2016 Math REUs

This page contains a listing of the undergraduate math REUs that will run in the summer of 2016.  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:  Boise, ID
  • Program dates:  May 29 -- July 30
  • Application deadline:  March 1  (application)
  • 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:  Providence, RI
  • Program dates:  June 20 -- August 12
  • Application deadline:  February 15
  • Topics:  Applied Mathematics;  Integrating Dynamics and Stochastics

California State University, Chico

  • Location:  Chico, CA
  • Program dates:  May 30 -- July 16
  • Application deadline:  May 2
  • Topics:  Statistics, mathematical modeling
  • Location:  Fresno, CA
  • Program dates:  June 1 -- July 22
  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • Topics:  Time series analysis, Bayesian analysis, multiplier sequences
  • Location:  San Bernardino, CA
  • Program dates:  July 5 -- August 26
  • Application deadline:  February 17
  • Topics:  Geometry and knot theory
  • Location:  Pittsburgh, PA
  • Program dates:  May 31 -- July 26
  • 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:  Clemson, SC
  • Program dates:  June 6 -- July 29
  • Application deadline:  March 30
  • Topics:  collaborative data, visualization
  • Location:  Ithaca, NY
  • Program dates:  June 20 -- August 12
  • Application deadline:  February 25
  • Topics:  Analysis on fractals; topological methods in discrete geometry; nonlinear heat equations
  • Location:  Piscataway, NJ  (possible time in Prague)
  • Program dates:  May 31 -- July 29  (July 19 -- July 30 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 6 -- July 29
  • Application deadline:  January 31
  • Topics:  biostatistics, statistical genetics
  • Location:  Johnston City, TN
  • Program dates:  June 6 -- August 5
  • Application deadline:  February 26
  • Topics:  modeling and computation; probability and combinatorics
  • Location:  West Lafayette, IN (Purdue University)
  • Program dates:  June 6 -- July 2
  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • Notes:  A program for women entering into PhD programs
  • Location:  Atlanta, GA
  • Program dates:  June 1 -- July 12
  • Applications deadline:  February 15
  • Topics:  Arithmetic geometry and number theory
  • Notes:  Pending funding from the NSF
  • Location:  Fairfield, CT
  • Program dates:  May 30 -- July 22
  • Application deadline:  March 5
  • Topics:  Factorization properties of rings and modules; Chaos and integrability in mathematical billiards; Graph theory and commutative algebra
  • Location:  Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Program dates:  July 4 -- August 31
  • Application deadline:  February 29
  • Topics:  Random matrix goemetry; convexity in Teichmuller space; patching concurrent systems; the mathematics of glass; 
  • Note:  Open to US/international students.
  • Location:  Melbourne, FL
  • Program dates:  February 28
  • Application deadline:  June 1 -- July 27
  • Topics:  Nonlinear partial differential equations; inverse problems; dynamical systems and chaos theory

Florida Institute of Technology (AMALTHEA REU)

