2015 Math REUs

This page contains a listing of the undergraduate math REUs that will run in the summer of 2015.  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).



  • Location:  Auburn, AL
  • Program dates:  May 31 -- July 24
  • Application deadline:  February 15
  • Topics:  Algebra and Discrete Mathematics
  • Location:  Boise, ID
  • Program dates:  May 31 -- August 1
  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • Topics:  Generalizations of Cryptographic and Hashing Schemes and Their Security; Combinatorial Search; Sorting with Restrictions; Combinatorial Search Games
  • Location:  Providence, RI
  • Program dates:  May 31 -- July 25
  • Application deadline:  February 13
  • Topics:  Dynamical systems; Probability theory
  • Location:  Camarillo, CA
  • Program dates:  June 1 -- August 1
  • Application deadline:  February 1 (for full consideration)
  • Topics:  Matrix completion problems for matrix equations; Numerical Simulation of Traffic Flow using the Viscous Burger's Equation; An Inverse Problem in Graph Coloring; Tilings and Substitution Shifts
  • Location:  Fresno, CA
  • Program dates:  June 1 -- July 24
  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • Topics:  Zeros of analytic functions
  • Notes:  Funding is pending
  • Location:  San Bernardino, CA
  • Program dates:  June 29 -- August 21
  • Application deadline:  February 18
  • Topics:  Geometry and Knot Theory
  • Location:  Pittsburgh, PA
  • Program dates:  May 26 -- July 21
  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • Notes:  Students will spend eight weeks in Pittsburgh participating in a course in analysis, a computer laboratory, and working on projects under the direction of research faculty.
  • Location:  Mount Pleasant, MI
  • Will NOT run this summer due to lack of funding.
  • Location:  Clemson, SC
  • Program dates:  June 1 -- July 24
  • Application deadline:  April 1
  • Topics:  collaborative data, visualization
  • Location:  Ithaca, NY
  • Program dates:  June 8 -- July 31
  • Application deadline:  February 26
  • Topics:  Analysis on fractals; harmonic analysis on Stiefel manifolds; Graphs, chip-firing games, and algebraic geometry
  • Location:  Piscataway, NJ  (possible time in Prague)
  • Program dates:  June 1 -- July 31  (July 21 -- August 1 for Prague portion)
  • Application deadline:  January 31
  • Topics:  Computer science; combinatorics; computational sciences; bioinformatics
  • Location:  Sioux Center, IA
  • Program dates:  June 1 -- July 24
  • Application deadline:  January 31
  • Topics:  biostatistics, statistical genetics
  • Location:  Durham, NC
  • Program dates:  May 14 -- June 26 and August 11 -- August 15
  • Application deadline:  Through the end of April, but decisions start being made on January 15
  • Topics:  Mathematical Biology
  • Location:  Johnston City, TN
  • Program dates:  June 1 -- July 31
  • Application deadline:  February 27
  • Topics:  modeling and computation; probability and combinatorics
  • Location:  Washington, DC (Howard University)
  • Program dates:  June 1 -- June 26
  • Application deadline:  March 2
  • Notes:  A program for women entering into PfD programs
  • Location:  Atlanta, GA
  • Program dates:  June 8 -- July 17
  • Application deadline:  February 15
  • Topics:  Elliptic curves and Galois representations; Mock modular and quantum modular forms; Additive Number Theory; Distribution of Primes; Moonshine
  • Location:  Atlanta, GA
  • Program dates:  June 14 - July 22
  • Application deadline:  ???
  • Topics:  Biostatistics
  • Location:  Fairfield, CT
  • Program dates:  June 8 -- July 31
  • Application deadline:  March 4
  • Topics:  Markov Chains; Geometric structures on hyperbolic spaces; The Hennings and Chern-Simons Witten Three-Manifold Invariants
  • Location:  Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Program dates:  July -- August
  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • Topics:  Non-convex selfdual lagrangians; The Heisenberg group and uncertainty principle in mathematical physics; Topics in delay differential equations; Topics in Statistical Inference for Big Data; Topics in Computer Algebra
  • Location:  Melbourne, FL
  • Program dates:  June 1 -- July 27
  • Application deadline:  February 28
  • Topics:  Partial differential equation and dynamical systems
  • Location:  Allendale, MI
  • Program dates:  June 14 -- August 9
  • Application deadline:  February 20
  • Topics:  Equal circle packing; voting theory; analysis of sudoku; combinatorial sums and identities
  • Location:  Holland, MI
  • Application deadline:  February 28
  • Topics:  population dynamics/ecology, topological data analysis, and mathematics education
  • Notes:  Only open to student from Hope College
  • Location:  Normal, IL
  • Program dates:  June 8 -- July 31
  • Application deadline:  February 20
  • Topics:  Combinatorics, design theory, graph theory
  • Notes:  Looking for pre-service and in-service secondary mathematics teachers
  • Location:  Bloomington, IN
  • Notes:  Only open to local students for 2015.
