For more information contact:
Department of Mathematics
Oxford, OH 45056
the National Security Agency
the National Science
Sciences Research Institute
We are now accepting applications for SUMSRI 2014. Click here to apply.
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 9 to July 25,
2014, on Miami University's campus in Oxford, Ohio. (Students
are expected to arrive on campus on June 7 in order to be ready
to begin the program on June 9). During these seven weeks,
students will participate in seminars in mathematics. The
program will also include a technical
writing seminar, a GRE preparation workshop, two
short courses on algebra and real analysis, and colloquium talks given
by well known mathematical scientists. There will also be panel
discussions to present information on graduate school and career
opportunities in the mathematical sciences. SUMSRI will pay for
the participant's travel, room, board, and supplies. Each
student will also be given a stipend. Funds will also be
made available for travel to selected national meetings in the
months following the conclusion of SUMSRI.
- 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 must have completed the college level
calculus series and at least one proof-based mathematics or statistics course with
distinction. The candidate should be entering his / her junior or
senior year after attending SUMSRI. All candidates must be returning to
their home institutions as undergraduates after the SUMSRI
experience. 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.