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FGCU Hosts ASPiRE Math Conference on Jan. 24

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Department of Mathematics hosts the second-annual Advancing Student Participation in Research Experiences (ASPiRE), a one-day math conference on Friday, Jan. 24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Academic Building 7 (AB7). The conference is designed for undergraduates from FGCU and others interested in learning about research experiences in mathematics.

Guest speakers with extensive experience running National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer programs and similar research programs will describe prior REU projects completed by students, describe ideas for future REU projects, and offer advice about the application process.

Local faculty engaged in joint work with students will have the opportunity to speak about their current and ongoing research projects. Afternoon sessions will be devoted to student research presentations.

For more information about the conference, visit

The conference is sponsored by the FGCU Department of Mathematics, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the Mathematical Association of America (through an NSF grant), Cengage, the FGCU Math Club, and the FGCU Actuarial Science Club.

For further information, contact Dr. Jaffar Ali Shahul Hameed, associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and chair of the organizing committee, at (239) 590-1470 or

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