  • Location:  Princeton, NJ
  • Program dates:  May 11 -- May 22
  • Application deadline:  February 20
  • Topics:  Algebraic geometry
  • Notes:  A program for women at all levels (undergraduate, graduate, early career)
  • Location:  Providence, RI
  • Program dates:  June 15 -- August 7
  • Application deadline:  February 13
  • Topics:  Applied topology; Applied Computational Dynamics; PDE Models
  • Notes:  Some possible funding for international students
  • Location:  Minneapolis, MN
  • Will NOT run this summer due to lack of funding.
  • Location:  Los Angeles, CA
  • Program dates:  June 22 -- August 21
  • Application deadline:  February 12
  • Topics:  Applied mathematics with industry connections
  • Notes:  Open to international students as well as graduating students
  • Location:  Hong Kong, China
  • Program dates:  June 8 -- August 7
  • Application deadline:  February 12
  • Topics:  Applied mathematics with industry connections
  • Notes:  English is only language requirement
  • Location:  Ames, IA
  • Program dates:  June 6 -- August 1
  • Application deadline:  February 28
  • Topics:  Algebraic combinatorics; Combinatorial matrix theory; Enumerative combinatorics (juggling!); Modeling and computation
  • Location:  Harrisburg, VA
  • Will NOT be running this summer.
  • Location:  Manhattan, KS
  • Program dates:  May 26 -- July 21
  • Application deadline:  early March
  • Topics:  algebra or quantum computing; Free Boundaries and PDEs
  • Location:  Kent, OH
  • Program dates:  June 8 -- July 31
  • Application deadline:  February 28
  • Topics:  Lattice point geometry; Interactions between Linear Algebra and Ring Theory
  • Location:  Easton, PA
  • Notes:  Is pending funding for NSF
  • Location:  Baton Rouge, LA
  • Program dates:  June 7 -- July 31
  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • Topics:  Invariants in Galois Theory; Geometry and Knot theory
  • Location:  Tempe, AZ
  • Program dates:  June 3 -- July 25
  • 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 8 -- August 14
  • Application deadline:  March 2
  • Topics:  Mathematical biology
  • Notes:  First week is at MBI (Ohio State University) followed by project at one of the following institutions:  Arizona State University; Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; Penn State University; Ohio State University; University of Pittsburgh; Virginia Tech.  Ends with Capstone conference at MBI.  Has taken international students.
  • Location:  Berkeley, CA
  • Program dates:  June 13 -- July 26
  • Application deadline:  February 15
  • Topics:  Geometric Combinatorics Motivated by Social Sciences
  • Location:  Oxford, OH
  • Program dates:  June 8 -- July 24
  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • Notes:  During these seven weeks, students will participate in seminars in mathematics. The program will also include a mathematical writing seminar, a GRE preparation workshop, two short courses on algebra and real analysis, and colloquium talks given by well known mathematical scientists. There will also be panel discussions to present information on graduate school and career opportunities in the mathematical sciences.
  • Location:  East Lansing, MI
  • Program dates:  May 18 -- July 11
  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • Topics:  Recursive polynomials and their properties; Cops and robber games
  • Location:  Springfield, MO
  • Program dates:  June 8 -- July 31
  • Application deadline:  March 2
  • Topics:  Higher Codimension Bifurcations in Models of Neuronal Systems; Properties of Graphs Associated to Groups; Finite Point Configurations; Convergence of Polygons and Polyhedrons
  • Notes:  Pending funding from NSF
  • Location:  Knoxville, TN
  • Program dates:  June 8 -- July 31
  • Application deadline:  February 13
  • Topics:  Mathematical biology
  • Notes:  Can take international students
  • Location:  Raleigh, NC
  • Program dates:  May 25 -- July 31
  • Application deadline:  February 15
  • Topics:  Modeling and Industrial Applied Mathematics
  • Location:  Raleigh, NC
  • Program dates:  May 17 -- July 31
  • Application deadline:  
  • Topics:  Modeling and Industrial Applied Mathematics
  • Notes:  Designed for African American, Hispanic, and Native American students who are traditionally under-represented in the mathematical sciences.
