The Pacific Undergraduate Research Experience in Mathematics (PURE Math) is a summer mathematics enrichment and research program for undergraduates which will be housed in Hilo, Hawaii and funded by the NSF. The program's goal is to increase the number of Pacific Islanders pursuing advanced degrees and careers in the mathematical sciences and I am aware that there is a strong presence of Pacific Islanders at your university. With your approval, we will send your department a poster about our program to be displayed in a highly visible area frequently visited by your students. In addition, we hope you will join us in spreading the news of our program through a short announcement in your classes and those of your colleagues.
The PURE Math Program consists of two sub-programs. The PURE Math Internship is a five-week intensive program in which twelve students participate in two advanced mathematics seminars and culminating in mini-projects based on one of the seminar topics. In Summer 2012, the PURE Math Internship learning seminars are "An Introduction to Discrete Morse Theory" and "The Theory of Algebras." The PURE Math Residency is an eight-week intensive undergraduate research program in which twelve more advanced mathematics students engage in open-ended mathematics research projects under the guidance of a well-established research mathematician. In Summer 2012, the PURE Math Residents will work on projects in computational algebraic geometry under the direction of Dr. John B. Little (http://mathcs.holycross.edu/~little/homepage.html).
More information at http://www2.hawaii.edu/~pure or contact any one of us!
Flyer is attached below.
Application deadline: February 29, 2012