Summer Math Scholarship

2024 - Enhanced Research Experience for Undergraduates

Sponsored by the Summer Math Foundation,
the Stony Brook Department of Mathematics,
and Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URECA)

This program entails a twelve-month series of activities, during Spring 2024, Summer 2024, and Fall 2024.

What does the Enhanced Research Experience for Undergraduates consist of?

The program will start with a seminar (MAT402) covering topics in the area of Fluid Mechanics, to be held during Spring 2024. (Some further details about the topic of this course and subsequent research can be found here). This course will be led by Professor Theo Drivas. In March 2024, the Summer Math Committee, together with Professor Drivas, will choose the recipients of the Summer Math Scholarship among the interested students enrolled in MAT 402. (All students will earn the appropriate MAT 402 credit/grade. ) Participation in MAT 402 is a necessary (but not sufficient) condition for receiving the Summer Math Scholarship.

During the Summer of 2024, the selected students will work for 10 weeks on a research program under the guidance of the supervising professor. During this period, the student will enroll in MAT 487 for 0 credits.

During the Fall 2024, the selected students will register for MAT 495: Honors Thesis and will produce a paper about the results found during the summer. Each student agrees to present a poster on these results as part of URECA the following spring.

What does the program cover?

The program will cover on-campus housing, meal plan, and University student fees during Summer 2024 for the selected students. In addition, a modest stipend is included to cover travel and incidental expenses. Alternatively, a larger financial stipend will be given if living on campus is inappropriate.

What are the requirements to apply?

An applicant should

How to apply

Unlike in previous years, students will perform the initial part of the application by enrolling in MAT402. Students interested in participating in the Summer program will need to identify themselves to Professor Drivas, and further details will be provided at that time.

As always, students wishing to do an independent study with another faculty member are always eligible to enroll in MAT487 with that professor, pending approval, whether or not they are chosen for the SummerMath Scholarship.

The topic and lead faculty member(s) of the Enhanced Research Experience for Undergraduates change yearly.