Applying to REUs

The National Science Foundation sponsors a number of summer research internships for undergraduate mathematics majors.  

These programs typically last 8 to 10 weeks, and during that time students are exposed to a new research topic and given a problem of their own to work on.  Wellesley students have been regular participators in REUs, and their experiences have been overwhelming positive. 

If you are interested in participating in an REU for a given summer, you should speak to a faculty advisor as soon as possible in the preceding school year.  Applications are often duein the winter or spring, though one should usually start thinking about her application well in advance of that time.  

Available REU programs typically vary from year to year, though the AMS provides a list of REU programs (beware: this list isn't always up to date!).  If you are preparing an REU application, you would be well-served to read the following guide to competitive REU applications composed by the Grand Valley State University REU program.

Upcoming Events

Monday, Nov 10

The weekly student seminar meets today, with Snow Zhang giving a presentation called "The Diagonalization Theorem and Undecidability."  We will meet in SCI362 at 12:25 for lunch, and then move to SCI364 for the talk around 12:40.

Wednesday, Nov 12

The math department hosts its next colloquium, where the speak is Cornelia Van Cott from the University of San Francisco.  Her talk is "Sometimes Pi equals 4."  We will serve refreshments in 362 from 3:45 to 4:15, then move to room 396 for the talk at 4:15.  

Monday, Nov 17

The weekly student seminar meets today, with Lulu Ye giving a presentation.  We will meet in SCI362 at 12:25 for lunch, and then move to SCI364 for the talk around 12:40.

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