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:  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:  Camarillo, CA
  • Program dates:  TBA
  • Application deadline:  TBA
  • Topics:  TBA
  • 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:  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:  TBA
  • 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:  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
Emory University
  • Location:  Atlanta, GA
  • Program dates:  TBA
  • Application deadline:  February 15 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  Arithmetic geometry and number theory
  • Notes:  Pending funding
  • Location:  Atlanta, GA
  • Program dates:  TBA
  • Application deadline:  TBA
  • Topics:  Biostatistics
  • Notes:  Can take graduating seniors
  • 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:  TBA
  • Application deadline:  February 1
  • Topics:  Systems biology; computational biology; bioinformatics
  • 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
  • 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:  TBA
  • Topics:  Combinatorics & algebra, Geometry & number theory, Statistics
  • 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
  • Topics:  Solving systems of polynomial equations
  • Location:  East Lansing, MI
  • Program dates:  TBD (late May - late July, anticipated)
  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • Topics:  Discrete and Applied Mathematics
  • Notes:  Students completing their first or second year are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Location:  Springfield, MO
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- July 28
  • Application deadline:  March 6
  • Topics:  TBA
  • 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:  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:  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:  early February (precise dates TBD)
  • Topics:  algebraic geometry; number theory; probability
  • Notes:  program has been developed specifically for students who are interested in pursuing a career in biological research, science education, environmental science, mathematical modeling of biological systems, or biotechnology
  • 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:  Potsdam, NY
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- July 28
  • Application deadline:  February 15
  • Topics:  TBA
  • 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:  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:  TBA
  • Location:  Chicago, IL
  • Program dates:  June 19 -- August 11
  • Application deadline:  February 18
  • Topics:  see website for more information
  • Location:  Storrs Mansfield, CT
  • Program dates:  May 31 -- August 4
  • Application deadline:  February 5
  • Topics:  Mathematical biology
  • 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:  Duluth, MN
  • Program dates:  June 4 -- August 10
  • Application deadline:  February 15 (tentative)
  • 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:  Greensboro, NC
  • Program dates:  May 15 -- July 21
  • Application deadline:  March 3
  • Topics:  Math biology
  • Notes:  Pending funding
  • Location:  Tyler, TX
  • Program dates:  late May to mid July
  • Application deadline:  mid February
  • Topics:  Inverse semigroups; Graph theory; others
  • Notes: Pending funding
  • Locatoin:  Seattle, WA
  • Program dates:  June 19 -- August 25
  • Application deadline:  February 27 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  physics
  • 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:  Valparaiso, IN
  • Program dates:  May 31 -- August 2
  • Application deadline:  February 27
  • Topics:  Enumerative combinatorics, graphs and networks, mathematical biology, statistics
  • Notes:  Pending funding
  • 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:  Salem, OR
  • Program dates:  TBA
  • Application deadline:  TBA
  • Topics:  Graph theory and combinatorics
  • Location:  Williamstown, MA
  • Program dates:  June TBD -- August TBD
  • Application deadline:  February 8 (mathprograms.org)
  • Topics:  Commutative algebra; Geometry; Knot theory; Number theory & harmonic analysis; Tropical geometry
  • Notes:  Can take foreign students