SUMMA Research Experience in Mathematics

Strengthening Underrepresented Minorities in Mathematical Achievement Summer Research Opportunity

Interdisciplinary Research in Mathematics and its Applications in Sciences
Program Dates: Six weeks between June 5 – August 20, 2014

This program is a part of the National Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (NREUP) funded by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the National Science Foundation Division of Mathematical Sciences (NSF-DMS), and the National Security Agency (NSA).

Program Director: Dr. Aihua Li, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Montclair State University Office: Richardson 218, Phone: 973-655-7271, Email:

Funding: $4400 per person + meal stipend + commuting stipend + conference travel support.

Student Responsibility:

  • This is a full-time research internship. 
  • Students are expected to spend at least four hours each day on campus during the daily sessions (weekdays). 
  • Beyond the regular daily meetings with the faculty mentor, each student is expected to spend 
  • 2-4 hours each day for independent research or work with group partners. 
  • Each student will make an oral presentation and submit a final report at the end of the program. 
  • Students will develop a research paper for publication in the near future.  

Student Qualification:

  • Undergraduate minority students (African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders) majoring in mathematics
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Commitment for full time research during the six weeks
  • Interested in mathematics research
  • Completion of Calculus II and Linear Algebra is preferred, but not mandatory
Please send in your application, which can be downloaded on the right, by May10, 2014 to Dr. Aihua Li by email or fax. Please send in your applications as soon as you can. Review of applications will start from the middle of April 2014 until the positions are filled.