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Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs

The American Mathematical Society maintains a list of available REUs on its website: Application deadlines for these programs are typically in January and February, but you should check the details of the individual REU(s) in which you have an interest.


Summer job, PROMYS, Boston University

Boston University is looking for dedicated undergraduates with strong mathematical backgrounds to work as counselors in its Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS) for six weeks during the summer. Counselors receive free room and board, plus a six-week salary of $2,700. For more information, visit


REU in Mathematics and Computation at Bard College

The Research Experience for Undergraduates at Bard College runs for eight weeks each summer. It offers the opportunity to work with faculty on active research projects. It is running four programs; participants will receive a stipend of $3,200, free on-campus housing, and up to $800 in travel expenses. Applications are welcome from sophomore and junior mathematics majors. For more information, visit


Summer Institutes for Training in Biostatistics

Eight Summer Institutes for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS) are scheduled for the summer, including one at Boston University. These institutes are sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Center for Research Resources. SIBS introduces quantitatively-oriented undergraduate students to Biostatistics through coursework and hands-on experience working with real data collected in major clinical studies. Participants receive college credit that can transfer back to their home institutions. All costs are covered including tuition, housing, and all meals. Visit for the websites of each of the programs.


Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth is looking for students who might be interested in summer employment as an Instructor or Teaching Assistant. The Center offers challenging academic programs for highly talented elementary, middle, and high school students from across the country and around the world. They are currently seeking individuals with expertise in mathematical modeling, game theory, probability and statistics, inductive and deductive reasoning/mathematical logic; cryptology, and number theory. For more information, visit the program website:


Summer Math Tutor, Options Through Education (OTE) Program, Boston College

Boston College's OTE Program is looking for summer tutors in mathematics. This is a part-time position involving 12.5 evening tutoring hours per week for the six-week program duration, plus some additional commitments. For more information, please visit the program's website:


Summer Program for Women in Mathematics, George Washington University

The George Washington University Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SWPM 2010) is a five-week intensive program for mathematically-talented undergraduate women who are completing their junior year and may be comtemplating graduate study in the mathematical sciences. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent resident undergraduate women. Acceptance to the program includes a travel allowance, campus room and board, and a stipend. For more information, visit the program website:


Math REU at Oakland University

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Oakland University holds an eight-week NSF-sponsored REU program in computational mathematics and statistics. The program is open to all U.S. citizens or permanent residents who meet the mathematical qualifications, and includes a stipend and travel allowance, as well as room and board. For more information, visit the program's website:


Harvard School of Public Health

The HSPH Summer Program in Quantitative Sciences is an intensive four-week program, during which highly qualified undergraduates receive a whirlwind introduction to the fields of biostatistics and epidemiology and to the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental, public health, and medical research. Participants will take courses, attend seminars, and work on small-group research projects directed by faculty and graduate student mentors. For more information, visit the program's website:


Universities Space Research Association

The NASA Undergraduate Research Program (USRP) offers students in their sophomore, junior, or senior years majoring in science, engineering and mathematics the opportunity to gain hands-on technical research experience on projects aligned with NASA's research focus areas. For more information, visit the USRP website:


Valparaiso Experience in Research by Undergraduate Mathematicians (VERUM)

The VERUM program seeks rising sophomore and junior students looking for a research experience in mathematical sciences. More details about the research projects for this year and the program, as well as application instructions, can be found at the Valparaiso University Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science website:


Carleton College Summer Mathematics Program

Carleton College's 14th summer program for first- and second-year women supports and encourages women to pursue advanced degrees in mathematics. Program size is limited to 18 participants. For more information, visit Carleton's website:


Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE)

The EDGE Summer program invites women to participate in a post baccalaureate summer enrichment program designed to enhance their ability to successfully complete graduate programs in the mathematical sciences. For more information, visit the EDGE website:


The Director's Summer Program (DSP), National Security Agency

Each summer, the NSA invites about two dozen undergraduate mathematics majors to collaborate with each other and with NSA mathematicians on problems critical to the intelligence gathering and information assurance missions of the agency. Salary is commensurate with education level. A full year of abstract algebra and analysis are recommended; some computer experience is desirable, particularly with C or C++, and mathematical software packages. To apply, students should send a resume, at least two letters of recommendation from faculty members familiar with their technical work, and current transcripts. A list of courses which will have been completed by the end of the academic year should be included. All applicants must be U.S. citizens. Information should be sent to: National Security Agency, ATTN: R1 (DSP) Suite 6515, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-6515. Applications must be received by October 15.


Intensive Mathematics: a Mentoring, Education and Research Summer Experience

IMMERSE is an NSF-funded research and mentoring experience in algebra and analysis for beginning graduate students in mathematics.  It is hosted by the Department of Mathematics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  For more information, visit the IMMERSE website:


 Fairfield University REU

 Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT) announces a new Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Mathematics and Computational Science for Summer 2011. Sponsored by a three-year grant through the National Science Foundation, we will host our 2011 program from June 13 to August 5. The three research groups for our first program will engage in original mathematics projects in the following areas: One-Dimensional Combinatorial Dynamics, Three-Dimensional Hyperbolic Geometry, and Nielsen Theory for Generic Maps on Surfaces. Stipends, housing and travel funds will be provided. For more details, please visit their webpage.