2021 REU Programs

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blackboardrules
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by blackboardrules » Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:38 pm

epsilon-delta31 wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:13 pm
blackboardrules wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:21 pm
I was just accepted to Cornell SPUR! Will be declining. I meant to withdraw from the program earlier but couldn’t do so on Mathprograms.org because the deadline passed, but I will email them.
Congrats! Which program were you accepted for?
The one on Loop groups and Verlinde algebra :)

giraffe
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by giraffe » Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:11 am

Has anyone done the Cornell REU before? I am a sophomore and this is my first time applying to REUs and I just got accepted to the Cornell Deep Learning REU and don't really know what to expect. Does anyone know if it's more theoretical or if there are applications involved as well? I couldn't find much information online about past programs.

spicyguava
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by spicyguava » Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:28 pm

dmacdon1 wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:07 am
spicyguava wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:25 pm
dmacdon1 wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:03 pm


Yay! I accepted the offer to that program last week and am so excited to start! Which mentor will you be working with?
I'm waiting on responses from a few more programs before I accept, but assuming I do I'd be working with Jim Sochacki and Roger Thelwell. What about you?
I'm going to be working with Dr. Mike Lam
I ended up accepting a different offer, but good luck this summer at JMU! It sounds like it'll be a great program.

emmonsam
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by emmonsam » Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:10 pm

emmonsam wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:29 pm
At what point is it acceptable to email people and ask about your application status?
I've applied to:

UVA topology
Cornell
ASU
HWS
RIT


I haven't received any acceptances nor rejections.
Just got an acceptance email from UVa topology :)

blackboardrules
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by blackboardrules » Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:47 pm

emmonsam wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:10 pm
emmonsam wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:29 pm
At what point is it acceptable to email people and ask about your application status?
I've applied to:

UVA topology
Cornell
ASU
HWS
RIT


I haven't received any acceptances nor rejections.
Just got an acceptance email from UVa topology :)
Congrats! I thought they were done giving out offers, but I guess not. I didn’t apply to that one but the program looks great.

Jmr324
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by Jmr324 » Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:55 pm

I just received an email from a prof at CMU regarding the SUAMI REU asking if I am interested and to discuss this program.

DIJ
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by DIJ » Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:38 pm

Does anyone hear from Uconn Math REU for now?

hu_bryan
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by hu_bryan » Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:05 am

Jmr324 wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:55 pm
I just received an email from a prof at CMU regarding the SUAMI REU asking if I am interested and to discuss this program.
May I ask the professor's name just out of curiosity?

ish77
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by ish77 » Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:10 pm

Has anyone heard from CSU SB, PROMYS, or MSRI-UP? I'm still waiting on those 3.

AvailableProject4
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by AvailableProject4 » Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:31 pm

Just got rejected by MIT SGI :(

bananachboy127
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by bananachboy127 » Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:02 pm

ish77 wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:10 pm
Has anyone heard from CSU SB, PROMYS, or MSRI-UP? I'm still waiting on those 3.
Promys is rolling admissions. A friend of mine got accepted yesterday, but I know of myself and 1 other person still waiting for a response. Hopefully they still have open spots!

MLA
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by MLA » Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:15 am

Anyone heard from Clemson's Pre-REU?

INeedToBurn
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by INeedToBurn » Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:13 am

AvailableProject4 wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:31 pm
Just got rejected by MIT SGI :(
Me too

LetMeIn2401
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by LetMeIn2401 » Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:52 pm

The MIT SGI program is 6 weeks, which feels very short.

Cyclicduck
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by Cyclicduck » Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:33 pm

AvailableProject4 wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:31 pm
Just got rejected by MIT SGI :(
Rejection is hard, but remember that camels eat onions at MIT :mrgreen:

AvailableProject4
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by AvailableProject4 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:30 am

Has anyone heard from Fields Institute yet?

blackboardrules
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by blackboardrules » Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:12 pm

AvailableProject4 wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:30 am
Has anyone heard from Fields Institute yet?
I did, about almost 2 weeks ago, and I declined the position. They gave people till March 19th to answer though, so maybe the waitlist can come after that.

