2019 Math REU Thread

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by ljsreader » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:08 pm

I got accepted to PCMI early this morning, so it sounds like those acceptances are on their way! I'm excited but also hoping to hear back from a few other programs. Good luck to everyone!

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by Integreat » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:12 pm

Not sure if this happened to anyone else, but I was accepted to the apprentice program at UChicago, but apparently I was actually admitted to the full program? I just received the incorrect email for whatever reason. :?
ljsreader wrote:I got accepted to PCMI early this morning, so it sounds like those acceptances are on their way! I'm excited but also hoping to hear back from a few other programs. Good luck to everyone!
Congrats! I was hoping to get in, but I haven't heard anything yet...

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by ljsreader » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:30 pm

Integreat wrote:Not sure if this happened to anyone else, but I was accepted to the apprentice program at UChicago, but apparently I was actually admitted to the full program? I just received the incorrect email for whatever reason. :?
ljsreader wrote:I got accepted to PCMI early this morning, so it sounds like those acceptances are on their way! I'm excited but also hoping to hear back from a few other programs. Good luck to everyone!
Congrats! I was hoping to get in, but I haven't heard anything yet...
And congrats to you on Chicago--that's awesome!!!

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by vltzal » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:34 pm

Summer@ICERM and UCLA RIPS have given out some acceptances

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by szhang25 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:59 pm

Does anyone here have experience with the Summer@ICERM REU? If so, could you share a little bit about your thoughts? I just got an offer today and am super excited! But I’m currently trying to evaluate whether I should renege a tech internship offer for the program. I want to go to grad school for math at some point, and I’m not sure which path I should take for this summer (internship or research).

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by jababa123 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:36 pm

ljsreader wrote:I got accepted to PCMI early this morning, so it sounds like those acceptances are on their way! I'm excited but also hoping to hear back from a few other programs. Good luck to everyone!
Congrats! I applied too, but haven't heard back from them.

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by vltzal » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:28 pm

JMU sent emails to shortlisted applicants requesting answers to some questions

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by Orpheus11235 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:20 pm

vltzal wrote:JMU sent emails to shortlisted applicants requesting answers to some questions
Which project?

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by vltzal » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:25 pm

Orpheus11235 wrote:
vltzal wrote:JMU sent emails to shortlisted applicants requesting answers to some questions
Which project?
Algebraic and Geometric Invariants of Incidence Structures

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by ac2m » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:40 pm

apa2021 wrote:I believe DIMACS acceptances are out, unsure if it's for every project or just some projects.
Do you know which projects? I'm assuming I got rejected since I haven't heard back

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by cheese » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:56 pm

vltzal wrote:Summer@ICERM and UCLA RIPS have given out some acceptances
Did you hear from RIPS?

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by jababa123 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:02 pm

I was just offered a spot on the wait list for PCMI. I really wanted to go. Does someone know what the odds of getting off the wait list tend to be, or is it just a polite rejection?

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by vltzal » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:05 pm

cheese wrote:
vltzal wrote:Summer@ICERM and UCLA RIPS have given out some acceptances
Did you hear from RIPS?
Yeah I got an email saying I would get a call to talk about giving me an offer in LA (I applied for both LA and Singapore). It said "congrats on making it this far", and then I was offered a spot during the call

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by mathmcspirit » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:26 pm

Integreat wrote:Not sure if this happened to anyone else, but I was accepted to the apprentice program at UChicago, but apparently I was actually admitted to the full program? I just received the incorrect email for whatever reason. :?
A note on this: there seems to have been some issues with UChicago emails for several applicants, so if something seems off I would def email Peter! Hopefully it’s been resolved in full by now but just as an FYI

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by Integreat » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:26 pm

mathmcspirit wrote:
Integreat wrote:Not sure if this happened to anyone else, but I was accepted to the apprentice program at UChicago, but apparently I was actually admitted to the full program? I just received the incorrect email for whatever reason. :?
A note on this: there seems to have been some issues with UChicago emails for several applicants, so if something seems off I would def email Peter! Hopefully it’s been resolved in full by now but just as an FYI
I actually posted my comment after emailing him about it! I emailed him to ask a question and mentioned that I was in the apprentice program, and he responded saying that I was actually admitted to the full program. I then got an official email saying I was admitted to the full program. So everything is resolved now. Thanks though!

