id: 06638781
dt: a
an: 2016f.00510
au: Vélez, William Yslas
ti: Integrating mathematics majors into the scientific life of the country.
so: Peterson, Mark A. (ed.) et al., Directions for mathematics research
experience for undergraduates. Based on the conference “New
directions for mathematics research experiences for undergraduates",
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, USA, June 21‒22, 2013.
Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific (ISBN 978-981-4630-31-3/hbk;
978-981-4630-33-7/ebook). 147-165 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific
la: EN
cc: D35 D45 B40
ut: undergraduate research; mathematics majors; undergraduate programs
ci:
li: doi:10.1142/9789814630320_0008
ab: From the text: Research experiences for undergraduates (REU) programs in
mathematics are a wise national investment, an investment that is
designed to produce the next generation of mathematicians. Even though
these programs target undergraduates, their impact has been much
broader. They have changed mathematical culture. As just one important
example of cultural change: thirty years ago it was rare for
undergraduate mathematics majors to conduct research, now it is
widespread, and even considered an important factor in applications to
graduate schools and prestigious fellowship programs. When we look
abroad we see that other countries have not made this change.
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