INeedToBurn
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by INeedToBurn » Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:23 pm

Unfortunately I have been rejected/ghosted by all of the programs. Better luck next year! I will apply to Polymath as well as research at my own university (and other random jobs) in the hope to do something this summer. I'm sure there are many people in my shoes and I'm posting here to let yall know that you are not alone. It's ok to be rejected. I'm sure we can figure something out in the end <3

LetMeIn2401
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by LetMeIn2401 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:14 pm

Please do not think that REUs are your only chance at research. I had decent luck with REUs last year, but remember that ultimately what you are looking for is research experience not REU experience. Finding a faculty member with whom you have taken a class is often a great way of starting a research project. Personally my research projects with faculty member whom I knew well from classes were of much higher quality than the projects done under the umbrella of a program.

So don't take your rejections too personally, many people involved in the selection process have told me that it is ~extremely~ noisy.

Jmr324
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by Jmr324 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:19 pm

INeedToBurn wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:23 pm
Unfortunately I have been rejected/ghosted by all of the programs. Better luck next year! I will apply to Polymath as well as research at my own university (and other random jobs) in the hope to do something this summer. I'm sure there are many people in my shoes and I'm posting here to let yall know that you are not alone. It's ok to be rejected. I'm sure we can figure something out in the end <3
I wouldn't feel too upset. If I applied last year I wouldn't have had a chance at getting into any REU. Just work hard this summer and take some difficult courses next year.

aeiou12345
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by aeiou12345 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:36 am

Looks like FUSRP is on round 2 of acceptance emails— I just got accepted to my first-choice project in optimizing small arithmetic circuits.

AvailableProject4
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by AvailableProject4 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:52 am

Congratulations!!

I still haven't received anything from them and at this point I guess it's fair to assume that I didn't make the cut. Also got an official rejection from UVA today. :/

nonickels
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by nonickels » Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:25 pm

Has anybody heard from Texas a&m or Ohio State? I assume I got ghosted since the deadline was so ling ago

spicyguava
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by spicyguava » Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:54 am

nonickels wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:25 pm
Has anybody heard from Texas a&m or Ohio State? I assume I got ghosted since the deadline was so ling ago
I was accepted to Texas A&M on March 9th, but I declined the offer. It might depend on which project you applied to though, I applied to the Algorithmic Algebraic Geometry project.

nonickels
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by nonickels » Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:11 pm

spicyguava wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:54 am
nonickels wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:25 pm
Has anybody heard from Texas a&m or Ohio State? I assume I got ghosted since the deadline was so ling ago
I was accepted to Texas A&M on March 9th, but I declined the offer. It might depend on which project you applied to though, I applied to the Algorithmic Algebraic Geometry project.
Ah I did as well, so I suppose that is a rejection, thank you for the response and congratulations! Hope wherever you go that it ends up well

MLA
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by MLA » Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:10 am

Has anyone heard from Clemson? I applied for Pre-REU program, but if anyone's heard from their regular REU, that would be helpful information too.

AvailableProject4
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by AvailableProject4 » Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:32 pm

Was put on the waiting list for Ross counsellor. Don't know if everyone gets that by default though.

nonickels
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by nonickels » Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:27 pm

Has anybody heard from Portland State?

Fibonacci_topology
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Re: 2021 REU Programs

Post by Fibonacci_topology » Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:49 pm

MLA wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:10 am
Has anyone heard from Clemson? I applied for Pre-REU program, but if anyone's heard from their regular REU, that would be helpful information too.
Clemson just sent out an official rejection claiming that they have filled all positions for the pREU and REU. Has anyone heard from Michigan State-Knot theory or Texas State-Combo?



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