2022 REU Programs

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raremeatsandcheeses
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2022 REU Programs

Post by raremeatsandcheeses » Wed Dec 22, 2021 1:26 pm

Last year's REU thread was widely-used, so I'm making one for this year.

All 2022 REU-related content should go here. I have hardly thought about applications yet, so I have nothing more to say.

MathQueen
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by MathQueen » Fri Feb 04, 2022 12:23 am

I love how the University of Michigan made you submit a document talking about your research experiences and then ALSO put a text box to put...research experiences. lol

AGrothendieck
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by AGrothendieck » Fri Feb 04, 2022 8:56 am

Junior/non-graduating Senior, only studying Pure Math. Domestic student, white male, parents never went to college and barely speak English, so I am first-gen. VERY low GPA in undergrad courses (I had a really, really, really terrible time before I transferred) but much higher GPA in grad courses at my new school (but still not 4.0s). I went to a top LAC but then transferred to a top 30 public uni. Never been accepted into an REU program before, so this is my last chance.

I am mainly interested in number theory (especially analytic) and algebraic topology.

Applications:
THE ABSOLUTE DREAM!!! UVA applied January 17th emailed Professor Ono, was told I was on the wait-list February 21st, was told getting in was unlikely February 22nd emailed Professor Ono, rejected March 1st, "all slots filled"
THE ABSOLUTE DREAM!!! UMich applied February 3rd accepted by email February 28th attending, accepted offer March 2nd
UMich Dearborn applied February 4th
UCSB applied February 4th
UC Davis applied February 4th
GA Tech applied February 4th accepted by email March 5th
UMN Twin Cities applied January 20th rejected by mass email March 10th
DIMACS applied January 19th
Williams College SMALL (Number Theory & Probability) applied February 2nd rejected unofficially February 12th (didn't make the shortlist, verified with Prof. Miller)
Yale SUMRY applied January 30th didn't get an acceptance by February 16th, emailed Dr. Adelstein, was told I was rejected
Tufts VERSEIM applied January 31st
HUJI applied February 13th never got an interview
TAMU applied January 20th
Oregon State applied February 21st
Cornell SPUR applied February 21st withdrew application March 3rd
Rose-Hulman applied February 21st
Kansas State SUMAR applied February 20th
CUNY Baruch College applied February 15th
Pomona PRiME applied February 5th rejected February 28th by mass-email
UT Tyler applied February 22nd accepted by email March 7th
(not an REU anymore) UChicago applied February 9th rejected February 25th by mass-email
(not an REU) IAS PCMI applied January 20th accepted by email March 17th


I started applications very early, back in November, because I am extremely, extremely serious about getting into REUs.
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MathQueen
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by MathQueen » Fri Feb 04, 2022 3:48 pm

Year: Third year/senior (graduating early this fall)
Institution: Top 5 public
GPA: 3.89
Major: Mathematics
Minors: Computer Engineering, and another minor that is specific to my institution so I won't mention it, but it's not very relevant.
Type of Student: domestic white female
Research: I've been doing bioinformatics research with the same lab for about 1.5 years. We are in preparation to publish a paper where I would be first author. I have never done an REU and this is my last chance to do one.
Coursework: (all undergrad level) Real Analysis (2 semesters), Number Theory, Computer Organization, Data Structures and Algorithms, Abstract Algebra, Complex Analysis, Linear Algebra, Mathematical Logic, Elementary Differential Equations, Calc 3
Other: I did a software development internship at NASA last summer. I've also been a TA for Calc 1 and this is my second year as president of a mathematics related student organization. I also won an award at a large hackathon and have received a bunch of university awards/scholarships. Two of my recommenders (research mentor/biology faculty member, internship supervisor) know me very well and I have another recommendation from a mathematics faculty member who I had for a couple classes.