  • Location:  Fargo, ND
  • Program dates:  May 26 -- July 31
  • Application deadline:  January 29
  • Topics:  Visual representations and reasoning, Deconstructing assessments and instructional practices, Math in STEM, Student reasoning and metacognition
  • Notes:  Aimed at students in STEM education
  • Location:  Evanston, IL
  • Program dates:  June 15 -- August 14
  • Application deadline:  February 7
  • Topics:  astrophysics
  • Location:  Delaware, OH
  • Program dates:  May 18 -- July 24
  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • Topics:  Stellar Surface Imaging via Light Curve Inversion; Search for Exotic Shapes in the “Wild West” of the Nuclear Landscape; Sampling Distribution of Regression Statistics with Data Subjected to Type II Censoring; Artificial Intelligence for Modern Board Games; Analysis of Climate Feedbacks; Paleoclimate Dynamics and Transitions Between Multiple Climate States; Exploring Brain Rhythms
  • Location:  Corvallis, OR
  • Program dates:  June 22 -- August 14
  • Application deadline:  February 18
  • Topics:  Networks of low-tree width; quantum walks; dynamics of polynomials; cryptographic complexity; rank difference functions for multipartitions
  • Location:  Park City, UT
  • Program dates:  June 28 -- July 18
  • Application deadline:  January 31
  • Topics:  Algebraic geometry
  • Notes:  This is a summer program and will focus on an introduction to the topic and not focus on research.  Affiliated with the Institute for Advanced Study
  • Location:  Rochester, NY
  • Program dates:  June 8 -- July 31
  • Application deadline:  March 2
  • Topics:  Extremal graph theory; dynamical systems; Ramsey theory
  • San Diego, CA
  • Will NOT run this summer due to lack of funding.
  • Location:  Huntsville, TX
  • Program dates:  June 1 -- July 31
  • Application deadline:  February 20
  • Topics:  Modeling of Ecological Systems, Knot Theory and Strongly Regular Cayley Graphs
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Program dates:  June 7 -- August 15
  • Application deadline:  February 7
  • Topics:  mathematical modeling
  • Location:  Seattle, WA
  • Program dates:  June 22 -- August 14
  • Application deadline:  February 27
  • Topics:  Knot theory; Number theory and combinatorics
  • Location:  Potsdam, NY
  • Program dates:  May 27 -- July 21
  • Application deadline:  February 20
  • Topics:  Stochastic differential equations; Topological graph theory; Algebraic graph theory
  • Notes:  Also involves faculty from Clarkson University
  • Location:  College Station, TX
  • Program dates:  June 1 -- July 24
  • Application deadline:  February 16
  • Topics:  Number theory; algorithmic algebraic geometry; algebraic methods in computational biology
  • Location:  Berkeley, CA
  • Program dates:  June 22 -- August 14
  • Application deadline:  February 27
  • Topics:  topology of Schubert varieties and their degenerations, curvature shortening flows in the plane
  • Location:  Los Angeles, CA
  • Program dates:  June 21 -- July 11
  • Application deadlines:  February 28
  • Notes:  Students take two courses in logic as well as guided problem solving sessions.  Courses this summer are "determinancy" and "First order logic and Gödel's incompleteness theorems".  Includes stipend.
  • Location:  Los Angeles, CA
  • Program dates:  June 15 -- August 7
  • Application deadline:  February 13
  • Topics:  Applied and computational mathematics
  • Notes:  Only open to students from California institutions.  Non-US citizens can apply.
  • Location:  Merced, CA
  • Program dates:  June ?? -- August ?? (9 weeks)
  • Application deadline:  March 15
  • Topics:  Computational Modeling of Multiple Scattering of Light, Simulating Fluid Flow Using Exponential Time Integrators
  • Location:  Santa Barbara, CA
  • Program dates:  June 22 -- August 14
  • Application deadline:  February 10
  • Topics:  Sequential dynamical systems; matrix polynomials and structured linearizations; hyperplane arrangements, posets, and geometry
  • Location:  Chicago, IL
  • Program dates:  June 22 -- August 14
  • Application deadline:  February 27
  • Topics:  TBD
  • Location:  Storrs Mansfield, CT
  • Program dates:  May 26 -- July 31
  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • Topics:  Analysis on fractals; Math education; Representation theory; Stochastic stabilization of planar flows
  • Location:  Hilo, HI
  • Program dates:  June 13 -- July 18 (INTERNS);  June 13 -- August 7 (RESIDENTS)
  • Application deadline:  February 27
  • Topics:  Computational algebraic geometry (INTERNS); Factorization theory of monoids (RESIDENTS)
  • Location:  College Park, MD
  • Program dates:  June 8 -- July 31
  • Application deadline:  February 27
  • Topics:  Applied harmonic analysis, chaotic dynamics, geometry, mathematical physics, probability
  • Location:  College Park, MD
  • Program dates:  June 1 -- August 7
  • Application deadline:  February 20
  • Topics:  Nonlinear dynamics
  • Notes:  Training and Research Experiences in Nonlinear Dynamics (TREND)
  • Location:  Baltimore, MD
  • Program dates:  June 15 -- August 7
  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • Topics:  high performance computing
  • Location:  Ann Arbor, MI
  • Program dates:  Varies.  8 weeks falling in May 1 -- August 15
  • Application deadline:  February 13
  • Notes:  This REU  has topics which vary significantly depending on faculty mentor.
