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Research Opportunities


New research opportunities are regularly posted on our Canvas Resource page for Math and Computer Science majors. Here are some of the latest:

"NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program [REU = Research Experience for Undergraduate Students]. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.

By using the web page, Search for an REU Site, you may examine opportunities in the subject areas supported by various NSF units. Also, you may search by keywords to identify sites in particular research areas or with certain features, such as a particular location.

Students must contact the individual sites for information and application materials. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants. A contact person and contact information is listed for each site."

REUs are usually geared toward Juniors, however, we have had Sophomores in the past who got in. More information can be found here:

https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.jsp

Click on Mathematical Sciences for Math REUs or on Computer and Information Science and Engineering for CS REUs. The application deadlines are usually in the spring and vary from site to site. You will need at least one letter of recommendation from one of your professors. It is a good idea to ask your letter-writer early (before winter break would be good timing), so that they have time to write a strong letter to support your application.