Every summer QRLSSP, formerly MTBI, offers sequential research experiences for undergraduate students. The program, which has been held in conjunction with Cornell University (1996-2003), Los Alamos National Laboratory (2003-2005), and Arizona State University (2004-present) focuses on the field of applied mathematics and its applications to the biological and social sciences.
The online research archives are a collection of the technical papers produced by the participants of the QRLSSP summer REU. Following four weeks of intensive coursework, homework and lectures, participants work in self-selected groups on projects of their own choosing in collaboration with faculty, visiting scholars and graduate students. Participants then attend and present their work at national conferences such as the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) conference on the life sciences, the National Meetings of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), the AMS/MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings and at their respective institutions.
This research has been made possible over 19 years through funding provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Security Agency (NSA), the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost of Arizona State University. MTBI funding was provided by Cornell University and Los Alamos National Laboratory (T-Division) from 1996-2004.