Applied to:

Williams SMALL (number theory/probability section) applied 2/2/22 rejected unofficially
Yale SUMRY applied 2/3/22
University of Michigan applied 2/3/22 rejected by email 3/28
UVA applied 2/6/22 rejected unofficially
UChicago applied 2/8/22 rejected by email 2/25
UCLA RIPS applied 2/14/22 rejected by email 3/31
Brown ICERM applied 2/14/22 rejected by email 3/17
MIT SGI applied 2/15/22 ACCEPTED!!!!!!! OMGGGGG by email 3/15 ATTENDING
Georgia Tech applied 2/15/22 rejected by email 3/15
University of Minnesota Duluth applied 2/15/22 rejected by email 2/21
Baruch (CUNY) applied 2/15/22 emailed Dr. Sheffer, was informed acceptance unlikely 3/10 (apparently 12 spots for 500 applicants!)
UMN Twin Cities (combinatorics and algebra) applied 2/16/22 rejected by email 3/10
UC Davis applied 2/17/22
Cornell applied 2/26/22 rejected by email 3/17
Tufts VERSEIM applied 3/1/22 rejected by email 3/19
UTC applied 3/7/22 ACCEPTED!!! by email 3/12 declined 3/18
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Kaleiss
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by Kaleiss » Fri Feb 04, 2022 7:34 pm

Year: Junior
Institution: US Public, transferred from an institution outside US
GPA: 3.89 Major 3.95
Major: Mathematics
Minors: Computer Science
Type of Student: International Asian Male
Research: One summer school in algebraic geometry, two directed reading with notes, much independent learning
Coursework: undergrad courses: analysis 1&2, algebra 1&2, linear algebra 1&2, topology, complex analysis, intro combi
grad courses: two topic courses, algebra 2(skipped 1), algebraic topology 1&2, rep theory
Other: two semesters of peer mentor and one semester of tutor. One of the recommenders knows me well and I believe he likes me, so hopefully the letter will be strong.

REUs I dream for
UChicago Submitted Jan 31 rejected Feb 25(informed I was near the top and encouraged to apply for their graduate program)
Cornell Summited Feb 2
UMN Submitted Feb 4 unofficially shortlisted(email them) Feb 25
UVa Submitted Feb 4 unofficially rejected Mar 1(Prof. Ono posted the list of participants on FB)
OSU ROMUS
Gatech Submitted Feb 4

REUs not that attractive:
SMALL (Knot Theory) Submitted Jan 31 rejected Feb 20
UC Davis submitted Feb 14
UM Duluth submitted Feb 14 rejected Feb 21
Brown icerm submitted Feb 14


There are not many choices for international students, as all programs are NSF-funded, and international students are accepted on an ad hoc basis for most of these exceptions. Therefore I think I might be rejected by all of them : ( I will be really happy if I am accepted by any of them. I will be appreciated if you could inform me of any other program accepting international students.
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nladgbwas
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by nladgbwas » Sun Feb 06, 2022 11:32 pm

Has Duluth REU out?
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soyutcebir
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by soyutcebir » Thu Feb 10, 2022 2:50 pm

Year: Sophomore
Institution: Small Liberal Arts
GPA: 4.00
Major: Mathematics
Type of Student: International Middle Eastern Male
Research: Did Polymath REU last summer. We were able to prove some original results and the paper is in progress. Also did directed reading in differential geometry but nothing original was produced.
Coursework (including the ones still in progress): real analysis I-II, functional analysis, abstract algebra I-II, vector calculus, galois theory, PDEs, algebraic topology, algebraic geometry, measure theory.
Recommendations: I expect my LoRs to be strong. One recommender is well-known in his field and I took 3 classes and did directed reading with him. He seems to care so much about his students and thinks highly of me. Another letter writer is my Polymath REU advisor from last year. And the last one specifically told me that his letter would be short (I only did an independent study with him) but VERY good.
Other: Idk if it is important but I learned some pure math in high school so I was able to skip some classes (like intro to proof, abstract algebra and topology). I am doing BSM right now so that might be a plus.

