MSRIUP
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Location:  SLMath: Baker Board Room, Atrium 
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 Gabriel Andrade (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
 Edwin Baeza (Purdue University)
 Caleb Bugg (Morehouse College)
 Ethan Bush (University of Michigan, Flint)
 Kyle Duke (James Madison University)
 Gabriel Elvin (University of California, Los Angeles)
 Beauttie Kuture (Pomona College)
 Oscar Leong (Swarthmore College)
 Christopher Loa (University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign)
 Andres Rodriguez Rey (University of California, San Diego)
 Michelle Rosado (University of Puerto Rico)
 Alberto Ruiz Sandoval (University of Puerto Rico)
 Ashley Scruse (Clark Atlanta University)
 Nikaya Smith (University of North Carolina)
 Miles Stevens (Morehouse College)
 Alexis Jane Torre (University of Arizona)
 Sarah Yoseph (Claremont Graduate University)
The MSRI Undergraduate Program (MSRIUP) is a comprehensive summer program designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of universitylevel mathematics courses and would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences. The main objective of the MSRIUP is to identify talented students, especially those from underrepresented groups, who are interested in mathematics and make available to them meaningful research opportunities, the necessary skills and knowledge to participate in successful collaborations, and a community of academic peers and mentors who can advise, encourage and support them through a successful graduate program.
The academic and research portion of the 2015 MSRIUP will be led by Prof. Francis Su from Harvey Mudd College.
MSRIUP 2015: Geometric Combinatorics Motivated by the Social Sciences
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General Description
During the summer, each of the 18 student participants will:
 participate in the mathematics research program under the direction of Dr. Francis Su, Harvey Mudd College, a postdoc and two graduate students
 complete a research project done in collaboration with other MSRIUP students
 give a presentation and write a technical report on his/her research project
 attend a series of colloquium talks given by leading researches in their fields
 attend workshops aimed at developing skills and techniques needed for research careers in the mathematical sciences and
 learn techniques that will maximize a student's likelihood of admissions to graduate programs as well as the likelihood of winning fellowships
 receive a $3100 stipend, lodging, meals and round trip travel to Berkeley, CA.
After the summer, each student will:
 have an opportunity to attend a national mathematics or science conference where students will present their research
 be part of a network of mentors that will provide continuous advice in the long term as the student makes progress in his/her studies
 be contacted regarding future research opportunities
Application Materials
Applications for MSRIUP 2015 should be submitted via the MathPrograms listing, which lists the required application materials. Due to funding restrictions, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply, and the proram cannot accept foreign students regardless of funding. In addition, students who have already graduated or will have graduated with a bachelor's degree by June 16, 2015 are not eligible to apply. The application link will be available on this page starting November 29, 2014. Applications submitted by February 15, 2015 will receive full consideration. (Applications submitted after February 15, 2015 but by March 1, 2015 may still be considered in a second round of acceptances.) We hope to begin making offers for participation in late February or early March.
For additional information, please contact the onsite director for the 2015 MSRIUP.
The directors of MSRIUP are:
 Dr. Federico Ardila  federico@sfsu.edu
 Dr. Duane Cooper  dcooper@morehouse.edu  2015 onsite director
 Dr. Herbert Medina  hmedina@lmu.edu
 Dr. Ivelisse Rubio  iverubio@gmail.com
 Dr. Suzanne Weekes  sweekes@wpi.edu
Previous Years:
 2020 MSRIUP: Branched Covers of Curves
 2019 MSRIUP: Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics
 2018 MSRIUP: The Mathematics of Data Science
 2017 MSRIUP: Solving Systems of Polynomial Equations
 2016 MSRIUP: Sandpile Groups
 2015 MSRIUP: Geometric Combinatorics Motivated by the Social Sciences
 2014 MSRIUP: Arithmetic Aspects of Elementary Functions
 2013 MSRIUP: Algebraic Combinatorics
 2012 MSRIUP: Enumerative Combinatorics
 2011 MSRIUP: Mathematical Finance
 2010 MSRIUP: Elliptic curves and Applications
 2009 MSRIUP: Coding Theory
 2008 MSRIUP: Experimental Mathematics
 2007 MSRIUP: Computational Science and Mathematics
Jul 24, 2015 Friday 

