Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
2023 REU Program Details
The purpose of the program is to give a team of three motivated and skilled students an
immersive research and professional development experience in number theory, working with
Dr. Holly Swisher.
The 2022 program is scheduled to run from Monday, June 26, 2023 through Friday, August 4, 2023.
Applications must be received by 8:59pm pacific time on February 22, 2023.
Participants must be United States citizens or permanent residents and must be returning
to their undergraduate institutions for at least one semester. Some preference is given
to those graduating during the year following the summer program.
Underrepresented Minority Groups in STEM:
We are committed to broadening participating by URM students in mathematics, and value
participants from a diversity of backgrounds. We aim to ensure our research group includes
participants from underrepresented minority groups in STEM.
Participants receive a $3600 stipend ($600/week), a $750 travel allowance, and a $1500
campus housing and subsistence allowance (covers a dorm room and additional money for food).
As part of the program, students will receive research mentoring, professional development,
and attend seminars on a variety of topics. We encourage students to present their
work at professional conferences after the program.
Participants are expected to spend the majority of their time working on the research project.
Teams are encouraged to work together for maximum benefit, but some students may additionally
work on solo projects. The use of computation can be an invaluable tool in investigating
mathematical phenomena and is also encouraged.
In general, our projects emphasize research with a high level of scholarship. Each team of
students submits a written report of their research at the end of the program which appears
in our proceedings series
. In addition, before the end of
the program we will hold a strategy session on publishing and research dissemination.
This will include planning for publishing a paper in a research journal, if possible.
Such research journals may be aimed at undergraduates, professionals, or both.
Students will give two talks during the program, one near the beginning and one final presentation.
We also host two panel discussions for professional development. The first, near the
beginning of the program, covers the basics of conducting research. The second, toward
the end of the program, covers questions students may have about graduate school and careers
in STEM. A variety of guests give seminar talks on a wide range of mathematical topics.
Students share an office in the mathematics building, and have access to computers and the
library. We have afternoon teas and a few social events as well, including a pizza party.
Details on Potential Projects:
Details about proposed projects are available at the project description page