  • Location:  Melbourne, FL
  • Program dates:  May 9 -- July 15
  • Application deadline:  March 31
  • Topics:  Machine learning
  • Location:  Allendale, MI
  • Program dates:  June 12 -- August 7
  • Application deadline:  February 19
  • Topics:  Lottery voting; Graphs and election simulation; Big data analysis and visualization; Outer billiards; Geometry and groups; Graph embeddings; Equal circle packings
  • Location:  Cambridge, MA
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- August 13
  • Application deadline:  February 1
  • Topics:  Systems biology; computational biology; bioinformatics
  • Location:  Normal, IL
  • Program dates:  June 6 -- July 29
  • Application deadline:  February 19
  • Topics:  Combinatorics, design theory, graph theory
  • Notes:  Looking for pre-service and in-service secondary mathematics teachers
  • Location:  Princeton, NJ
  • Program dates:  May 9 -- May 20
  • Application deadline:  February 19
  • Topics:  Curves, loops and words in geometry
  • Notes:  Requires undergraduate knowledge of group theory and topology
  • Location:  Providence, RI
  • Program dates:  June 20 -- August 12
  • Application deadline:  February 15
  • Topics:  Applied dynamical systems; pattern formations; PDE models
  • Notes:  Some possible funding for international students
  • Location:  Los Angeles, CA
  • Program dates:  June 20 -- August 19
  • Application deadline:  February 14
  • Topics:  Applied mathematics with industry connections
  • Notes:  Open to international students as well as graduating students
  • Location:  Hong Kong, China
  • Program dates:  June 6 -- August 5
  • Application deadline:  February 14
  • Topics:  Applied mathematics with industry connections
  • Notes:  English is only language requirement.  Need participants who are tolerant of and adaptable to cultural differences.
  • Location:  Manhattan, KS
  • Program dates:  May 31 -- July 26 
  • Application deadline:  early March
  • Topics:  preparation for graduate school
  • Location:  Baton Rouge, LA
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- July 29
  • Application deadline:  TBA
  • Topics:  Invariants in Constructive Galois Theory; Algebraic Geometry and Knot theory
  • Note: CANCELLED -- no funding
  • Location:  Tempe, AZ
  • Program dates:  June 8 -- July 30
  • 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 6 -- August 12
  • Application deadline:  January 31
  • 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.
  • Location:  Berkeley, CA
  • Program dates:  June 11 -- July 24
  • Application deadline:  February 15
  • Topics:  Sandpile groups
  • Location:  Oxford, OH
  • Program dates:  June 6 -- July 22
  • 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.  Underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • CANCELLED for summer 2016
  • Location:  East Lansing, MI
  • Program dates:  May 22 -- July 16
  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • Topics:  Games on graphs, Recursive Polynomials, Brownian Motion & Fractals
  • Notes:  recruiting students who either at an earlier stage of their studies (usually completing their freshman or sophomore year) or who have are at a later stage but who have not had access to the opportunities that a large research university provides.
  • Location:  Springfield, MO
  • Program dates:  June 6 -- July 29
  • Application deadline:  March 4
  • Topics:  Higher Codimension Bifurcations in Models of Neuronal Systems; Properties of Graphs Associated to Groups; Finite Point Configurations; Convergence of Polygons and Polyhedrons
  • Location:  Cambridge, MA
  • Program dates:  June 6 -- June 17
  • Application deadline:  March 27
  • Topics:  vectorfield method; formation of shock waves; wave propagation in black hole spacetimes; kinetic theory.  Note aimed at advanced undergraduates and beginning graduates.
  • Location:   Allentown, PA
  • Program dates:  May 31 -- July 29
  • Application deadline:  March 15 (will continue until slots filled)
  • Topics:  Integer sequences related to OEIS
  • Location:  Knoxville, TN
  • Program dates:  June 6 -- July 29
  • Application deadline:  February 12
  • 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:  February 15
  • 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 29 -- August 6
  • Application deadline:  January 29
  • Topics:  student reasoning; math in STEM; instructional practices
  • Notes:  Aimed at students in STEM education
  • Location:  Evanston, IL
  • Program dates:  June 13 -- August 12
  • Application deadline:  February 1
  • Topics:  astrophysics
  • Location:  Delaware, OH
  • Program dates:  May 16 -- July 21
  • Application deadline:  February 29
  • Topics:  scientific computation, including numberical, sumbolic, and data visualization.
  • Location:  Corvallis, OR
  • Program dates:  June 20 -- August 12
  • Application deadline:  February 24
  • Topics:  geometry; combinatorics of partitions; coalescent properties; polynomials and dynamics; discrete optimization
  • Location:  Park City, UT
  • Program dates:  June 1 -- July 29
  • Application deadline:  February 26
  • Topics:  Data Analysis with Wavelets and Other Mathematical Tools; Visualizing and Learning the Structure in Data
  • 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 8 -- July 23
  • Application deadline:  February 15
  • Topics:  Mathematical biology
  • Location:  West Lafayette, IN
  • Program dates:  June 13 -- August 5
  • Application deadline:  April 1 (?)
  • Topics:  algebraic geometry; random walks and probability theory
  • Location:  Rochester, NY
  • Program dates:  June 6 -- July 29
  • Application deadline:  March 2
  • Topics:  Extremal graph theory; dynamical systems
  • Location:  Huntsville, TX
  • Program dates:  June 1 -- July 31
  • Application deadline:  February 20
  • Topics:  Mathematical Modeling of Ecosystems, Computational Algebra, and Differential Topology
  • Location:  San Diego, CA
  • Program dates:  June 20 -- August 12
  • Application deadline:  March 4
  • Topics:  Imaging through atmospheric turbulence; Analysis of Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms for Bayesian statistical methods
  • Notes:  pending funding from the NSF
  • Location:  Santa Fe, NM
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- August 13
  • Application deadline:  January 4
  • Topics:  mathematical modeling
  • Location:  Seattle, WA
  • Program dates:  June 20 -- August 12
