Mathematics, Statistics, and Actuarial Science Department News & Events
Mathematics Research Camp august 2021
No Actuarial Science events have been scheduled for the Spring 2021 semester yet!
What is Mathematics Research Camp (MRC)?
This is an annual one-week research opportunity available to Majors in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Actuarial Science. Each participant will work on an original research problem with a Butler faculty member and prepare a poster presentation for the end-of-the-week poster session. Projects are available for students at any level of the major, so anyone interested should apply. If you are curious about what Mathematics research looks like, this is your chance to find out first hand. If you are an experienced researcher looking for a new direction to explore, this could be a great opportunity to sample a new area.
When is it?
We always hold camp in August, before classes begin.
Is there a cost?
There is no cost to the students for participating, and we also cover your meals during the week. You just need to be on campus during the event. (If you live in on-campus housing, we have typically worked with Residence Life to allow early move-in.) If you would only be able to participate virtually, please indicate that on your application.
What is expected of participants?
If you are a student participant at MRC, you will need to work closely with your faculty mentor and commit to this project during the time you are at Mathematics Research Camp. Some students go on to present their results at conferences, and some students use their results to start an honors or departmental thesis. But some students use MRC as a self-contained research opportunity since their course load does not give them time during the regular semester to do research. Where this project goes beyond MRC is up to you and your mentor.