Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

This nine-week summer program, supported by the National Science Foundation, will provide an opportunity for 12 undergraduate students, working in four teams of three students each, to study under a professor in an area of specific interest. The dates of the 2016 program are from June 1 through July 29. The participants will work with their professors to produce research results. Students participating in the REU program will also receive a stipend and provisions for housing for the duration of the program.

Particulars for the 2016 Program:

  • The Program will run from Wednesday, June 1 through Friday, July 29;
  • Students receive a $4,500 stipend, roundtrip transportation to and from Huntsville, and paid housing;
  • Project areas are Mathematical Modeling of Ecosystems, Computational Algebra, and Differential Topology (detailed project descriptions can be found in the links to the right);
  • Applications can be submitted through;
  • A completed application consists of the cover sheet, an unofficial transcript of all completed college level work, 2 faculty recommendations, a separate list of all Mathematics courses attempted with grades; and a no more than 500-word statement explaining your interest in the Program and how you believe participation will benefit your professional development;
  • We are only able to accept applications from United States Citizens and Permanent Residents;
  • Deadline for receipt of all materials (including faculty references) is Friday, February 26, 2016, at 5 p.m. CDT.