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Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

This program is designed to provide outstanding undergraduates with the opportunity to pursue research under the tutelage of experienced faculty members. Students work with a faculty member on a project of mutual interest for 8 weeks during the summer. There are no set dates or topics. Students are selected to participate in the program based on their research interests and mathematical background. Students selected to participate will work with their faculty mentor to determine the project start and end date beginning after May 1st and ending by August 31st (or August 15th for external students).

The projects range anywhere from math modeling in the sciences and engineering, running computer simulations or computer experiments to solving abstract and conceptual problems, depending on the background and the interests of student and faculty member.

Each student will be required to give a 20-minute talk and submit a written report about the project. Abstracts of previous talks can be found here.

Applications are welcome from students from all schools. REU participants are paid a stipend of approximately $4,800 during the summer. Please note, REUs are intended primarily for US citizens and Permanent Residents. Because of funding limitations, International students will be considered on an ad hoc basis.

If you are interested in participating and would like to learn more, please contact the Undergraduate Office by email at

NSF-funded participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. We may have a limited amount of funding for  non-resident non-citizens, however such funding is rare and unlikely. Please click here for more information about the REU program in general as well as other sites.

The application for the 2024 Spring/Summer REU program is open November 26, 2023 through February 3, 2024.  If you are interested in seeing some of the research projects that are available you may do so by clicking here.  

Students that are admitted to the program will need to set up a friend account prior to arriving at the University.