Applying to Where: (more to come)
Williams SMALL (Knot Theory) - SUBMITTED 2/1 - REJECTED 2/20
UMichigan - SUBMITTED 2/3 - REJECTED 3/11
Fields - SUBMITTED 2/10 - WAITLISTED 3/7 - ACCEPTED 3/30
UChicago - SUBMITTED 2/10 - REJECTED 2/25
IST Austria - SUBMITTED 2/14 - REJECTED 3/29
Duluth - SUBMITTED 2/15 - REJECTED 2/21
MIT SGI - SUBMITTED 2/15 - REJECTED 3/15
Georgia Institute of Technology - SUBMITTED 2/15 - REJECTED 3/15
David Harold Blackwell Institute - SUBMITTED 2/15 - REJECTED 3/25
Minnesota Twin Cities - SUBMITTED 2/16 - REJECTED 3/10
UC Davis - SUBMITTED 2/19
Cornell SPUR - SUBMITTED 2/26 - REJECTED 3/10
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Happenstance
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by Happenstance » Fri Feb 11, 2022 3:37 am

Has anyone heard back from SMALL yet? Last year I think they had sent out their short-list by now.

raremeatsandcheeses
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by raremeatsandcheeses » Fri Feb 11, 2022 7:10 pm

Not an REU anymore?
AGrothendieck wrote:
Fri Feb 04, 2022 8:56 am
...
(not an REU anymore) UChicago applied February 9th
(not an REU) IAS PCMI applied January 20th
...

MathQueen
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by MathQueen » Sat Feb 12, 2022 3:00 pm

Happenstance wrote:
Fri Feb 11, 2022 3:37 am
Has anyone heard back from SMALL yet? Last year I think they had sent out their short-list by now.
I saw on this reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/REU/comments/r ... egathread/ that someone made the shortlist already (for the number theory section at least).

AGrothendieck
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by AGrothendieck » Sat Feb 12, 2022 3:54 pm

raremeatsandcheeses wrote:
Fri Feb 11, 2022 7:10 pm
Not an REU anymore?
AGrothendieck wrote:
Fri Feb 04, 2022 8:56 am
...
(not an REU anymore) UChicago applied February 9th
(not an REU) IAS PCMI applied January 20th
...
Yes, UChicago lost its NSF REU funding, that's why on MathPrograms it's called something like the "University of Chicago Summer Mathematics Program" instead of "University of Chicago REU" this year.

soyutcebir
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by soyutcebir » Sun Feb 13, 2022 5:20 pm

Kaleiss wrote:
Fri Feb 04, 2022 7:34 pm
Year: Junior
Institution: US Public, transferred from an institution outside US
GPA: 3.89 Major 3.95
Major: Mathematics
Minors: Computer Science
Type of Student: International Asian Male
Research: One summer school in algebraic geometry, two directed reading with notes, many independent learning
Coursework: undergrad courses: analysis 1&2, algebra 1&2, linear algebra 1&2, topology, complex analysis, intro combi
grad courses: two topic courses, algebra 2(skipped 1), algebraic topology 1&2, rep theory
Other: two semesters of peer mentor and one semester of tutor. One of the recommender knows me well and I believe he likes me, so hopefully the letter will be strong.

REUs I dream for
UChicago Submitted Jan 31
Cornell Summited Feb 2
UMN Submitted Feb 4
UVa Submitted Feb 4
OSU ROMUS
Gatech Submitted Feb 4

REUs not that attractive:
SMALL (Knot Theory) Submitted Jan 31 rejected unofficially
UC Davis
UM Duluth submitted Feb 10
Brown icerm

If I have to:
Polymath (If all of them above are rejected)

There are not many choices for international students, as all programs are NSF funded, and international students are accepted in an ad hoc basis for most of these exceptions. Therefore I think I might be rejected by all of them : ( I will be really happy if I am accepted by any of them. I will be appreciated if you could inform me any other program accepting international students.
I am sorry you were rejected by SMALL (Knot Theory). How did you learn about it?

