2017 Math REUs

This page contains a listing of the undergraduate math REUs that will run in the summer of 2017.  If you are interested in participating in an REU you should apply to several (there is high demand for positions, and not all of these programs will be funded to run); also make sure to follow the directions given at each REU (the ability to follow directions is part of the screening process for most programs).  Please send any additions or corrections to Steve Butler (butler@iastate.edu).

Note this list will continue to grow as more sites announce their programs.  Please keep visiting for up to date information.

Much of this information can also be found at the NSF maintained list of REU sites or the AMS list or REU summer programs.

Be aware that while most applications deadlines are mid-February, some are earlier (e.g., Santa Fe Institute is often in early January).


  • Location:  Melbourne, FL
  • Program dates:  May 8 - July 14
  • Application deadline:  April 5
  • Topics:  Machine learning
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Program dates: June 1 - July 31 (some flexibility)
  • Application deadline: March 10 (some flexibility)
  • Topics: algebra, analysis, discrete math, geometry

  • Location:  Emory University; Oregon State University; or Winona State University
  • Program dates:  TBD; will go for 10 weeks
  • Applications deadline:  contact for more information
  • Topics:  Statistical methods to various topics including math biology and census data
  • Contact information:  reu@amstat.org; lwaller@emory.edu; thomas.sharpton@oregonstate.edu; sbergen@winona.edu
  • Location:  Auburn, AL
  • Program dates:  June 4 -- July 29
  • Application deadline:  March 15
  • Topics:  Algebra and discrete mathematics
  • Location:  Boise, ID
  • Program dates:  May 30 -- July 30
  • Application deadline:  March 1 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  combinatorics, number theory, algebra, and game theory motivated by applications to search optimization, information security, or genome biology. The nature of computing and complexity is the central unifying focus of the program. 
  • Location:  Pasadena, CA
  • Program dates:  June 14 start (some flexibility; 10 weeks)
  • Application deadline:  February 22
  • Topics:  SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship); takes all disciplines
  • Notes:  Can take international students; application is more grant style
  • Location:  Camarillo, CA
  • Program dates:  June 11 -- August 5
  • Application deadline:  February 15
  • Topics:  Prime Numbers in Rings of Quadratic Integers; Generalized Linear Models in Social Research; Operator Theory on Spaces Defined by Trees; Probabilities Concerning Sets of Matrices 
  • Location:  Chico, CA
  • Program dates:  June 19 -- August 4
  • Application deadline:  March 1 (for full consideration)
  • Topics:  Number theory, stochastic processes
  • Notes:  Program will include 9 undergraduates and 3 high school teachers
  • Location:  Fresno, CA
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- July 29
  • Application deadline:  March 1 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  Algebraic structures in knot theory, Theory and applications of the discrete Fourier transform (numerical analysis)
  • Location:  Northridge, CA
  • Program dates:  July 10 -- August 5
  • Application deadline:  March 27 (mathprograms.org)
  • Notes:  For California State University students on following campuses: Channel Islands, Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Northridge, Pomona and San Bernardino
  • Location:  San Bernardino, CA
  • Program dates:  June 26 - August 18
  • Application deadline:  February 17
  • Topics:  Differential geometry and knot theory
  • Location:  Pittsburgh, PA
  • Program dates:  May 30 -- July 25
  • Application deadline:  March 1 (mathprograms.org)
  • Notes:  Students will spend eight weeks in Pittsburgh participating in a course in cryptography, a computer laboratory, and working on projects under the direction of research faculty.
  • Location:  Clemson, SC
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- July 28
  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • Topics:  collaborative data, visualization
  • Location:  Clemson, SC
  • Program dates:  May 29 -- July 27
  • Application deadline:  February 15 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  coding theory, cryptography, and number theory
  • Location:  Clemson, SC
  • Program dates:  TBA
  • Application deadline:  February 15 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  preparation for REU
  • Location:  Ithaca, NY
  • Program dates:  June 19 -- August 11
  • Application deadline:  February 24
  • Topics:  Analysis on fractals; topological methods in discrete geometry; generating sets of finite groups
  • Location:  Piscataway, NJ  (possible time in Prague)
  • Program dates:  May 30 -- July 28  (July 17 -- July 28 for Prague portion)
  • Application deadline:  January 31
  • Topics:  Computer science; combinatorics; computational sciences; bioinformatics; data science; security applications
  • Location:  Sioux Center, IA
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- July 28
  • Application deadline:  January 31
  • Topics:  biostatistics, statistical genetics
  • Location:  Ukraine (2 weeks); Sioux Center, IA (8 weeks)
  • Program dates:  May 18 -- July 28
  • Application deadline:  January 31
  • Topics: applied statistics (psychology/sociology)
  • Location:  Durham, NC
  • Program dates:  May 21 -- May 31
  • Application deadline:  review of applications start on February 1
  • Topics:  Workshop on mathematics applied to physiology and medicine
  • Location:  Oakland, CA (Mills College)
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- July 1
  • Application deadline:  March 3
  • Notes:  For women who have applied to graduate school in the mathematical sciences, or who have just finished their first year in a PhD program.
