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Ashley Arp, Black Hills State University mathematics student from Newcastle, Wyo., has been selected for a prestigious position in a mathematics research program at Miami University. |

Ashley Arp, Black Hills State University mathematics student from Newcastle, Wyo., has been selected for a prestigious position in a mathematics research program at Miami University.

Arp will participate in the Summer Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (SUMSRI) program June 7 to July 22 on the Miami University campus in Oxford, Ohio. During the program she will participate in problem seminars in mathematics or statistics. The program also includes a technical writing seminar, a Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) preparation workshop, courses on algebra and real analysis, and colloquium talks given by well known mathematical scientists.

SUMSRI will pay for Arp’s travel, room, board, and supplies, as well as provide her a $3,200 stipend.

Professors in the BHSU Mathematics Department encouraged Arp to apply to the program and wrote letters of recommendation for her.

According to SUMSRI’s website, the program seeks talented undergraduate students in the mathematical sciences who are interested in pursuing advanced degrees, especially underrepresented minorities and women.

Arp was chosen for this prestigious position out of more than 150 applicants. SUMSRI only selects the top 15 students to participate in the program.