  • Location:  Duluth, MN
  • Program dates:  June 7 -- August 13
  • Application deadline:  February 15
  • Topics:  Drawn from graph theory, combinatorics, and number theory
  • Location:  Minneapolis, MN
  • Program dates:  May 24 -- July 18
  • Application deadline:  February 20
  • Topics:  Complex Systems
  • Location:  Minneapolis, MN
  • Program dates:  June 1 -- July 24
  • Application deadline:  February 14
  • Topics:  Algebraic combinatorics
  • Location:  Lincoln, NE
  • Program dates:  June 7 -- July 31 (??)
  • Application deadline:  February 16
  • Topics:  Applied mathematics
  • Location:  Lincoln, NE
  • Program dates:  June 8 -- July 17
  • Application deadline:  March 15
  • Notes: For graduating seniors.  Serves as preparation for starting graduate school.
  • Location:  Greensboro, NC
  • Program dates:  May 18 -- July 24
  • Application deadline:  March 6
  • Topics:  Math biology
  • Notes:  Pending funding
  • Location:  Chattanooga, TN
  • Program dates:  June 8 -- July 31
  • Application deadline:  March 15
  • Topics:  Differential and Difference Equations, Math Modeling in Biology and Number Theory and Probability
  • Location:  Tyler, TX
  • Program dates:  May 25 -- July 17
  • Application deadline:  February 27
  • Topics:  Chemical graph theory; algebraic graph theory; reliability polynomials
  • Location:  Seattle, WA
  • Program dates:  June 22 -- August 14
  • Application deadline:  April 1
  • Topics:  Inverse problems, algebraic combinatorics, computational number theory
  • Location:  Seattle, WA
  • Program dates:  June 22 -- August 28
  • Application deadline:  February 28
  • Topics:  Physics
  • Location:  Carrollton, GA
  • Program dates:  June 8 -- July 31
  • Application deadline:  February 17
  • Topics:  Combinatorics, number theory, graph theory
  • Location:  La Crosse, WI
  • Application deadline:  February 15
  • Program dates:  June 1 -- august 7
  • Topics:  Modeling and Analysis of the Indian Bat Subject to Multiple Extinction Stressors; Combining Empirical and Theoretical Approaches to Better Understand the Persistence of Waterfowl Disease in the Upper Mississippi River
  • Note:  Pending NSF funding
  • Location:  Menomonie, WI
  • Notes:  This program will NOT run during 2015.
  • Location:  Valparaiso, IN
  • Program dates:  May 27 -- July 29
  • Application deadline:  February 23
  • Topics:  Enumerative combinatorics; mathematical biology; statistics
  • Location:  Winston-Salem, NC
  • Program dates:  June 8 -- August 7
  • Application deadline:  February 18
  • Topics:  Number theory
  • Location:  St. Louis, MO
  • Program dates:  May 26 -- August 7
  • Application deadline:  February 13
  • Topics:  Computer science
  • Location:  Morgantown, WV
  • Program dates:  June 7 -- August 2
  • Application deadline:  February 27
  • Topics:  Graph theory and combinatorics
  • Location:  Salem, OR
  • Program dates:  June 1 -- July 24
  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • Topics:  Ring and matrix theory
  • Location:  Williamstown, MA
  • Program dates:  June 15 -- August 14
  • Application deadline:  February 11
  • Topics:  Arithmetic Combinatorics; Combinatorial Geometry; Commutative Algebra; Geometry; Hyperbolic Knots;Number Theory & Harmonic Analysis
  • Location:  Rock Hill, SC
  • Program dates:  May 26 -- July 24
  • Application deadline:  February 13
  • Topics:  mathematical biology
  • Location:  Worcester, MA
  • Program dates:  May 27 -- July 24
  • Application deadline:  February 20
  • Topics:  Industrial mathematics and statistics