Frequently Asked Questions
Are you considering applying for a position in our program? Here is a little bit more information about what we expect of our student participants, what we hope you will get out of the program and the minimal requirements for applying.
- Who is eligible to apply?
- What are the deadlines?
- What do we expect of our participants?
- What will I get for participating?
- How do I apply?
- What should I write in the cover letter?
- How can I learn more about the project?
Students applying for the program should
- be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
- continue to be enrolled in an undergraduate program in the Fall of 2019.
- be majors in mathematics or biology, or a biologically relevant STEM field (statistics, computer science, genetics, biochemistry, etc.).
- ideally have completed a course in differential and integral calculus.
- ideally know a computer language, or at least not be afraid to learn a new one if needed (the preferred language that we will use is Matlab)
- not be afraid to learn new things
- Spend the time between May 20 - July 26 working on research at UNCG. See the schedule for more details.
- Actively participate in all activities, including regular group research meetings to discuss related articles, brainstorm, discuss problems, propose solutions and work toward moving the research forward
- Write a paper about your research
- Present (both in written and oral form) to the group about your own research project
- Present your research at regional/national meeting(s)
You will have the opportunity to:
- Earn $5000 stipend. Tentative payment schedule is
- $1000 at the end of May,
- $2000 at the end of June, and
- $2000 at the end of July.
- Participate in an experience that will give you leg up on your peers when applying for a job and/or graduate school
- Enhance your writing, critical thinking and problem solving skills
- Network with individuals in industry and with faculty members at other institutions
- Present the results of your research to your peers both on and off campus
- Get to know UNCG faculty members and other students very well as part of a research community
Cover letter that should describe your interest in the program, your mathematical background and any experiences you have had which prepare you to participate in an REU program. Be specific and provide details. We want to know why you would be a good fit for our program. Please tell us if you were excellent in the classroom, won an award, know a programming language, posses a unique skill, etc.
See the page describing the projects. To learn more about the projects, the best way is to contact Jan Rychtář (firstname.lastname@example.org).