URGE to Compute provides paid apprenticeships to a cohort of students annually
to conduct research of a computational nature in mathematics and the mathematical sciences.
URGE stands for **U**ndergraduate **R**esearch **G**roup **E**xperiences,
and it is the implementation in Buffalo of the National Science Foundation's CSUMS program.
It is a collaboration of the UB and Buffalo State Mathematics Departments, the UB Physics Department,
the UB Center for Computational Research.

Students accepted to the program will conduct an extended program of research, closely mentored
by faculty, and engage in many activities that support the research and their intellectual and personal development.

To apply for the program in 2014, you must

- be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (others can participate fully, but without funding)
- be a student at the University at Buffalo or Buffalo State College
- be a Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Mathematical Physics major
(others should talk to us about double-majoring)
- have undergraduate standing at least through the summer of 2014
- have good math grades

You should also have completed the following or their equivalents by the end of the Spring 2014 semester:

- Calculus I, II & III (e.g. UB's MTH
141,
142,
241,
or BSC's MAT 161, 162, 263)
)
- Linear Algebra (e.g. UB's MTH
309
or BSC's MAT 202
)
- One basic computing or programming course, preferably UB's MTH 337, BSC's MAT 366,
UB's CSE 115, or something similar
- A course in data-oriented computing, preferably UB's MTH 463/563 in Spring 2014.

Each year has a theme, and 4 team research projects unified
by that theme are carried out. For example, in 2009, the theme was
modeling processes with randomness, and the projects will investigate
agricultural pest populations, optical fiber communications,
the functioning of the human kidney, and strategies in armed conflict.
The theme for 2010 was computational discrete mathematics. For 2011,
the theme is continuum modeling of materials: semiconductor films, landslides, and blood.
For 2012, the theme is numerical optimization. For 2013, data structures and algorithms
will play a central role, and mathematical theorems will be developed.
For 2014, the theme is Bioinformatics, and the mentors will be
Prof. Michael Buck,
Prof. Marc Halfon, and
Prof. Tao Liu, all from the UB Department of Biochemistry.

You can see some of what's going on currently by visiting the URGE to Compute wiki.

UB students: contact Prof. John Ringland (ringland at buffalo.edu, 645-8773).

Buffalo State students: contact Prof. Joaquin Carbonara (carbonjo at buffalostate.edu, 878-6423).

We are now accepting applications for the 2014 calendar year.

(1) Fill out the application form, and send or deliver it to

Prof. John Ringland, Math Dept, University at Buffalo, Buffalo NY 14260 (UB students), or

Prof. Joaquin Carbonara, Math Dept, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY 14222, (BSC students).

(2) Request recommendations from 2 professors or instructors at a university or college, at least one in a Math Department. Download and fill out the top portion of two copies of this recommendation form, give them to your recommenders and ask them to send their completed recommendation to the address above.

Applications and recommendations should be submitted as soon as possible,
and no later than **Monday, April 1, 2014**.

Prof. John Ringland, PI & research project mentor, UB Mathematics Dept

Prof. Joaquin Carbonara, PI & research project mentor, BSC Mathematics Dept

Prof. Bruce Pitman, Co-PI & research project mentor, UB Mathematics Dept

Prof. Surajit Sen, Co-PI & research project mentor, UB Physics Dept

Prof. Deborah Moore-Russo, Co-PI, program evaluator, UB Dept of Learning and Instruction

Prof. Saziye Bayram, Research project mentor, BSC Mathematics Dept

Prof. Gino Biondini, Research project mentor, UB Mathematics Dept

Prof. Valentin Brimkov, Research project mentor, BSC Mathematics Dept

Prof. Michael Buck, Research project mentor, UB Biochemistry Dept

Prof. Tom Cusick, Research project mentor, UB Mathematics Dept

Prof. Richard Gonsalves, Research project mentor, UB Physics Dept

Prof. Marc Halfon, Research project mentor, UB Biochemistry Dept

Prof. Jae-Hun Jung, Research project, mentor UB Mathematics Dept

Prof. Tao Liu, Research project mentor, UB Biochemistry Dept

Dr. Shawn Matott, Research project mentor, UB Center for Computational Research (CCR)

Prof. William Menasco, Research project, mentor UB Mathematics Dept

Prof. Hung Ngo, Research project, mentor UB Computer Science and Engineering Dept

Prof. Atri Rudra, Research project, mentor UB Computer Science and Engineering Dept

Prof. Brian Spencer, Research project mentor, UB Mathematics Dept

Prof. Hongliang Xu, Research project mentor, BSC Math Dept & Hauptman-Woodward Institute

Prof. Eva Zurek, Research project mentor, UB Chemistry Dept

Prof. Thomas Furlani, Consultant, Director of UB CCR

mentors in 2009

mentors in 2010

mentors in 2011

mentors in 2012

mentors in 2013

mentors in 2014