Schedule of Events

June 19 (First Day)

  • 8:30 Introductions in DISC 256
  • 8:45 What is Mathematical Research? by Professor McLoud
  • 9:15 Campus tour with Professor McLoud
  • 10:30 Library tour with Professor Loreto
  • 11:30 Lunch
  • 1:00 Introduction to Latex by Professor Mann
  • 2:00 Meet with research group and mentor
  • 6:00 Cookout at the Manns’ house

June 20

  • 11:00-12:00 Microaggressions workshop in DISC 464 by Dr. Terryl Ross, Director of Diversity  (Learn what microagressions are and how to deal with them. Participants will learn the skills to interrupt microagressions and take steps to better their research group culture.)

June 27

  • 3:00 Let’s Talk About Graduate School by all REU mentors

June 28

  • 3:00 Tea Time (Dr. McLoud)

July 4

  • 5:00 BBQ at Manns
  • Neighborhood evening Fireworks!!

July 6

  • 3:00 Tea Time (Dr. Humphries)

July 8

  • 9:30-11:30 Research Ethics workshop in DISC 464 by Dr. Charlotte Rasmussen, Director of Undergraduate Research  (This interactive workshop will discuss the responsible conduct of research using scenarios that undergraduate and graduate students may encounter while performing research and creative practice.)

July 11

  • 11:00 Depart from UW Bothell for lunch
  • 1:30 Career panel at Seattle University in Bannan 501

July 12

  • 3:00 Tea Time (Dr. Mann)

July 18

July 19

  • 3:00 Tea Time (Dr. Loreto)

July 25

  • 2:00-3:00 Factorization of Permutations by Dr. Chi-Kwong Li, The College of William & Mary, in UW2-340, We consider the problem of factoring permutations as a product of special types of transpositions, namely, those transpositions involving two positions with bounded distances. In particular, we investigate the minimum number d such that every permutation can be factored into no more than d special transpositions. The study is related to sorting-algorithms, Cayley graphs, and genomics. Recent results and open problems will be mentioned.

July 26

  • 3:00 Tea Time (Dr. McLoud)

July 27

  • 9:30-11:30 Research Poster Design workshop in DISC 464 (A well designed poster will attract an audience at conferences, meetings and symposia. Learn design “rules” for research posters at this interactive workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring drafts of their posters for peer review.)

July 28

  • 3:00 Mini presentations by REU groups

August 3

  • 9:30-11:30 GRE Prep – Grad School App in DISC 252 (What is graduate school really like? Ask questions of current graduate students and recently graduated post-doctoral research assistants (post-docs).)

August 11

August 12

  • REU sendoff at local beach