AGrothendieck
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by AGrothendieck » Sun Feb 13, 2022 5:35 pm

soyutcebir wrote:
Sun Feb 13, 2022 5:20 pm
Kaleiss wrote:
Fri Feb 04, 2022 7:34 pm
Year: Junior
Institution: US Public, transferred from an institution outside US
GPA: 3.89 Major 3.95
Major: Mathematics
Minors: Computer Science
Type of Student: International Asian Male
Research: One summer school in algebraic geometry, two directed reading with notes, many independent learning
Coursework: undergrad courses: analysis 1&2, algebra 1&2, linear algebra 1&2, topology, complex analysis, intro combi
grad courses: two topic courses, algebra 2(skipped 1), algebraic topology 1&2, rep theory
Other: two semesters of peer mentor and one semester of tutor. One of the recommender knows me well and I believe he likes me, so hopefully the letter will be strong.

REUs I dream for
UChicago Submitted Jan 31
Cornell Summited Feb 2
UMN Submitted Feb 4
UVa Submitted Feb 4
OSU ROMUS
Gatech Submitted Feb 4

REUs not that attractive:
SMALL (Knot Theory) Submitted Jan 31 rejected unofficially
UC Davis
UM Duluth submitted Feb 10
Brown icerm

If I have to:
Polymath (If all of them above are rejected)

There are not many choices for international students, as all programs are NSF funded, and international students are accepted in an ad hoc basis for most of these exceptions. Therefore I think I might be rejected by all of them : ( I will be really happy if I am accepted by any of them. I will be appreciated if you could inform me any other program accepting international students.
I am sorry you were rejected by SMALL (Knot Theory). How did you learn about it?
The shortlist was sent out, and this person didn't receive the shortlist email (I also didn't receive the shortlist email, so I consider myself rejected as well).

soyutcebir
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by soyutcebir » Sun Feb 13, 2022 5:41 pm

AGrothendieck wrote:
Sun Feb 13, 2022 5:35 pm
soyutcebir wrote:
Sun Feb 13, 2022 5:20 pm
Kaleiss wrote:
Fri Feb 04, 2022 7:34 pm
Year: Junior
Institution: US Public, transferred from an institution outside US
GPA: 3.89 Major 3.95
Major: Mathematics
Minors: Computer Science
Type of Student: International Asian Male
Research: One summer school in algebraic geometry, two directed reading with notes, many independent learning
Coursework: undergrad courses: analysis 1&2, algebra 1&2, linear algebra 1&2, topology, complex analysis, intro combi
grad courses: two topic courses, algebra 2(skipped 1), algebraic topology 1&2, rep theory
Other: two semesters of peer mentor and one semester of tutor. One of the recommender knows me well and I believe he likes me, so hopefully the letter will be strong.

REUs I dream for
UChicago Submitted Jan 31
Cornell Summited Feb 2
UMN Submitted Feb 4
UVa Submitted Feb 4
OSU ROMUS
Gatech Submitted Feb 4

REUs not that attractive:
SMALL (Knot Theory) Submitted Jan 31 rejected unofficially
UC Davis
UM Duluth submitted Feb 10
Brown icerm

If I have to:
Polymath (If all of them above are rejected)

There are not many choices for international students, as all programs are NSF funded, and international students are accepted in an ad hoc basis for most of these exceptions. Therefore I think I might be rejected by all of them : ( I will be really happy if I am accepted by any of them. I will be appreciated if you could inform me any other program accepting international students.
I am sorry you were rejected by SMALL (Knot Theory). How did you learn about it?
The shortlist was sent out, and this person didn't receive the shortlist email (I also didn't receive the shortlist email, so I consider myself rejected as well).
Are you sure the shortlist was sent for the Knot Theory project as well?

AGrothendieck
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by AGrothendieck » Sun Feb 13, 2022 6:01 pm

soyutcebir wrote:
Sun Feb 13, 2022 5:41 pm
AGrothendieck wrote:
Sun Feb 13, 2022 5:35 pm
soyutcebir wrote:
Sun Feb 13, 2022 5:20 pm


I am sorry you were rejected by SMALL (Knot Theory). How did you learn about it?
The shortlist was sent out, and this person didn't receive the shortlist email (I also didn't receive the shortlist email, so I consider myself rejected as well).
Are you sure the shortlist was sent for the Knot Theory project as well?
I am not sure! I misunderstood, and thought that this person applied to Number Theory and Probability.

