San Diego State University Mathematics Research Experience for Undergraduates

Note: The 2015 program is CANCELLED. Please check back in January 2016 for news about the 2016 program.

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 2015 program will not be held due to NSF funding issues. Participants are grouped into research teams, led by a graduate student, the program directors, and given added training by a visiting expert. 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", "San Diego is a beautiful city", "the most influential event of my adult life", "a large positive on my career", "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 great!".

For more participant testimonials, see the survey results from 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014.

If you have any questions about the program not answered by this website, please contact the program director .

This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants 0647384 and 1061366. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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