The National Science Foundation has recently posted a tentative list of sites, projects, and contact people for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) for summer 1997.
In addition, the Forum can help you find summer programs at the Argonne National Laboratory, the Cornell Theory Center for Supercomputing, the IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute, and the Army High Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC).
We've also located a number of summer research opportunities exclusively for women.
Don't wait to investigate these possibilities, since some applications are due the beginning of March.
Do the NCTM Standards give short shrift to what is arguably the most basic and vital mathematical structure of all: proof? If so, does this constitute rejecting mathematical structure?
In a previous discussion, "Parent's messages," a contributor suggested that readers search the Standards for occurrences of the word 'proof'.
This conversation, "Proofs and Mathematical Structure," takes up the effect of the word's omission, the need for and value of precise mathematical arguments, the difficulty of translating everyday language into a form that can be analyzed, and the call for manuscripts addressing the role and nature of proof in a Standards-based curriculum.