Kaleiss
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by Kaleiss » Mon Feb 14, 2022 10:50 am

soyutcebir wrote:
Sun Feb 13, 2022 5:20 pm
Kaleiss wrote:
Fri Feb 04, 2022 7:34 pm
Year: Junior
Institution: US Public, transferred from an institution outside US
GPA: 3.89 Major 3.95
Major: Mathematics
Minors: Computer Science
Type of Student: International Asian Male
Research: One summer school in algebraic geometry, two directed reading with notes, many independent learning
Coursework: undergrad courses: analysis 1&2, algebra 1&2, linear algebra 1&2, topology, complex analysis, intro combi
grad courses: two topic courses, algebra 2(skipped 1), algebraic topology 1&2, rep theory
Other: two semesters of peer mentor and one semester of tutor. One of the recommender knows me well and I believe he likes me, so hopefully the letter will be strong.

REUs I dream for
UChicago Submitted Jan 31
Cornell Summited Feb 2
UMN Submitted Feb 4
UVa Submitted Feb 4
OSU ROMUS
Gatech Submitted Feb 4

REUs not that attractive:
SMALL (Knot Theory) Submitted Jan 31 rejected unofficially
UC Davis
UM Duluth submitted Feb 10
Brown icerm

If I have to:
Polymath (If all of them above are rejected)

There are not many choices for international students, as all programs are NSF funded, and international students are accepted in an ad hoc basis for most of these exceptions. Therefore I think I might be rejected by all of them : ( I will be really happy if I am accepted by any of them. I will be appreciated if you could inform me any other program accepting international students.
I am sorry you were rejected by SMALL (Knot Theory). How did you learn about it?
I asked Prof. Adams and was informed I was rejected( although they hadn't finished the admission process).

qpu
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by qpu » Tue Feb 15, 2022 12:21 pm

Year: Freshman
Institution: US Public, Massive State School
GPA: 4.00 Major: 4.00
Major: Mathematics
Minor: None
Research: 1 old project, 3 current projects
Courses: Cal I-III, Diff Eq I, Lin Alg, Real Analysis I, Abstract Alg I+II, Number Theory, Complex Analysis, Probability
Letters: One from one of my research advisors, another from a math class I took last semester (hopefully these are strong)
Notes: Currently applying for masters, this is my only summer to do an REU; also assisting in writing a math textbook on cal i-iii

Applications:
PCMI (submitted 1/31; waiting)
SMALL NT & Prob (submitted 2/2; made 1st shortlist 2/4, 2nd shortlist 2/11)
SUMRY (submitted 2/3; rejected 2/22)
UChicago (submitted 2/11; waiting)
IPAM UCLA/Singapore (submitted 2/14; waiting)
UMN Twin Cities (submitted 2/16; waiting)
TAMU (submitted 2/21; waiting)
OSU (submitted 2/23; waiting)
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yfxkele
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by yfxkele » Tue Feb 15, 2022 5:02 pm

Year: 3rd year
Institution: large public
GPA: 3.96
Major: Mathematics
Minors: none
Type of Student: domestic asian male
Research: Did an REU last summer
Coursework: everything is in quarter system
(grad) Algebra sequence, (Algebraic) Topology sequence, Intro to Homological Algebra.
(upper div) Algebra 2 courses, Topology 2 courses, Real Analysis 3 courses, Algebraic Number Theory 2 courses.
Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, Set theory, linear algebra
Other: Reading courses in Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Rep Theory.

