Mathematical Outing for Undergraduates, an event held by the Department of Mathematics at Penn State and sponsored by National Science Foundation grant DMS-1753042, will take place during the weekend of 4/20-4/21 and is now seeking participants.
The outing will be held at the Lake Raystown Resort, about 50 miles from State College, from the morning of Sat 4/20, to the afternoon of Sun 4/21. The current plan is that 12 undergraduate students (preferably advanced math major/minor students) will participate.
The theme of the outing will be "The Dynamics of Pattern Formation in Nature", which surveys a research area initiated by Alan Turing in 1952. Participants will be required to read relevant materials and make 1-hour presentations during the retreat. There will be 6-8 presentations, and each of them can be made by either 1 or 2 students.
Each presentation will be based on the reading of <20 pages of material. The preparation for the presentations will be supervised by faculty mentors, Wenrui Hao and Zhiren Wang, during the weeks before the outing.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday 3/29 if you wish to register as a participant.
For more details, please read the following announcement about the event.