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by mathmjr » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:02 pm

Hi -- new to this thread and to REUs. Would you all say that in general, if I have not heard back from an REU by now, I probably have not gotten in? Thank you...

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by 2211nasa » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:44 pm

mathmjr wrote:Hi -- new to this thread and to REUs. Would you all say that in general, if I have not heard back from an REU by now, I probably have not gotten in? Thank you...
Certainly not. Different schools have different response times, don’t be discouraged. Some students may decline offers, or some schools may find more funding, so if you haven’t been accepted yet don’t get discouraged. There are many factors that go into an REU acceptance.

That said, they are highly competitive, but don’t lose hope quite yet.

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by mathmjr » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:46 pm

Thank you, 2211nasa.
Do you all think that in general, math REUs tend to only contact those they accept? So if I am not accepted, I should expect just to not hear anything? Thanks again...

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by djysyed » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:39 pm

mathmjr wrote: Do you all think that in general, math REUs tend to only contact those they accept? So if I am not accepted, I should expect just to not hear anything? Thanks again...
Most schools in general are like this. Some schools are nice enough to send formal rejections or let you know if you made the waitlist.

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by Lisztrachmaninovfan » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:34 pm

Has anyone here heard back from UCLA's Applied Math REU (NOT RIPS; the one actually at the school), Texas A&M, or the Brown Applied Math REU (so the zebrafish one, not ICERM)? The deadline for all of these programs was on Feb. 15th, so I'd expect to hear something from them now, had I been accepted :/

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by waffleman227 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:09 pm

Has anyone heard back from Kent State (Change Pojnt Analysis group), Lafayette, or Hobart & Williams?

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by jababa123 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:15 am

If you were accepted to PCMI, do you know how long you have before you must accept the offer?

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by ljsreader » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:01 am

jababa123 wrote:If you were accepted to PCMI, do you know how long you have before you must accept the offer?
The email said the registration deadline is March 22nd.

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by apa2021 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:07 pm

Iowa State has sent out decisions.

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by vltzal » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:57 pm

apa2021 wrote:Iowa State has sent out decisions.
Which project(s)?

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by apa2021 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:08 pm

vltzal wrote:
apa2021 wrote:Iowa State has sent out decisions.
Which project(s)?
Spectral Graph Theory

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by wj » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:14 pm

apa2021 wrote:
vltzal wrote:
apa2021 wrote:Iowa State has sent out decisions.
Which project(s)?
Spectral Graph Theory
Do you just mean acceptances? I applied to Spectral Graph Theory and haven’t heard anything

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by apa2021 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:36 pm

Acceptances for Iowa State have been sent. Sorry, that wasn't clear.

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by cauchysequence » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:01 pm

apa2021 wrote:Acceptances for Iowa State have been sent. Sorry, that wasn't clear.
Do you know if they sent out decisions for the analysis group?

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by cheese » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:21 pm

vltzal wrote:
cheese wrote:
vltzal wrote:Summer@ICERM and UCLA RIPS have given out some acceptances
Did you hear from RIPS?
Yeah I got an email saying I would get a call to talk about giving me an offer in LA (I applied for both LA and Singapore). It said "congrats on making it this far", and then I was offered a spot during the call

Congratulations! Do they tell you which project you'll work on during the call?

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by vltzal » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:25 pm

cheese wrote:
vltzal wrote:
cheese wrote:
Did you hear from RIPS?
Yeah I got an email saying I would get a call to talk about giving me an offer in LA (I applied for both LA and Singapore). It said "congrats on making it this far", and then I was offered a spot during the call

Congratulations! Do they tell you which project you'll work on during the call?
Thank you! But nope, they didn't. They haven't released the sponsors for this year yet although they did say several from last year (which are listed on their website) are returning, with a couple new ones as well. They said they'd send out more info about the projects later on (once you're accepted), and you can let them know which ones your interested in then

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by cheese » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:33 pm

vltzal wrote:
cheese wrote:
vltzal wrote:
Yeah I got an email saying I would get a call to talk about giving me an offer in LA (I applied for both LA and Singapore). It said "congrats on making it this far", and then I was offered a spot during the call

Congratulations! Do they tell you which project you'll work on during the call?
Thank you! But nope, they didn't. They haven't released the sponsors for this year yet although they did say several from last year (which are listed on their website) are returning, with a couple new ones as well. They said they'd send out more info about the projects later on (once you're accepted), and you can let them know which ones your interested in then
Are you planning on accepting their offer?