Applications:

Ga tech submitted
UCSB submitted
UChicago submitted
Duluth submitted
Twin Cities submitted
UVa submitted
SMALL(knot theory) submitted
SUMRY submitted
PRiME submitted
University of Texas at Tyler submitted

and I forgot to apply for UMich :(

Happenstance
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by Happenstance » Tue Feb 15, 2022 10:12 pm

Has anyone heard back from Yale SUMRY? They said they’d send out acceptances by the 16th and I haven’t heard anyone mention anything so far.

physicsofcomica
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by physicsofcomica » Wed Feb 16, 2022 2:56 am

Year: Third year
Institution: Well-known(ish) LAC
GPA: Top 10% of my class (for anonymity and since we have severe grade deflation)
Major: Mathematics
Type of Student: domestic white male
Research: One summer in experimental particle physics, paid, but no real production. One program similar to PolyMath, that was essentially an unpaid REU, a final report, unpublished. One NSF REU (with people on this thread considering it a top choice) with a publication, and submission to a top journal
Coursework: (all undergrad level) Linear Algebra, Vector Calculus, Discrete Structures, Algebraic Combinatorics, Abstract Algebra, Complex Analysis, Topology, Real Analysis, Galois Theory, Discrete Geometry, Algebraic Topology, Independent Study on combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, Commutative Algebra and Homological Algebra, and Real Functions and Measures (the last 3 were done “abroad” virtually)
Other: Worked as a tutor for all the classes I’ve taken, course assistant/grader for a sizable subset of those classes. I’ve also been a drop-in tutor, note taker, and lab TA for intro physics.

Applied:

Williams SMALL (knot theory): rejected
Yale SUMRY
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota Duluth: rejected :(
UChicago: rejected
Brown ICERM
Georgia Tech: accepted
Baruch (CUNY)
CSU SB
DIMACS
UMN Dynamics
Ithaca College
Fields Institute
Einstein Institute: accepted and attending
UCSB
UMN Combinatorics
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soyutcebir
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by soyutcebir » Wed Feb 16, 2022 10:19 am

physicsofcomica wrote:
Wed Feb 16, 2022 2:56 am
Year: Third year
Institution: Well-known(ish) LAC
GPA: Top 10% of my class (for animosity and since we have severe grade deflation)
Major: Mathematics
Type of Student: domestic white male
Research: One summer in experimental particle physics, paid, but no real production. One program similar to PolyMath, that was essentially an unpaid REU, a final report, unpublished. One NSF REU (with people on this thread considering it a top choice) with a publication, and submission to a top journal
Coursework: (all undergrad level) Linear Algebra, Vector Calculus, Discrete Structures, Algebraic Combinatorics, Abstract Algebra, Complex Analysis, Topology, Real Analysis, Galois Theory, Discrete Geometry, Algebraic Topology, Independent Study on combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, Commutative Algebra and Homological Algebra, and Real Functions and Measures (the last 3 were done “abroad” virtually)
Other: Worked as a tutor for all the classes I’ve taken, course assistant/grader for a sizable subset of those classes. I’ve also been a drop-in tutor, note taker, and lab TA for intro physics.

Applied:

Williams SMALL (knot theory) rejected unofficially
Yale SUMRY
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota Duluth
UChicago
Brown ICERM
Georgia Tech
Baruch (CUNY)
CSU SB
DIMACS
UMN Dynamics
Ithaca College
Fields Institute
Einstein Institute
UCSB
UMN Combinatorics
Good luck in your applications! Have you asked Prof. Adams about your admission decision or did you assume you were rejected because you were not shortlisted?

SpectralSequence
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by SpectralSequence » Wed Feb 16, 2022 12:26 pm

Year: Third year

SMALL (Knot Theory): shortlist Rejected
Yale SUMRY (Geometry and Dynamics): Accepted via email (I think we were notified in bulk) :D
UChicago: Rejected
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juststephan
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by juststephan » Wed Feb 16, 2022 1:12 pm

Year: 3rd year
Institution: Large public
GPA: not great
Major GPA: much better
Major: Mathematics
Minors: Physics
Type of Student: domestic female
Research: Nothing math related, a couple semesters of physics research, no publications
Coursework:(undergrad) Calc 1, Calc 2, Calc 3, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, PDEs, Probability theory, Intro to proof writing, differential geometry, abstract algebra, topology, algebraic topology
(grad) advanced linear algebra, general relativity
Other: Worked as a tutor for both math and physics

