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:  varies depending on program
  • Program dates:  varies
  • Application deadline:  October 15 or October 31 depending on program
  • Notes:  Restricted to US citizens eligible for security clearance.  There are a variety of opportunities available.  Eligible students are encouraged to explore available options.

  • Location:  Camarillo, CA
  • Program dates:  TBA
  • Application deadline:  TBA
  • Topics:  TBA
  • Location:  San Bernardino, CA
  • Program dates:  TBD
  • Application deadline:  TBD
  • Topics:  Differential geometry and knot theory
  • Location:  Pittsburgh, PA
  • Program dates:  May 30 -- July 25
  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • 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:  TBD
  • Topics:  collaborative data, visualization
  • 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)
Emory University
  • Location:  Atlanta, GA
  • Program dates:  TBA
  • Application deadline:  TBD (application)
  • Topics:  Arithmetic geometry and number theory
  • Notes:  Pending funding
  • Location:  Allendale, MI
  • Program dates:  June 4 -- July 29
  • Application deadline:  February 17
  • Topics:  voting theory; equal circle packings; combinatorics
  • 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
Iowa State University
  • Location:  Ames, IA
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- July 28
  • Application deadline:  TBA
  • Topics:  Spectral graph theory; computational mathematics; and more TBA
  • Location:  Manhattan, KS
  • Program dates:  pending
  • Application deadline:  pending
  • Topics:  preparation for graduate school
  • Notes:  Pending funding
  • Location:  Easton, PA
  • Program dates:  TBA
  • Application deadline:  TBA
  • Topics:  TBA
  • Location:  Springfield, MO
  • Program dates:  June 5 - July 28
  • Application deadline:  TBA
  • Topics:  
  • 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:  mid June to August (exact dates TBD)
  • Application deadline:  early February
  • 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:  Corvallis, OR
  • Program dates:  TBA
  • Application deadline:  TBA
  • Topics:  TBA
  • Location:  Malibu, CA
  • Program dates:  May 7 -- July 22
  • Application deadline:  TBDTopics:  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:  College Station, TX
  • Program dates:  TBD
  • Application deadline:  TBD
  • Topics:  Tentatively will be Computational Biology and Number Theory
  • Location:  Ann Arbor, MI
  • Program dates:  8 weeks between May 1 - August 15
  • Application deadline:  early February
  • 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:  TBD; will run for 8 weeks
  • Application deadline:  mid-February
  • Topics:  Algebraic combinatorics
  • Location:  Tyler, TX
  • Program dates:  late May to mid July
  • Application deadline:  mid February
  • Topics:  Inverse semigroups; Graph theory; others
  • Notes: Pending funding
  • Location:  Valparaiso, IN
  • Program dates:  May 31 -- August 2
  • Application deadline:  February 27
  • Topics:  TBA
  • Notes:  Pending funding