Undergraduate Workshop - 2019

Come explore the intersection where mathematics meets biology!

The Southeast Center for Mathematics and Biology (SCMB), headquartered at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA, invites applications for our 2019 Math-Bio Interface Undergraduate Workshop.

The workshop will run from 1:30 pm on Monday, August 5th, through 12:00 pm on Friday, August 9th, 2019.

This year focus is MOLECULAR ORIGAMI, and the week's activities will include many "hands on" experiences, such as tours of research labs on campus and interactive problem sessions. Career opportunities in mathematics and biology will also be addressed.

Apply through the mathprograms.org website. Review of applications will begin on May 24th, and continue until the workshop is filled.

Applications should include: (1) a brief cover letter, which describes interest in this interdisciplinary workshop, (2) one reference letter from faculty, which addresses goals and motivation, (3) a current CV/resume, and (4) a current college/university transcript (unofficial is fine).

Participants are expected to have completed at least one year of coursework on a college/university campus, and have at least one year of coursework remaining before completing a bachelor's degree.

Priority will be given to applicants from the Southeast, i.e. the states of AR, LA, KY, TN, MS, AL, WV, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL as well as Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

Applications from those underrepresented in STEM, including students currently attending two year colleges, are especially encouraged.

Local accommodations will be provided in shared hotel rooms, and reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed up to $450. See website for further funding details.


Applicants will be reimbursed for an economy flight ticket only.

Reimbursement for mileage @ .58 cents per mile.

Estimated taxi fare: $32.00 (one way).

Reimbursement for Lyft/Uber should not exceed taxi rate.

Subway service (MARTA), fee: $2.50 (one way).


Applicants will stay at the Regency Suites Hotel Atlanta located at 975 W. Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30309.

Reservations are made for shared rooms.

Free WiFi is available.

Kitchenettes are included in each room.

Breakfast served daily.

Publix grocery store located 2 blocks from the hotel.

Georgia Tech Trolley is available for travel to and from campus.


Breakfast - served daily at hotel

Lunch - provided at campus on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Dinner - provided Monday only

Applicants will receive $75.00 for other dinner expenses

Additional Information

The SCMB workshop runs concurrently with the Southeastern Undergraduate Mathematics (SUM) Workshop.

This year the SUM workshop features two mini-courses, one on "An Application of Topology to Biology" and another on "Introduction to Topological Data Analysis."

A NSF-Simons MathBioSys Research Center