REU Summer 2014: Complex Systems

Results of the REU

- C. Browne and A.L. Dickerson
Coherent Structures in Scalar Feed-Forward Chains. (PDF)

- T. Andreson, G. Faye, A. Scheel and D. Stauffer
Pinning and Unpinning in Nonlocal Systems.


Grégory Faye & Arnd Scheel


We seek four motivated undergraduate students to spend 8 weeks in residence between May 19, 2014 and July 11, 2014, for a summer program at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in the general fields of dynamical systems and pattern formation, with applications in biology and neuroscience.
Student will be sponsored by NSF and the support will be approximately $6,000.

Students will need to be US citizens or permanent residents (green card holder) to participate in this program, and must have not yet completed their undergraduate degree by summer 2014.


No previous research experience is expected. The only firm requirement is an undergraduate course in differential equations, although higher level coursework and a familiarity with or interest in learning Matlab would be helpful.

How to apply

Applications are submitted through the MathPrograms listing, which will list the necessary application materials. This includes:
- A standard cover sheet.
- A list of upper level math courses you have completed or are taking, along with your grades in these courses.
- A brief statement of interest in the program.
- One letter of recommendation.

We will then contact you to discuss frameworks and possible projects.


Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. We will begin to review applications and fill positions starting February 21th, 2014.