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Opportunity for Summer Research Internship

Posted in: Faculty and Student Research, Student Opportunities

Dr. Aihua Li recently received a grant from the Mathematical Association of America to engage underrepresented minority undergraduate mathematics students in research experiences. Dr. Li is looking for research interns to work full-time on her project: Interdisciplinary Research in Graph Theory and its Applications in the Sciences. The internship will run from June 13, 2022 through July 29, 2022. Interested students should consult the attached flyer and apply by May 10, 2022. Congratulations to Dr. Li on this wonderful grant and good luck to all the applicants!

About the Internship

$4400 per person + meal stipend + commuting stipend.
Research Projects
Two participants in each team
Project 1. Zero Divisor Graphs of Certain Matrices Modulo a Prime Number
Project 2. Graph Theory Applications in Modeling Evolution of Chagas Disease Vectors
Student Responsibilities
This is a full-time research internship.
Students are expected to spend at least three hours on campus for group meetings with faculty mentors and other participants during the daily sessions (3-4 weekday mornings per week).
Beyond the regular daily meetings with the faculty mentors, each student is expected to spend 4 hours each day for independent research or work with group partners.
Students will make two oral presentations to the group, one in the middle, the other at the end, and submit a final report at the end of the program.
Students will develop a research paper for publication in the following year.
Student Qualification
Undergraduate minority students majoring in mathematics; GPA of at least 3.2; U. S. citizen or permanent resident; Commitment for full time research during the six weeks; Interested in mathematics research; Completion of Calculus and Linear Algebra is preferred, but not mandatory.

Please send in your application by May 10, 2022 to Dr. Aihua Li by email to lia@montclair.edu. Please put “NREUP Application” in the subject of your email. The application should include:

  • a short essay of your research background and interests
  • your resume
  • an unofficial transcript in your current institution

You will receive notification within two weeks upon receipt of your application.

View the Flyer