UA VIGRE: Arizona Summer Program 2008


The 2008 Arizona Summer Program will be an exciting 4-week research experience for undergraduates interested in Computational Group Theory and its applications (partially taking place at the Biosphere). There will be several lecture series given by experts covering the various areas of computational Group theory accomponied by hands-on lab sessions using the free Computer Algebra system GAP. Students will work in teams of 3 or 4 on projects inspired by current problems in the area of computational Group theory and its applications. The lecture series will cover the following topics:

Teams will be formed on the basis of interests and mathematical skills. Each team will be mentored by a faculty member and a graduate student, and will give regular oral reports on its progress to the whole group of participants and mentors. Students will prepare a poster describing their work and present it in a poster session held at the end of the program.

The program will also include lectures or workshops on the following topics:

The program will also feature field trips and other enrichment activities, such as:

Basic information


To apply, send these documents:

to this address:

Arizona Summer Program 2008
Department of Mathematics
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ  85721

postmarked on or before February 15, 2008.

Expected background

Students should have had solid courses in Linear Algebra and preferable also in abtract Algebra. Some experience with mathematical software (such as GAP, Maple, or Mathematica) will be helpful but not essential. The ability to work independently and in teams is crucial.


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