Undergraduate Research Fellowship Opportunity at the Santa Fe Institute

11 Dec

Apply now for the Edward A. Knapp Undergraduate Fellowship at the Santa Fe Institute!

The ability to mathematically model complex systems has become a prerequisite to successful science in any field. Writing a simulation is not enough; career scientists today should be able to analyze results, recognize statistical regularities, formulate conjectures, and pursue possible proofs about why these conjectures are true. This hands-on summer program will give you a toolbox for understanding and using mathematical modeling in complex systems and your discipline.

The Santa Fe Institute’s Edward A. Knapp Undergraduate Fellowship uses an integrated approach. The program is transdisciplinary, with problems, methods, and data sets drawn from across science. You will move back and forth freely along a spectrum of methods learning how to:

    • – Design a mathematical model of a physical, biological or social system
    • – Identify opportunities to solve this model exactly or approximately
    • – Code and run simulations of the model
    • – Analyze your simulations’ running time and memory use to improve
    •   their efficiency
    • – Test results against theoretical predictions and real-world data sets
    • – Formulate new conjectures based on your results and try to prove or
    •   disprove them

For full details, visit the Santa Fe Institute’s Edward A. Knapp Undergraduate Fellowship program site HERE.  Application materials must be received: February 7, 2015.

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