Emory University
  • Location:  Atlanta, GA
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- July 14
  • Application deadline:  February 15 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  Arithmetic geometry and number theory
  • Notes:  Pending funding
  • Location:  Atlanta, GA
  • Program dates:  June 7 -- July 14
  • Application deadline:  apply now; reviewed on rolling basis
  • Topics:  Biostatistics
  • Notes:  Can take graduating seniors
  • Location:  Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Program dates:  July 4 -- August 31
  • Application deadline:  February 28
  • Topics:  Verifying integer programming results; acoustic properties of laminated surfaces; counting bi-tangent lines to curves; local dimensions of self-similar measures with overlap; lower bounds for semidefinite programming relaxations to combinatorial optimization problems; pseudo-spectral and collocation methods for solving the Schrodinger equation; sensitivity of the Orr-Somerfeld equation to changes in base flow; solving PDEs on deconstructed domains; unsupervised learning on enterprise real time data; using the lattice Boltzmann method to simulate a rapidly spinning baseball
  • Note:  Open to US/international students.
  • Location:  Melbourne, FL
  • Program dates:  June 1 -- July 27
  • Application deadline:  February 28
  • Topics:  Partial differential equations and dynamical systems
  • Location:  Melbourne, FL
  • Program dates:  May 30 -- July 29
  • Application deadline:  March 15
  • Topics:  mathematical biology
  • Location:  Allendale, MI
  • Program dates:  June 4 -- July 30
  • Application deadline:  February 17
  • Topics:  voting theory; equal circle packings; combinatorics
  • Notes:  Pending funding
  • Location:  Cambridge, MA
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- August 11
  • Application deadline:  February 1
  • Topics:  Systems biology; computational biology; bioinformatics
  • Location:  Cambridge, MA
  • Program dates:  June 10 -- July 22
  • Application deadline:  February 1
  • Topics:  Biostatistics and computational biology
  • Location:  Chicago, IL
  • Program dates:  May 16 -- July 22
  • Application deadline:  decisions to be made towards end of February
  • Topics:  Monte Carlo Methods for Finance and Kernel Methods
  • Notes:  If interested contact Prof. Hickernell (hickernell@iit.edu)
  • Location:  Normal, IL
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- July 28
  • Application deadline:  February 24
  • Topics:  Combinatorics, design theory, graph theory
  • Notes:  Works with pre-service and in-service secondary mathematics teachers
  • Location:  Bloomington, IN
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- July 28
  • Application deadline:  February 3
  • Topics:  Convex hulls of closed curves; Vertical averaged velocity in Benard convection; Inference in natural language; Conformal dimension and energy of graph maps; Cutting and pasting of manifolds and TQFTs; Homotopy type theory
  • Location:  Indianapolis, IN
  • Program dates:  June 12 -- August 4
  • Application deadline:  February 1
  • Topics:  Modeling blood flow responses to a major arterial occlusion; Modeling cancer cell transport through the vascular system; Building a neural network from semiconductor memristors; Life and death in a cell:  investigating quasi-equilibrium to highly non-equilibrium transitions; Modeling the influence of drugs on the brain
  • Location:  Indianapolis, IN
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- August 11
  • Application deadline:  March 15 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  Data science
  • Notes:  Pending funding
  • Location:  Princeton, NJ
  • Program dates:  May 15 -- May 26
  • Application deadline:  February 20
  • Topics:  Geometry and randomness in group theory
  • Notes:  For women.  Requires undergraduate knowledge of group theory and topology
  • Location:  Providence, RI
  • Program dates:  June 19 -- August 11
  • Application deadline:  February 17 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics: Topological data analysis
  • Notes:  Some possible funding for international students
  • Location:  Los Angeles, CA
  • Program dates:  June 19 -- August 18
  • Application deadline:  February 14 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  Applied mathematics with industry connections
  • Notes:  Open to international students as well as graduating students
  • Location:  Hong Kong, China
  • Program dates:  June 12 -- August 11
  • Application deadline:  February 14 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  Applied mathematics with industry connections
  • Notes:  English is only language requirement.  Need participants who are tolerant of and adaptable to cultural differences.
