Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Note: All our positions have now been filled for our 2016 program.
REU 2016 Dates :
06/20/2016 - 08/12/2016
This is the home page for the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program in Mathematics at
Oregon State University. OSU has offered a REU Program in Mathematics nearly every summer since 1987!
Holly Swisher is directing the program this year. The program will support 10
undergraduate students and will run for eight weeks during the summers of 2015. 2016, and 2017.
This site contains links to more detailed description of the program, descriptions of potential projects,
and application information.
Why consider Oregon State University? Three good reasons are the beautiful location, the helpful
faculty and the range of projects available. Here are some comments by previous students.
Patrick Dynes (2015):
"I appreciated that the OSU REU gave us a genuine research experience.
The research projects were fun, but often frustrating, challenges. This allowed us to shape
the direction of the projects as we delved deeper into our research. I think this is the most
important goal of an REU: to show students what research is actually like, and to encourage
those students who decide they might want to pursue mathematics after the program is complete."
Alexa Rust (2013):
"I cannot think of a better way to have spent my summer. I made great friends
and had a fantastic time doing mathematical research."
Joey Dickens (2013):
"A great place to do math for the summer. The advisors help their students
just enough to allow them to do their own original thinking. A great experience!"
Matt Mizuhara (2010):
"The Oregon State University REU in mathematics provided me an incredible and
enlightening exposure to extensive research. The tools gained will last a lifetime, and the
experiences had will always be some of my most memorable. It was a truly unique and broadening
Emily Putnam (2001):
"The REU at OSU is a wonderful, intellectually stimulating program, providing
great exposure to higher math. Come and have fun for your summer working in areas you won't see in
your regular program."
Jennifer Kimble (2001):
"The REU at Oregon State is definitely worth your time. The atmosphere is
relaxed, so all you have to worry about is your project. The state of Oregon is absolutely beautiful
and is a 'must see' for everyone."
Braden Soper (2001):
"The Oregon State University REU was a great experience that made for a
wonderful summer. It provided an intellectually and socially stimulating environment placed in one
of the most beautiful states in the country. I highly recommend it. GO BEAVERS!"