Mathematics professors receive NSF grant for REU

The National Science Foundation has granted $202,758 to Overtoun Jenda and Peter Johnson, of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, for the purpose of conducting Research Experience for Undergraduates in Algebra and Discrete Mathematics programs during the summers of 2013, 2014, and 2015.  Each program will run for 8 weeks, with 8 participants selected from all over the U.S.  In the past, Jenda and Johnson have co-directed 9 such programs, under 3 different NSF grants.  Over 25 papers produced by participants in these programs, either alone, or with each other, or in collaboration with faculty, have appeared in refereed mathematics journals or books.