PROBABILITY AND DISCRETE MATHEMATICS

A National Science Foundation Supported Undergraduate Research Experience

Summer 2012

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee


Eight undergraduate students will be selected to spend two months (June 18 to August 17) during the Summer of 2012 working on a variety of non-trivial research projects in Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Random Graph Theory & Structures. Probability Theory and Classical Analysis will often be used as fundamental tools in their solution, though there will be a few "stand alone" problems in discrete mathematics. Examples of papers written by students from past years may be found elsewhere on this website.

Our REU team will travel en masse to the Annual AMS Meeting in San Diego in January 2013, where the students' findings will be presented to a national mathematical audience. Other conference presentations will also be made, but cannot be predicted at this time.

Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to qualify, and applications from women, minority candidates, and physically challenged students are particularly encouraged. Spring graduates are not eligible.

The research will be conducted under the supervision of Professor Anant P. Godbole at East Tennessee State University, located in the scenic Northeastern corner of the state. Each student will receive a stipend of $4,500 and a $1,000 travel allowance. We will pay for university housing.

The ideal candidate for this project would have taken a wide variety of upper-level Mathematics classes (including some of the following: Probability, Discrete Mathematics, Real Analysis). A distinguished academic record, and indication of research interest or potential are essential. Make sure you check the CRITERIA FOR SELECTION section for more details.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Project Director (Anant P. Godbole) at:

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, East Tennessee State University, Box 70663, Johnson City, TN, 37614.

TELEPHONE: (423)-439-6973 (WORK), (423)-282-2086 (HOME, BEFORE 9 P.M. EASTERN TIME); E-MAIL: godbolea@etsu.edu; FAX: (423)-439-8361.

ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY E-MAIL OR OTHERWISE BY 11:59:59 pm on FEBRUARY 20, 2012.