This eight-week summer program, supported by the National Science Foundation, aims to give its participants a clear understanding of the world of mathematics, primarily through firsthand experience. The dates of the 2013 program are tentatively June 16-August 10. Participants are grouped into research teams, led by a graduate student and the program director, and given added training by several experts. Teams engage in original research, of significant interest and potential impact. Participants receive a generous stipend ($5000 for undergraduates), room and partial board.
Expected participant outcomes include mastery of the problem area, appreciation of mathematical scholarship, improvement of technical speaking/writing skills, presentation of results at scholarly conferences, and publication of results in scholarly journals.
Some participant comments on an anonymous survey: "a life changing experience", "the most influential event of my adult life", "an amazing experience", "prepared me for my future life", "I knew I picked the right REU after the first week", "fun, educational, and professional", "accomplished meaningful and substantial research", "the greatest impact of any professional development activity that I've had[...] including earning my M.A.", "San Diego is a beautiful city", "San Diego is great!".
If you have any questions about the program not answered by this website, please contact the program director .