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by vltzal » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:41 pm

cheese wrote:
vltzal wrote:
cheese wrote:



Congratulations! Do they tell you which project you'll work on during the call?
Thank you! But nope, they didn't. They haven't released the sponsors for this year yet although they did say several from last year (which are listed on their website) are returning, with a couple new ones as well. They said they'd send out more info about the projects later on (once you're accepted), and you can let them know which ones your interested in then
Are you planning on accepting their offer?
I'm still trying to decide. I've been told that it's a great program from those who are familiar with the program. I'm leaning towards some other programs slightly, but it's hard to make a decision and turn anything down. But the deadline is Monday 3/4, so I'll have to decide by then. Hopefully if I decline that'll help your chances if you're still waiting to hear from them!

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by apa2021 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:22 pm

cauchysequence wrote:
apa2021 wrote:Acceptances for Iowa State have been sent. Sorry, that wasn't clear.
Do you know if they sent out decisions for the analysis group?
Unfortunately I can only speak for the SpeGra group, but they might have sent acceptances for all of their research groups for this summer.

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by data_link » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:42 pm

Hi everybody, new here. I applied to REU for Cornell and Carnegie Mellon. I went for a few SURF programs too. Acceptances are supposed to start today, did anyone else apply/have you heard from these programs? Did anyone else try SURF?

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by Lisztrachmaninovfan » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:50 pm

data_link wrote:Hi everybody, new here. I applied to REU for Cornell and Carnegie Mellon. I went for a few SURF programs too. Acceptances are supposed to start today, did anyone else apply/have you heard from these programs? Did anyone else try SURF?
I actually just heard back from Cornell today (a little bit after noon) for their REU project (so, not the SPUR ones) for dynamics, control theory, and robotics, and I got in! I am very excited to take part in this and so grateful (I will very likely take it) :) I have not heard back from CMU yet.

EDIT: Actually, I heard back from UCLA on the same day a few hours after, so I am not sure which I will take now.
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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by szhang25 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:29 pm

data_link wrote:Hi everybody, new here. I applied to REU for Cornell and Carnegie Mellon. I went for a few SURF programs too. Acceptances are supposed to start today, did anyone else apply/have you heard from these programs? Did anyone else try SURF?
If you’re talking about the CMU REUSE program, I know they’ve sent out rejections

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by apa2021 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:00 pm

szhang25 wrote:
data_link wrote:Hi everybody, new here. I applied to REU for Cornell and Carnegie Mellon. I went for a few SURF programs too. Acceptances are supposed to start today, did anyone else apply/have you heard from these programs? Did anyone else try SURF?
If you’re talking about the CMU REUSE program, I know they’ve sent out rejections
I believe the reference is for CMU's SUAMI program

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by tyler.russell1 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:54 pm

I was offered a spot at my home university (University of Texas at Tyler), but the deadline to accept is Friday and I'm unsure how long I should wait to hear back from the others that I applied at as those projects are applied mathematics focused vs. algebra. :? Either way, I am completely ecstatic because I thought my chances were zero since I'm a freshman! :D

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by jlawrencet » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:11 am

Has anyone heard back from Georgia Tech or Indiana yet?

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by knot » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:26 pm

wj wrote: Do you just mean acceptances? I applied to Spectral Graph Theory and haven’t heard anything
I imagine they don't send out rejections until they have committed people in each slot.

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by hesdee » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:54 pm

Has anyone else heard from anywhere else not already mentioned here? I applied to a hefty 18 programs and have been accepted to one, but haven't heard back from anywhere else. I need to accept or reject my offer by the end of this week, and I was hoping I'd hear back from someone else before then. Anyone have any info?

I do not see myself as a particularly strong candidate, though I am a little disheartened by a 1/18 record lol. I do know these programs are competitive, I guess I just didn't realize how competitive they really are! I'm assuming I have been rejected by the majority of my list, though a few on my list didn't even have applications due until Feb 28 or March 1, which is very concerning to me with my current decision deadline of March 8.

