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Challenges in promoting undergraduate research in the mathematical sciences

Feryal Alayont, Yuliya Babenko, Craig Jackson and Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo

Vol. 7 (2014), No. 3, 265–271
Abstract

We describe the challenges in promoting undergraduate research in the mathematical sciences. The challenges are grouped in regards to the population that research is promoted to: students, faculty and administrators. For each category, we provide some suggestions for overcoming the challenges taking into account the variety of institutions involved.

Keywords
undergraduate mathematics research, promoting undergraduate research, undergraduate mentoring, student recruitment, student retention, community of scholars
Mathematical Subject Classification 2010
Primary: 00B25
Milestones
Received: 15 January 2013
Revised: 29 October 2013
Accepted: 19 November 2013
Published: 28 April 2014

Communicated by Darren A. Narayan
Authors
Feryal Alayont
Department of Mathematics
Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401
United States
Yuliya Babenko
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road, #1601
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591
United States
Craig Jackson
Department of Mathematics
Ohio Wesleyan University
90 South Henry Street
Delaware, OH 43015
United States
Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Valparaiso University
1700 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383
United States