Applied Math Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (AM-SURE)
The AM-SURE 2022 program ran in person this past summer and was a great success! Information about AM-SURE 2023 and an application form will be posted here in February 2023.
What: A summer research program for undergraduate students interested in applied mathematics, both modeling and simulation. The main goal is for each student to complete a research project under the joint guidance of graduate students, postdocs, and faculty in the mathematics department at NYU. Some projects will involve theoretical modeling and computer simulation, and others may involve Courant's Applied Math Lab, where students will help conduct experiments to validate models and simulations. The program will include a set of coherent activities such as frequent group academic meetings and social gatherings. Students will be given office space and computational resources to complete their projects.
Here is a list of projects and research reports for past AM-SURE research programs.
When: May 22 - July 31 2023 (10 weeks)
Who: Upper-level undergraduates (primarily juniors, though seniors or strong sophomores may apply too.) Students should have have excellent mathematical ability, strong computational skills, an interest in physical modeling, and a creative and independent approach to problem-solving. All undergraduate students from any major, year, or university are welcome to apply, provided they are US citizens or permanent residents. Non-US citizens may apply too provided they are a student at NYU or one of its associated campuses.
Expectations: Students must commit to be full-time research and to be present for the entire duration of the program. There will be frequent group meetings that students will be expected to attend. Students will write a report, and will give presentations on their work at the end of the summer and during the NYU math department Fall undergraduate research gathering. Students will receive competitive salary comparable to full-time employment.
How to apply: Fill out an application by Tuesday, March 1. If you are accepted you will hear back by the end of March. Here is a link to the application form: https://forms.gle/tikuaUBbmBN6T2ve8
Questions? Please contact Prof. Aleksandar Donev (donev at cims dot nyu).
- Do I have to find a mentor and research project before applying?
No. You are neither expected nor encouraged to. You will be matched with a project and mentor (with some room for input) at the start of the program.
- Can I apply as a team?
No. We only accept applications from individuals, not from teams. If you are involved in a team project, please describe your individual contributions to that project.
- Is housing provided?
No. You are expected to find your own housing. You can find out about on-campus housing options here and off-campus options here.
- When will I hear back about my application?
We will begin emailing applicants in mid-March. We will know our final decisions by mid-April. You will receive an email from the math department once we have made our final decisions.