Michael Zieve Department of Mathematics University of Michigan |
zieve at umich.edu http://dept.math.lsa.umich.edu/~zieve/ |

Research Experiences for Undergraduates |

I have mentored undergraduate research projects during the summers of

2017 (2 students)

2015 (9 students)

2012 (16 students)

2011 (4 students)

2010 (3 students)

2002 (5 students)

I also mentored undergraduate research during the spring semester in
2014 (6 students)

My REU's give students the opportunity to participate
in high-caliber professional
research, and aim to produce papers which can be published in such journals as the
*Annals of Mathematics*, *Inventiones Mathematicae*, and the
*Journal of the American Mathematical Society*. Although it is not
always possible to
attain this standard, by aiming so high I can let students experience
the thrill of working on major problems of serious interest, as well as teaching them
how the progress in their research should guide them in modifying the original problems
in order to produce significant results.
Typically the problems I
propose require students to learn and combine advanced tools from several areas of math,
which lets students see how the different areas impact one another, while also teaching
them how to use results and subjects which they had not previously mastered. These skills,
and this approach to mathematics, will be valuable for the students in their subsequent
research, while also helping them get the most out of the courses they take.