Drs. Les Reid, Steven Senger, Xingping Sun and Jorge Rebaza, all mathematics faculty members at Missouri State University, were recently awarded a grant for more than $290,000 from the National Science Foundation for their Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program.
The grant, which will fund the program for the next three years, will provide meal and travel funds, on-campus housing and a $3,800 stipend each summer to 12 talented undergraduate students from across the country. During their stay at Missouri State, these students will have the opportunity to be involved in high-quality research projects in different areas of pure and applied mathematics.
Senger, associate professor of mathematics, says the program can provide students with the opportunity to clarify and solidify their educational and career goals.
“My number one passion for the REU is to give interested students an authentic view of what research mathematics is like,” said Senger. “If somebody is passionate about math, this can be a door to the next level.”
REU program details
The upcoming summer program will take place June 6-July 29. Research topics will include:
- Properties of Graphs Associated to a Group
- Finite Point Configurations
- Miscellaneous Topics in Group Theory, Combinatorics and Diophantine Equations
For more information, contact Senger at (417) 836-6667.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DMS-1559911. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.