That being said, I am extremely grateful to have been accepted to one and would be more than happy to attend, just looking to see what my other options are, if any at all lol

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by Lisztrachmaninovfan » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:59 pm

hesdee wrote:Has anyone else heard from anywhere else not already mentioned here? I applied to a hefty 18 programs and have been accepted to one, but haven't heard back from anywhere else. I need to accept or reject my offer by the end of this week, and I was hoping I'd hear back from someone else before then. Anyone have any info?

I do not see myself as a particularly strong candidate, though I am a little disheartened by a 1/18 record lol. I do know these programs are competitive, I guess I just didn't realize how competitive they really are! I'm assuming I have been rejected by the majority of my list, though a few on my list didn't even have applications due until Feb 28 or March 1, which is very concerning to me with my current decision deadline of March 8.

That being said, I am extremely grateful to have been accepted to one and would be more than happy to attend, just looking to see what my other options are, if any at all lol


The UCLA Applied Math REU also sent out at least some acceptances on Friday.

Also, I am pretty sure that some REUs are still not done with acceptances yet, even those with mid-February deadlines, so just sit tight until Friday! In previous years, I've heard of some acceptances being released in mid-March.

Is this one program you were admitted to one which you even remotely want to do? If so, I would take it. I'm sure that any REU would be a wonderful experience, even if it wasn't initially your top choice. Maybe, you might even discover something new that you enjoy.

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by hesdee » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:12 pm

Lisztrachmaninovfan wrote:
hesdee wrote:Has anyone else heard from anywhere else not already mentioned here? I applied to a hefty 18 programs and have been accepted to one, but haven't heard back from anywhere else. I need to accept or reject my offer by the end of this week, and I was hoping I'd hear back from someone else before then. Anyone have any info?

I do not see myself as a particularly strong candidate, though I am a little disheartened by a 1/18 record lol. I do know these programs are competitive, I guess I just didn't realize how competitive they really are! I'm assuming I have been rejected by the majority of my list, though a few on my list didn't even have applications due until Feb 28 or March 1, which is very concerning to me with my current decision deadline of March 8.

That being said, I am extremely grateful to have been accepted to one and would be more than happy to attend, just looking to see what my other options are, if any at all lol


The UCLA Applied Math REU also sent out at least some acceptances on Friday.

Also, I am pretty sure that some REUs are still not done with acceptances yet, even those with mid-February deadlines, so just sit tight until Friday! In previous years, I've heard of some acceptances being released in mid-March.

Is this one program you were admitted to one which you even remotely want to do? If so, I would take it. I'm sure that any REU would be a wonderful experience, even if it wasn't initially your top choice. Maybe, you might even discover something new that you enjoy.

I will definitely be accepting the offer if I don't hear from anyone else! Any offer is a great opportunity that I'd love to take advantage of. It would just be preferable to hear back from a few more before then, but unfortunately, I guess this is just the way some things go!

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by ljsreader » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:19 pm

hesdee wrote:Has anyone else heard from anywhere else not already mentioned here? I applied to a hefty 18 programs and have been accepted to one, but haven't heard back from anywhere else. I need to accept or reject my offer by the end of this week, and I was hoping I'd hear back from someone else before then. Anyone have any info?

I do not see myself as a particularly strong candidate, though I am a little disheartened by a 1/18 record lol. I do know these programs are competitive, I guess I just didn't realize how competitive they really are! I'm assuming I have been rejected by the majority of my list, though a few on my list didn't even have applications due until Feb 28 or March 1, which is very concerning to me with my current decision deadline of March 8.

That being said, I am extremely grateful to have been accepted to one and would be more than happy to attend, just looking to see what my other options are, if any at all lol
Oregon State has sent a first round of offers. And congratulations on your acceptance! You should feel good about it--they're so ridiculously competitive...

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by hesdee » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:23 pm

ljsreader wrote:
hesdee wrote:Has anyone else heard from anywhere else not already mentioned here? I applied to a hefty 18 programs and have been accepted to one, but haven't heard back from anywhere else. I need to accept or reject my offer by the end of this week, and I was hoping I'd hear back from someone else before then. Anyone have any info?

I do not see myself as a particularly strong candidate, though I am a little disheartened by a 1/18 record lol. I do know these programs are competitive, I guess I just didn't realize how competitive they really are! I'm assuming I have been rejected by the majority of my list, though a few on my list didn't even have applications due until Feb 28 or March 1, which is very concerning to me with my current decision deadline of March 8.

