MathILy-EST, a new NSF REU that is focused on beginning college students

Here’s some information about MathILy-EST:

Who: Exceptional first-year college students are invited to apply, with second-year and entering college students also considered for participation.  We  particularly seek applicants who are members of groups underrepresented in mathematics.   Preference will be given to applicants who do not have prior research experience.

What: In 2019, the research topic will be the combinatorics of flat origami.  

Where (to find out more):

Where (it will take place): Bryn Mawr College.  MathILy-EST is co-sited with the residential intensive summer mathematics program MathILy (serious Mathematics Infused with Levity), a 5-week highly selective program of inquiry-based educational experiences for highly talented high-school students.

When (duration): mid-June to mid-August. (We’re waiting on confirmation for exact arrival and departure dates.)

When (deadline): Applications are due April 17, 2019.

Why: Because students who are prepared for research should have the opportunity to do it.