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

Tuesday, Apr 1

Our second colloquium of the semester will be given by Shannon Stock from College of the Holy Cross.  We'll meet in 364 for snacks at 3:45 then head to 392 at 4:15 for her talk.

Monday, Apr 14

Student seminar this week will be led by Maria Tilden.  Join us for lunch at 12:20 in room 362, then we'll move to 364 around 12:35 for the talk. Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday, Apr 22

Our third colloquium of the semester will be given by Nathan Karst from Babson College.  We'll meet in 364 for snacks at 3:45 then head to 392 at 4:15 for her talk.

Monday, Apr 28

Student seminar this week will be led by Michelle Lam.  Join us for lunch at 12:20 in room 362, then we'll move to 364 around 12:35 for the talk. Everyone is welcome!

 

 

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