Iowa State University
  • Location:  Ames, IA
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- July 28
  • Application deadline:  February 20 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  Spectral graph theory; computational mathematics
  • Location:  Harrisonburg, VA
  • Program dates:  May 22 -- July 14
  • Application deadline:  February 28 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  Foundations and Geometry; Bayesian Melding and Discreet time Population Modeling of the Zoonotic Spread of Leishmaniasis
  • Location:  Manhattan, KS
  • Program dates:  May 30 -- July 25
  • Application deadline:  pending
  • Topics:  preparation for graduate school
  • Notes:  Pending funding
  • Location:  Easton, PA
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- July 28
  • Application deadline:  February 24 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  Combinatorics & algebra, Geometry & number theory, Statistics
  • Location:  Baton Rouge, LA
  • Program dates:  May 22 -- July 30
  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • Topics:  computational sciences
  • Location:  Cambridge, MA
  • Program dates:  June 4 -- August 12
  • Application deadline:  February 1
  • Topics:  This is a general summer research program; has had participants in mathematics
  • Notes:  Can take international students
  • Location:  Tempe, AZ
  • Program dates:  June 7 -- July 29
  • Application deadline:  January 31
  • Notes:  prepares promising young scientists interested in working at the interface of mathematics, statistics and the natural and social sciences for the rigors of graduate studies.  Can take international students.
  • Locations:  (see notes)
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- August 11
  • Application deadline:  January 31
  • Topics:  Mathematical biology
  • Notes:  First week is at MBI (Ohio State University) followed by project at a host institution (TBA).  Ends with Capstone conference at MBI.
  • Location:  Berkeley, CA
  • Program dates:  June 24 -- August 6
  • Application deadline:  February 15 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  Solving systems of polynomial equations
  • Location:  East Lansing, MI
  • Program dates:  May 22 -- July 15 (tentative)
  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • Topics:  Discrete and Applied Mathematics
  • Notes:  Students completing their first or second year are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Location:  East Lansing, MI
  • Program dates:  May 21 -- July 28
  • Application deadline:  February 28
  • Topics:  focus on the development and enhancement of algorithms, models, and software for applications in multiple research areas that require high-performance computing resources.  Research areas include: computational chemistry, biology, astrophysics, mathematics, big data science, and computational electromagnetics
  • Location:  Springfield, MO
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- July 28
  • Application deadline:  March 6
  • Topics:  higher codimension bifurcations in models of neuronal systems; dynamics of networked connectivity models of waterborne disease epidemics; properties of graphs associated to groups; miscellaneous topics in gropu theory, combinatorics, and number thory; finite point configurations; additive combinatorics; modeling uncertainty: a machine learning approach
  • Location:  Rolla, MO
  • Program dates:  TBA (10 weeks)
  • Application deadline:  March 15
  • Topics:  (computer science) secure cloud computing
  • Location:   Allentown, PA
  • Program dates:  May 30 -- July 28
  • Application deadline:  March 14 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  Integer sequences related to OEIS
  • Location:  Knoxville, TN
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- July 28
  • Application deadline:  February 15
  • Topics:  Mathematical biology
  • Notes:  Can take international students
  • Location:  Raleigh, NC
  • Program dates:  May 29 -- August 1
  • Application deadline:  February 15 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  Modeling and Industrial Applied Mathematics Program will expose undergraduate students to challenging and exciting real-world problems arising in industrial and government laboratory research
  • Location:  Raleigh, NC
  • Program dates:  May 22 -- August 1
  • Application deadline:  February 15 (mathprograms.org)
  • Notes:  This eleven week program engages students in applied mathematics research projects. It is designed for African American, Hispanic, and Native American students who are traditionally under-represented in the mathematical sciences. The REU+ program starts 1 week before the regular REU program and provides additional mentoring and preparation for the participants, before merging with the regular REU.
