A standard lab project is suggested by a department faculty member for purposes of research and mathematical visualization. An IGL team will consist of a faculty mentor, graduate student, and 3 undergraduate students. While specific goals depend on the project, the underlying goal of all IGL projects is to contribute to mathematical research while also making it more accessible to the general public.
The full team is expected to meet every 2-3 weeks. The undergraduate and graduate members are expected to meet more often, with the undergraduate members contributing 5-10 hours/week to the project.
In addition to research activity, IGL members are encouraged to participate in public engagement activities.
Once a project is accepted, the IGL will seek to assemble a team consisting of 1 graduate student and 2-3 undergraduate students. The faculty mentor is then responsible for regular meetings with the team (at least monthly) as they work on the proposed project.
While projects for Spring 2013 have already been selected, new projects for Fall 2013 can be submitted using the project proposal form.
A graduate member of the IGL typically works in a group consisting of one faculty mentor and 2-3 undergraduate students. The graduate member is responsible for supervising progress on the project and proving both mathematical and technical support to the undergraduate student members.
Graduate students are additionally encouraged to take part in public engagement activities.
The Undergraduate Student Application is now available. Applications will close on December 31st, and teams for the spring semester will be chosen in early January. Spring projects will start during the first week of the spring semester.
Undergraduate students work in small teams (2-3) people under mentorship of a graduate student and faculty member on a project involving visualization or computation in an active field of mathematics. In addition to research experience, students learn to present their mathematical work to both department members (through regular meetings) and the general public (through public engagement activities).
Students will be required to register for course credit and commit 5-10 hours/week to their project.
Have questions about the IGL? Email the IGL manager at email@example.com.