In Summer 2001 the Mathematics Department of the Pennsylvania State University hosted a Research Experiences for Undergraduates site. Support for the site was provided by the National Science Foundation VIGRE grant.

The program ran for 7 weeks from June 18 to August 3, 2001, combined learning with research and included:

Each REU 2001 participant recieved a stipend of $2,100, reimbursement for room and board, and travel reimbursement up to $500.

Academic Calendar

June 17, 2001

Welcome Party and Orientation Meeting

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: 212 McAllister Building

June 18, 2001 - June 28, 2001 MINI COURSE I

Continued Fractions, Hyperbolic Geometry and Quadratic Forms

Instructor: Svetlana Katok, Professor of Mathematics

Time: M,R 10:10a.m.-12:05p.m.

Location: 209 Willard Building

July 2, 2001 - July 12, 2001 MINI COURSE II

Galois Theory

Instructor: Victor Nistor, Professor of Mathematics

Time: M,R 1:25 p.m.-3:20 p.m.

Location: 208 Willard Building

*There may also be added seminar and problem solving sessions.

July 16, 2001 - July 27, 2001

Completion of projects and preparation for conference presentations

July 28-30, 2001

MASS Fest Conference

Time: 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m., 2:00p.m.-6:00p.m.

Location: 106 Wartik Laboratory