The SMALL Undergraduate Research Project is a nine-week summer program in which undergraduates investigate open research problems in mathematics. One of the largest programs of its kind in the country, SMALL is supported in part by a National Science Foundation grant for Research Experiences for Undergraduates and by the Science Center of Williams College. Around 500 students have participated in the project since its inception in 1988.
Students work in small groups directed by individual faculty members. Many participants have published papers and presented talks at research conferences based on work done in SMALL. Some have gone on to complete PhD’s in Mathematics. During off hours, students enjoy the many attractions of summer in the Berkshires: hiking, biking, plays, concerts, etc. Weekly lunches, teas, and casual sporting events bring SMALL students together with faculty and other students spending the summer doing research at Williams College.
Information about projects and applying for SMALL 2014 will be posted in the coming months. The program will run from Monday June 16 to Friday August 15, 2014; applications are due by Wednesday, February 12, 2014 (DOC file: 2014SMALLApplication; PDF file: 2014SMALLApplication). For more information, contact the Program Director, Professor Steven Miller (email: sjm1 AT williams.edu).