  • Location:  Fargo, ND
  • Program dates:  May 28 -- August 5
  • Application deadline:  January 27
  • Topics:  student reasoning; math in STEM; instructional practices
  • Notes:  Aimed at students in STEM education
  • Location:  Evanston, IL
  • Program dates:  June 19 -- August 18
  • Application deadline:  February 1
  • Topics:  astrophysics research connecting to applied mathematics, physics, earth and planetary science, engineering, and astronomy
  • Notes: applicants from all STEM fields are considered, but priority is given to those with some astrophysics/astronomy classwork and computer coding background
  • Location:  Delaware, OH
  • Program dates:  May 22 -- July 28
  • Application deadline:  before March 6
  • Topics:  applied mathematics.
  • Location:  Corvallis, OR
  • Program dates:  June 26 -- August 18
  • Application deadline:  February 22 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  pure and applied mathematics
  • Location:  Corvallis, OR
  • Program dates:  June 12 -- August 18  OR  June 19 -- August 25
  • Application deadline:  February 1
  • Topics:  (environmental science) Plant-pollinator networks in a changing forest landscape; Sediment movement across river networks following disturbances
  • Location:  Park City, UT
  • Program dates:  June 25 -- July 15
  • Application deadline:  January 15
  • Topics:  Random matrices
  • Notes:  This is a summer program and will focus on an introduction to the topic and not focused on research.  Affiliated with the Institute for Advanced Study
  • Location:  Malibu, CA
  • Program dates:  May 7 -- July 22
  • Application deadline:  February 17
  • Topics:  Mathematical biology
  • Location:  West Lafayette, IN
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- July 28
  • Application deadline:  February 10
  • Topics:  algebraic geometry; number theory; probability
  • Location:  Rochester, NY
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- July 28
  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • Topics:  extremal graph theory and dynamical systems
  • Notes:  pending funding
  • Location:  Corvallis, OR (Oregon State University)
  • Program dates:  June 19 -- August 25
  • Application deadline:  April 1
  • Topics:  Preparation for statistical study in graduate school.  Extreme Value Theory, Multiple Comparison, Multivariate Survival Analysis, and other biomedical and statistical problems.
  • Location:  San Diego, CA
  • Program dates:  June 26 -- August 18
  • Application deadline:  March 3
  • Topics:  Nonunique factorization; Vorticity in hydrodynamics
  • Location:  Santa Fe, NM
  • Program dates:  June  -- August 
  • Application deadline:  January 4
  • Topics:  mathematical modeling
  • Location:  Seattle, WA
  • Program dates:  June 19 -- August 11
  • Application deadline:  February 24 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  knot theory; combinatorics
  • Location:  Rapid City, SD
  • Program dates:  May 30 -- August 4
  • Application deadline:  March 3
  • Topics:  Security Printing and Anti-Counterfeiting Technology
  • Location:  Potsdam, NY
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- July 28
  • Application deadline:  February 15
  • Topics:  Algebra; Mathematical Biology; Algebraic Graph Theory
  • Notes:  Also involves faculty from Clarkson University
  • Location:  College Station, TX
  • Program dates:  May 30 -- July 21
  • Application deadline:  February 15 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  Number theory; Topological quantum computing; Algebraic methods in computational biology
  • Location:  Los Angeles, CA
  • Program dates:  June 19 -- August 11
  • Application deadline:  February 15 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  Students will have the opportunity to join an active research group with projects in image processing, control theory, fluid dynamics, mathematical biology and medicine, mathematics of crime, computer graphics, and other topics.
