We will primarily look for students who will be juniors or seniors in the Fall semester of each year, who have a GPA of at least 3.25, and who have a strong background in Mathematics and basic Computer Science. Each candidate will be asked to complete an application form similar to the one given in the Appendix. After an initial screening, the faculty members will meet individually with the potential participants and decide which should receive offers. We plan to have five students working with the UCF group and five with the USF group. It is planned that at least five of the ten participants will be women and/or minorities. Our past experience indicates that this is an achievable goal. We have already contacted the Minority Programs offices at UCF and USF and will have their help in recruitment if it is needed.
While we have found that ``word of mouth'' from current and past participants is the most effective recruiting tool, the following efforts will also be made: