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:

Research with a CC Mathematics/Computer Science faculty member

A small number of research opportunities are available in our department. This typically involves work on a professor's existing research program (1-2 students per project). The time commitment varies and can be flexible (typically 5-10 weeks). Professors can apply to the College for funding for summer research students (which can include need-based housing), and proposals will be due in mid-February.  We will be surveying students on research interests early in Block 5 but we encourage you to get an idea of faculty research projects by looking at faculty web pages or, better yet, contacting faculty who you might be interested in working with.  


REUs: Research Experiences for Undergraduate Students

These programs are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and last for about two months. A complete list can be found hereLinks to an external site.. There are programs in all scientific disciplines. Click on Mathematical Sciences or Computer and Information Science and Engineering to see the REU sites in these disciplines.

"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:

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.


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