For more information contact:
Department of Mathematics
Oxford, OH 45056
National Security Agency
Sciences Research Institute
We are now accepting
applications for SUMSRI 2018.
The Summer Undergraduate Mathematical Science Research
Institute (SUMSRI) is a program hosted by the Department of Mathematics
at Miami University. We seek talented undergraduate students in the mathematical sciences who are
interested in pursuing advanced degrees. Because of the shortage of
minorities and women mathematical scientists, we are especially
interested in, but not limited to, African Americans and other
underrepresented minorities and women.
The main goals of SUMSRI are:
To accomplish these goals, SUMSRI will be held from June 4 to July 19,
2018, on Miami University's campus in Oxford, Ohio. Students
are expected to arrive on campus on June 2 in order to be ready
to begin the program on June 4. During these seven weeks,
students will participate in various activities. The central
experience is the research seminar in which participants
learn a branch of mathematics and then conduct original
research. In 2018, the research seminars will be in Graph
Theory and Dynamical Systems. Here is
a description of potential
projects for the seminars. There will also be short
courses in Algebra and
Analysis, as well as a GRE Preparation Seminar. The
program also includes a Working Seminar, a seminar in
which students learn about reading, writing, and presenting
mathematics while studying a new topic. SUMSRI is
supplemented by Colloquia given by mathematicians and
statisticians working in academia, government, and industry.
There will also be discussions to present information on
graduate school and career opportunities in the mathematical
sciences. SUMSRI will pay for participants' travel, room, board,
and supplies. Each student will also be given a stipend of $4000.
- Provide the students with a research environment and
improve their research abilities.
- Provide professional role models.
- Improve the students' technical writing skills.
- Give the participants an opportunity to write a technical
research paper and present a talk at a mathematics conference.
- Inform the participants of available financial aid and
opportunities for graduate school.
- Make the students aware of career opportunities in the
- Improve the students' ability to work in groups and give
them a long term support group.
- Prepare the students for the GRE.
- Address the shortage of minority mathematical scientists
by encouraging minority students and women to become mathematical
The ideal candidate will have completed the university-level
calculus sequence and at least one proof-based mathematics course with
distinction. All candidates must be returning to
their home institutions as undergraduates after participating in SUMSRI. All candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent
residents. SUMSRI is not currently funded to support
international students, and we cannot accept self-supported participants.