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.


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