is done. They will have a solid background in
Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus. They will have completed
the sophomore year of studies as mathematics majors.** **All students
should have a least a slight acquaintance with Abstract Algebra.

NDREU 2010 will consist of a mathematics-course
and three research projects. There will be one meeting per day,
at the beginning of the day, devoted to the Mathematics-course. The rest of
the day will be devoted to work on the research projects and work
on the mathematics-course. Research Projects will be carried out in four
groups of two or three people. There will be frequent presentations
by students connected with work on the research projects. Each student
will take the mathematics-course, and will participate in one of the four
research projects.

The directors of this year's REU are Professors Frank Connolly and Michael Gekhtman who are mathematicians at the
University of Notre Dame.