  • Application deadline:  February 26
  • Topics:  knot theory; combinatorics
  • Location:  St. Mary's City, MD
  • Program dates:  June 13 -- July 29
  • Application deadlines:  April 4
  • Notes:  Aimed at under-represented students early in their career, i.e., have had Calculus II and maybe Linear Algebra; but students with Abstract Algebra and Analysis courses should not apply.
  • Location:  Potsdam, NY
  • Program dates:  June 6 -- July 29
  • Application deadline:  February 15
  • Topics:  Topological graph theory; Algebraic graph theory
  • Notes:  Also involves faculty from Clarkson University
  • Location:  College Station, TX
  • Program dates:  May 31 -- July 22
  • Application deadline:  February 14
  • Topics:  Algebraic Methods in Computational Biology, Algorithmic Algebraic Geometry, and Number Theory
  • Location:  Los Angeles, CA
  • Program dates:  June 13 -- August 5
  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • Topics:  applied mathematics
  • Notes:  Only open to students from California or attending California institutions
  • Location:  Los Angeles, CA
  • Program dates:  July 10 -- July 30
  • Application deadlines:  March 4
  • Notes:  Students take courses in logic as well as guided problem solving sessions.  Courses this summer are "cardinal arithmetic", "forcing and independence in set theory" and "o-minimality, variations, and applications".  Includes stipend/travel support.
  • Location:  Santa Barbara, CA
  • Program dates:  June 20 -- August 12
  • Application deadline:  February 10
  • Topics:  Braided linear algebra; matrix polynomials and structured linearizations; Combinatorial models of quantum algebras
  • Location:  Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Program dates:  August 14 -- 20
  • Application deadline:  April 2
  • Topics:  The workshop will combine lectures on the mathematics of supersymmetry, emphasizing graph theory and algebraic structures, with problem-solving sessions. 
  • Notes:  Will take US students
  • Location:  Chicago, IL
  • Program dates:  June 20 -- August 12
  • Application deadline:  February 19
  • Topics:  TBD
  • Location:  Storrs Mansfield, CT
  • Program dates:  June 1 -- August 5
  • Application deadline:  February 14
  • Topics:  Mathematical biology
  • Location:  Chicago, IL
  • Program dates:  May 23 -- June 3
  • Application deadline:  March 15
  • Topics:  Commutative algebra
  • Note:  Short two-week REU program.
  • Location:  College Park, MD
  • Program dates:  June 13 -- August 5
  • Application deadline:  February 26
  • Topics:  algebraic geometry and combinatorics, applied harmonic analysis, mathematical biology,  numerical PDEs, and scientific computing
  • Location:  College Park, MD
  • Program dates:  June 6 -- August 12
  • Application deadline:  February 8
  • Topics:  Nonlinear dynamics
  • Notes:  Training and Research Experiences in Nonlinear Dynamics (TREND)
  • Location:  Baltimore, MD
  • Program dates:  June 19 -- August 12
  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • Topics:  high performance computing
  • Location:  Ann Arbor, MI
  • Program dates:  varies, between May 1 and August 15
  • Application deadline:  February 5
  • Topics:  "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."
  • Location:  Duluth, MN
  • Program dates:  June 5 -- August 11
  • Application deadline:  February 10
  • Topics:  Drawn from graph theory, combinatorics, and number theory
  • Note:  This is the premier REU; highly competitive!
  • Location:  Minneapolis, MN
  • Program dates:  June 8 - August 2
  • Application deadline:  February 20
  • Topics:  Algebraic combinatorics
  • Location:  Greensboro, NC
  • Program dates:  May 15 -- July 22
  • Application deadline:  March 4
  • Topics:  Math biology
  • Notes:  Pending funding
  • Location:  Tyler, TX
  • Program dates:  May 31 -- July 22
  • Application deadline:  February 16
  • Topics:  Chemical graph theory; algebraic graph theory; inverse semigroups
  • Location:  Seattle, WA
  • Program dates:  June 20 -- August 12
  • Application deadline:  April 1
  • Topics:  Inverse problems, algebraic combinatorics, computational number theory
  • Location:  Seattle, WA
  • Program dates:  June 20 -- August 26
  • Application deadline:  February 29
  • Topics:  Physics
  • Location:  Bothell, WA
  • Program dates:  June 20 -- August 12
  • Application deadline:  February 29
  • Topics:  Knot theory; Tiling theory; Spectral subgradient methods for optimization
  • Location:  Carrollton, GA
  • Program dates:  June 6 -- July 29
  • Application deadline:  February 15, 2016
  • Topics:  Combinatorics, Number Theory, Graph Theory
  • Location:  La Crosse, WI
  • Program dates:  June 6 - August 12
  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • Topics:  Mathematical ecology
  • Location:  Stout, WI
  • Program dates:  June 12 -- August 6
  • Application deadline:  February 15
  • Topics:  Interdisciplinary including mathematical modeling (LAKES = Linking Applied Knowledge in Environmental Sustainability)
  • Location:  Valparaiso, IN
  • Program dates:  May 25 -- July 27
  • Application deadline:  February 22
  • Topics:  Enumerative combinatorics; mathematical biology; statistics
  • Notes:  Pending funding
  • Location:  Winston-Salem, NC
  • Program dates:  June 6 -- August 5
  • Application deadline:  February 14
  • 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 26 -- August 12
  • Application deadline:  February 12
  • Topics:  Computer science
  • Location:  Salem, OR
  • Program dates:  June 6 -- July 29
  • Application deadline:  February 21
  • Topics:  Statistics and random processes
  • Location:  Williamstown, MA
  • Program dates:  June 13 -- August 13
  • Application deadline:  February 10
  • Topics:  Differential equations; Ergodic theory; Geometry; Hyperbolic knots; Mathematical ecology; Number theory & harmonic analysis
  • Location:  Rock Hill, SC
  • Program dates:  May 23 -- July 22
  • Application deadline:  February 22
  • Topics:  Mathematical biology
  • Location:  Worcester, MA
  • Program dates:  May 31 -- July 30
  • Application deadline:  February 15
  • Topics:  Industrial mathematics and statistics
  • Location:  Worcester, MA
  • Program dates:  May 23 -- July 29
  • Application deadline:  March 20
  • Topics:  data analytics, data mining, machine learning, statistical learning, data bases, visualization, big data infrastructures, cloud computing, and mobile computing