  • Notes:  Only for students either from California or currently attending school in California
  • Location:  Berkeley, CA
  • Program dates:  June 19 -- August 11
  • Application deadline:  February 15 (mathprograms.org(mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  Geometry and topology - curvature shortening flow; quantum invariants of 3-manifolds
  • Location:  Santa Barbara, CA
  • Program dates:  June 26 -- August 18
  • Application deadline:  February 5 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  Numerical properties of pencils in the family SLD(P); Combinatorial models of quantum algebras; A diagrammatic approach to Skein Algebras
  • Location:  Chicago, IL
  • Program dates:  June 19 -- August 11
  • Application deadline:  February 18
  • Topics:  see website for more information
  • Location:  Farmington, CT
  • Program dates:  May 31 -- August 4
  • Application deadline:  February 5
  • Topics:  Mathematical biology
  • Location:  Storrs Mansfield, CT
  • Program dates:  TBA (10 weeks)
  • Application deadline:  March 1 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  Fractals, stochastics
  • Location:  Houston, TX
  • Program dates:  May 29 -- July 21
  • Application deadline:  February 1
  • Topics:  Applied math and modeling
  • Location:  College Park, MD
  • Program dates:  June 6 -- August 12
  • Application deadline:  February 17
  • Topics:  Nonlinear dynamics
  • Notes:  Training and Research Experiences in Nonlinear Dynamics (TREND)
  • Location:  Baltimore, MD
  • Program dates:  June 19 -- August 11
  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • Topics:  high performance computing
  • Location:  Ann Arbor, MI
  • Program dates:  8 weeks between May 1 - August 15
  • Application deadline:  early February (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  Varies, depending on the background and interests of student and faculty mentor
  • Location:  Ann Arbor, MI
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- July 14
  • Application deadline:  March 15 (applications will start being reviewed in January)
  • Topics:  Biostatistics; big data
  • Location:  Duluth, MN
  • Program dates:  June 4 -- August 10
  • Application deadline:  February 8 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  Drawn from graph theory, combinatorics, and number theory
  • Note:  One of the longest running and most well-known REUs
  • Location:  Minneapolis, MN
  • Program dates:  June 12 -- August 4
  • Application deadline:  February 14 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  Algebraic combinatorics
  • Notes:  Can take international students
  • Location:  Minneapolis, MN
  • Program dates:  July 17 -- August 25
  • Application deadline:  February 17 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  complex systems and pattern formation
  • Location:  Lincoln, NE
  • Program dates:  June 4 -- August 10
  • Application deadline:  March 1 (start making offers in February)
  • Topics:  mostly applied areas
  • Location:  Greensboro, NC
  • Program dates:  May 15 -- July 21
  • Application deadline:  March 3
  • Topics:  Math biology
  • Notes:  Pending funding
  • Location:  Los Angeles, CA
  • Program dates:  June 12 -- August 4
  • Application deadline:  January 31
  • Topics:  Computational biology; others with more of an engineering focus
  • Location:  Tyler, TX
  • Program dates:  May 29 -- July 1
  • Application deadline:  February 24
  • Topics:  Pattern avoidance; reliability polynomials; inverse semigroups
  • Location:  Seattle, WA
  • Program dates:  June 19 -- August 25
  • Application deadline:  February 27 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  physics
  • Location:  Seattle, WA
  • Program dates:  June 19 -- August 11
  • Application deadline:  April 1
  • Topics:  Inverse Problems, Algebraic Combinatorics, Networks, and Graph Theory
  • Location:  Bothell, WA
  • Program dates:  June 19 -- August 11
  • Application deadline:  February 24
  • Topics:  knot theory; tiling theory; spectral methods for optimization
  • Location:  Carrollton, GA
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- July 28
  • Application deadline:  February 15
  • Topics:  Combinatorics and graph theory
  • Notes:  Pending
  • Location:  La Crosse, WI
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- August 11
  • Application deadline:  March 1 (priority deadline of February 15)
  • Topics:  Using Decision Models to Investigate Interventions against Fungal Blight in American Chestnut Trees; Investigating population level animal movement through fractal geometry
  • Location:  Stout, WI
  • Program dates:  TBA
  • Application deadline:  TBA
  • Topics:  Interdisciplinary including mathematical modeling (LAKES = Linking Applied Knowledge in Environmental Sustainability)
  • Location:  Valparaiso, IN
  • Program dates:  May 31 -- August 2
  • Application deadline:  February 27
  • Topics:  Enumerative combinatorics, graphs and networks, mathematical biology, statistics
  • Notes:  Offers a first off campus research experience. Underrepresented minority and first generation students are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Location:  Winston-Salem, NC
  • Program dates:  June 12 -- August 11
  • Application deadline:  February 14 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  Number theory
  • Notes:  Also known as "The Wake/Davidson Experience in Number Theory Research (WADE INTO Research)"
  • Location:  St. Louis, MO
  • Program dates:  May 30 -- August 4
  • Application deadline:  February 12
  • Topics:  Computer science
  • Location:  Salem, OR
  • Program dates:  June 12 -- August 4
  • Application deadline:  February 19 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  Graph theory and combinatorics
  • Location:  Williamstown, MA
  • Program dates:  June 12 -- August 12
  • Application deadline:  February 8 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  Commutative algebra; Geometry; Knot theory; Number theory & harmonic analysis; Tropical geometry
  • Notes:  Can take foreign students
  • Location:  Worcester, MA
  • Program dates:  May 30 -- August 5
  • Application deadline:  February 3
  • Topics:  data analytics, data mining, machine learning, statistical learning, data bases, visualization, big data infrastructures, cloud computing, and mobile computing