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REU Program Details

2024 Research Experience for Undergraduates

REU Program Details

2024 Research Experience for Undergraduates


The purpose of the program is to give a team of three motivated and skilled students an immersive research and professional development experience in number theory, working with Dr. Holly Swisher.

Program Dates

The 2024 program is scheduled to run from Monday, July 1, 2024 through Friday, August 9, 2024.

Applications must be received by 8:59 p.m. pacific time on February 14, 2024.


Participants must be United States citizens or permanent residents and must be returning to their undergraduate institutions for at least one semester. Some preference is given to those graduating during the year following the summer program.

Underrepresented minority groups in STEM

We are committed to broadening participating by underrepresented students in mathematics, and value participants from a diversity of backgrounds. We aim to ensure our research group includes participants from underrepresented minority groups in STEM.


Participants receive a $3600 stipend ($600/week), a $750 travel allowance, and a $1500 campus housing and subsistence allowance (covers a dorm room and additional money for food). As part of the program, students will receive research mentoring, professional development, and attend seminars on a variety of topics. We encourage students to present their work at professional conferences after the program.

Research projects

Participants are expected to spend the majority of their time working on the research project. Teams are encouraged to work together for maximum benefit, but some students may additionally work on solo projects. The use of computation can be an invaluable tool in investigating mathematical phenomena and is also encouraged. In general, our projects emphasize research with a high level of scholarship. Each team of students submits a written report of their research at the end of the program which appears in our proceedings series. In addition, before the end of the program we will hold a strategy session on publishing and research dissemination. This will include planning for publishing a paper in a research journal, if possible. Such research journals may be aimed at undergraduates, professionals, or both.

Other activities

Students will give two talks during the program, one near the beginning and one final presentation. We also host two panel discussions for professional development. The first, near the beginning of the program, covers the basics of conducting research. The second, toward the end of the program, covers questions students may have about graduate school and careers in STEM. A variety of guests give seminar talks on a wide range of mathematical topics. Students share an office in the mathematics building, and have access to computers and the library. We have afternoon teas and a few social events as well, including a pizza party.