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, Sept 15

The math department's student seminar kicks off for the semester.  Join us at 12:20 in room 362 for food and a mathematics talk by a fellow Wellesley math enthusiast.

Wednesday, Sept 17

This year's Math Games will be held from 4-6 in room 362 of the science center.  No particular mathematics experience is needed; bring your friends and come join the fun!

Monday, Sept 22

The weekly student seminar meets in room 362 at 12:20.  The department will provide lunch, and one of your peers will provide a great talk.  All are welcome to attend!

Tuesday, Sept 30

Dan Rockmore from Dartmouth College will deliver our annual Martha Davenport Heard lecture. The talk starts at 4:15, and afterwards we'll go to the College Club for dinner

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