That being said, I am extremely grateful to have been accepted to one and would be more than happy to attend, just looking to see what my other options are, if any at all lol
Oregon State has sent a first round of offers. And congratulations on your acceptance! You should feel good about it--they're so ridiculously competitive...

OSU was on my list... guess that's another I can scratch off the list lol!

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by Lisztrachmaninovfan » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:53 pm

hesdee wrote:
Lisztrachmaninovfan wrote:
hesdee wrote:Has anyone else heard from anywhere else not already mentioned here? I applied to a hefty 18 programs and have been accepted to one, but haven't heard back from anywhere else. I need to accept or reject my offer by the end of this week, and I was hoping I'd hear back from someone else before then. Anyone have any info?

I do not see myself as a particularly strong candidate, though I am a little disheartened by a 1/18 record lol. I do know these programs are competitive, I guess I just didn't realize how competitive they really are! I'm assuming I have been rejected by the majority of my list, though a few on my list didn't even have applications due until Feb 28 or March 1, which is very concerning to me with my current decision deadline of March 8.

That being said, I am extremely grateful to have been accepted to one and would be more than happy to attend, just looking to see what my other options are, if any at all lol


The UCLA Applied Math REU also sent out at least some acceptances on Friday.

Also, I am pretty sure that some REUs are still not done with acceptances yet, even those with mid-February deadlines, so just sit tight until Friday! In previous years, I've heard of some acceptances being released in mid-March.

Is this one program you were admitted to one which you even remotely want to do? If so, I would take it. I'm sure that any REU would be a wonderful experience, even if it wasn't initially your top choice. Maybe, you might even discover something new that you enjoy.

I will definitely be accepting the offer if I don't hear from anyone else! Any offer is a great opportunity that I'd love to take advantage of. It would just be preferable to hear back from a few more before then, but unfortunately, I guess this is just the way some things go!
Yeah, of course, and that's the right attitude to have. :D lol anyways, I hope that everything goes well, regardless of whether or not you end up taking this offer! Congratulations to you as well.

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by lwkatze » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:59 am

Hello all, it's probably very late to be asking this, but I'm currently trying to decide between attending UCSB's REU or the PCMI USS. I think some schools are still sending out acceptances, so I was wondering if you think it'd be worth waiting for responses from other REU sites with the plan to default to PCMI if I don't receive any other acceptances. If I were to attend PCMI's summer program I would be able to continue working on my research project at my home institution, though I doubt it would be as productive as an REU. Which do you think would help my grad school prospects more, PCMI or the UCSB REU? I have until tomorrow morning to accept UCSB, and until March 22nd to accept PCMI.

Thank you very much for all your help, I really have no idea what to do.

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by ljsreader » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:22 pm

lwkatze wrote:Hello all, it's probably very late to be asking this, but I'm currently trying to decide between attending UCSB's REU or the PCMI USS. I think some schools are still sending out acceptances, so I was wondering if you think it'd be worth waiting for responses from other REU sites with the plan to default to PCMI if I don't receive any other acceptances. If I were to attend PCMI's summer program I would be able to continue working on my research project at my home institution, though I doubt it would be as productive as an REU. Which do you think would help my grad school prospects more, PCMI or the UCSB REU? I have until tomorrow morning to accept UCSB, and until March 22nd to accept PCMI.

Thank you very much for all your help, I really have no idea what to do.
One thing I'm thinking a lot about is getting letters of recommendation! I'm leaning towards a more standard REU and away from PCMI because I really feel like I need to prioritize getting another letter from someone who has worked on me with research. That said, you may be in a different position because it sounds like you already have an established relationship with someone who knows your research capabilities! And PCMI seems like an excellent opportunity for networking and learning about lots of different kinds of grad schools, if that's what you feel like will be most helpful in your grad school search. (Disclaimer: I'm an undergrad and don't have any ideas what grad schools would care about XD )

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Re: 2019 Math REU Thread

Post by angryalgebraist » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:24 pm

Hey everyone! Has anyone who applied for the Data Science project heard from Iowa State? What about the MBI REU through Ohio State? Currently dying of anticipation over here.



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