Applied

GA Tech accepted
UCSB accepted declined
UC Davis submitted
UChicago rejected
UVA(Topology) rejected
SMALL(knot theory) rejected
SUMRY submitted
Baruch submitted
Cornell rejected
MIT SGI rejected
Towson submitted
Ohio State submitted

Just hoping I get into one!
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physicsofcomica
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by physicsofcomica » Wed Feb 16, 2022 2:28 pm

soyutcebir wrote:
Wed Feb 16, 2022 10:19 am
physicsofcomica wrote:
Wed Feb 16, 2022 2:56 am
Year: Third year
Institution: Well-known(ish) LAC
GPA: Top 10% of my class (for animosity and since we have severe grade deflation)
Major: Mathematics
Type of Student: domestic white male
Research: One summer in experimental particle physics, paid, but no real production. One program similar to PolyMath, that was essentially an unpaid REU, a final report, unpublished. One NSF REU (with people on this thread considering it a top choice) with a publication, and submission to a top journal
Coursework: (all undergrad level) Linear Algebra, Vector Calculus, Discrete Structures, Algebraic Combinatorics, Abstract Algebra, Complex Analysis, Topology, Real Analysis, Galois Theory, Discrete Geometry, Algebraic Topology, Independent Study on combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, Commutative Algebra and Homological Algebra, and Real Functions and Measures (the last 3 were done “abroad” virtually)
Other: Worked as a tutor for all the classes I’ve taken, course assistant/grader for a sizable subset of those classes. I’ve also been a drop-in tutor, note taker, and lab TA for intro physics.

Applied:

Williams SMALL (knot theory) rejected unofficially
Yale SUMRY
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota Duluth
UChicago
Brown ICERM
Georgia Tech
Baruch (CUNY)
CSU SB
DIMACS
UMN Dynamics
Ithaca College
Fields Institute
Einstein Institute
UCSB
UMN Combinatorics
Good luck in your applications! Have you asked Prof. Adams about your admission decision or did you assume you were rejected because you were not shortlisted?
Thanks! You as well. I haven’t I just assumed since I didn’t get the shortlist, but I was considering doing it. I’ll ask now and let you know.

kolad
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by kolad » Thu Feb 17, 2022 10:38 pm

Posting for future applicants to reference.

Year: 3rd
Institution: R1 Public University
GPA: 3.93
Majors: Physics, Mathematics
Minor: N/A
Type of Student: Domestic white male
Research: Year of research in physics department studying computational methods for turbulent fluids, no paper published yet.
Coursework (Math): Partial Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, Numerical Analysis 1, Real Analysis 1, Differential Geometry, two upper-level Linear Algebra courses, Mathematical Methods (i.e. PDEs, Fourier Analysis), Combinatorics.
Coursework (Physics): Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics 1 & 2, Electrodynamics 1 & 2, Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, Electronics, Biophysics, Mathematical Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics (undergrad), Nonlinear Dynamics(graduate), Approximation Theory (graduate).
Other: One letter writer is the professor I do research with (fairly well-known in the field) and I've taken two classes with him. My other letter writer is from the math department, taken two courses with him in my interest area, and I am a grader for a course he teaches this semester. Also, the professor who taught the two nonlinear dynamics courses is very well-known (did not ask for letter of rec this time around).

Applied:
UMN Complex Systems REU (math) - Accepted - Attending
UT Austin Moncrief Internship (computational engineering, not an REU) - Waiting
UMD TREND REU (physics) - Waiting

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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by AGrothendieck » Fri Feb 18, 2022 1:38 pm

Did anyone hear back from UMich this morning?

MathQueen
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by MathQueen » Fri Feb 18, 2022 1:44 pm

AGrothendieck wrote:
Fri Feb 18, 2022 1:38 pm
Did anyone hear back from UMich this morning?
Were decisions supposed to come out today? I haven't heard anything.

