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Apply now for SFI's 2017 Research Experiences for Undergraduates internship program

Nov. 1, 2016 8:46 a.m.

The Santa Fe Institute is accepting applications for its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) summer internship program. Apply by January 4, 2017.

The ability to mathematically model complex systems has become a prerequisite to successful science in any field. Writing a simulation is not enough; career scientists today should be able to analyze results, recognize statistical regularities, formulate conjectures, and pursue possible proofs about why these conjectures are true. This hands-on summer program will give you a toolbox for understanding and using mathematical modeling in complex systems and your discipline.

The Santa Fe Institute’s Edward A. Knapp Undergraduate Fellowship uses an integrated approach. The program is transdisciplinary, with problems, methods, and datasets drawn from across science. 

If you are looking for a chance to do independent research, we encourage you to apply -- especially if you are a highly talented student who attends an institution with limited research opportunities.

Your main work will be a small-group research project working with SFI mentors. Prior to your SFI residency you will be encouraged to complete SFI’s MOOC “Introduction to Complexity.” You will also attend part of SFI’s flagship Complex Systems Summer School and attend tutorials on the basics of data analysis, including concepts from computation, linear algebra, and statistics throughout the summer.

For more information and to apply, visit the REU 2017 wiki, or apply here.

• Application deadline is January 4, 2017.
• Participants will be in residence in Santa Fe from June 4 to August 12, 2018.
• Room and board will be fully funded and students will be provided with a modest living and travel stipend.
• Women and minority students are encouraged to apply.

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