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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by AGrothendieck » Fri Feb 18, 2022 1:53 pm

MathQueen wrote:
Fri Feb 18, 2022 1:44 pm
AGrothendieck wrote:
Fri Feb 18, 2022 1:38 pm
Did anyone hear back from UMich this morning?
Were decisions supposed to come out today? I haven't heard anything.
I heard a rumour that they were supposed to come out today. But it was probably nothing but a rumour!

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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by squishyboi » Sun Feb 20, 2022 2:45 pm

For the people who applied to UMich: what project(s) did you want to participate in?

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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by AGrothendieck » Sun Feb 20, 2022 4:13 pm

squishyboi wrote:
Sun Feb 20, 2022 2:45 pm
For the people who applied to UMich: what project(s) did you want to participate in?
Any and all of the ones having to do with number theory!
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by aoi_teal » Sun Feb 20, 2022 4:49 pm

Year: Junior

Institution: top20 liberal arts college

GPA: overall 3.9+, major 4.0

major: cs & math

type of student: first-generation asian female, F-1 visa
for international students: my institution provides funding for students doing research off-campus; I’ve sent emails to basically every program I’ve applied and asked whether they take self-funded students. If a program I didn’t apply then it probably doesn’t take self-funded students (for example UCSB, iastate, clemson)

research interests: pretty open to options, prefer algebra, logic a bit

research experience: 1yr on generative machine learning model

coursework: linear, multi cal in linear, probability, abstract algebra, analysis, topology, representation theory, functional analysis; programming language, computer security, compiler

letter: 1 from math 1 from cs professor, both know me fairly well, should be strong letter

other: leader of 2 student clubs; worked as a tutor of math/cs for 2yrs

Accepted:
Texas States University, algebra (Mar 3) - attending
James Madison University, unsupervised machine learning (Shortlisted, Mar 1)

Rejected:
Baruch College (CUNY), Mathematics (emailed asked about it, told rejected, Mar 5)
UVA topology (emailed asked about it, told rejected, Mar 5)
Brown data science MIDAS2022
University of Minnesota Duluth, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
SMALL knot theory
UChicago

applied:
(just copy&pasted my mathprograms status page)
Carnegie Mellon University, Mathematical Sciences
Cornell University, Department of Mathematics
IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute
SUNY Potsdam, Clarkson/SUNY Potsdam REU in Mathematics
The Ohio State University, Department of Mathematics
University of California, Davis, Mathematics
University of California, Los Angeles, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics
University of Michigan, Mathematics
University of Michigan-Dearborn, Mathematics & Statistics


dear god anxiety off the charts now; switching direction from ML to pure math is hard ...
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by qpu » Mon Feb 21, 2022 2:12 pm

Curious,

Where all have acceptances been sent out for? When can we expect the majority of acceptances to be sent out (generally for all programs).

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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by imjonsnow362 » Mon Feb 21, 2022 3:19 pm

Anybody get into RIPS 2022

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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by Narcist » Mon Feb 21, 2022 4:23 pm

UVA NT has sent out some offers.

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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by AGrothendieck » Mon Feb 21, 2022 4:30 pm

Narcist wrote:
Mon Feb 21, 2022 4:23 pm
UVA NT has sent out some offers.
Wow that really sunk my spirits : (
Still praying for UMich

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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by Kaleiss » Mon Feb 21, 2022 7:56 pm

soyutcebir wrote:
Thu Feb 10, 2022 2:50 pm
Year: Sophomore
Institution: Small Liberal Arts
GPA: 4.00
Major: Mathematics
Type of Student: International Middle Eastern Male
Research: Did Polymath REU last summer. We were able to prove some original results and the paper is in progress. Also did directed reading in differential geometry but nothing original was produced.
Coursework (including the ones still in progress): real analysis I-II, functional analysis, abstract algebra I-II, vector calculus, galois theory, PDEs, algebraic topology, algebraic geometry, general measure theory.
Recommendations: I expect my LoRs to be strong. One recommender is well-known in his field and I took 3 classes and did directed reading with him. He seems to care so much about his students and thinks highly of me. Another letter writer is my Polymath REU advisor from last year. And the last one specifically told me that his letter would be short (I only did an independent study with him) but VERY good.
Other: Idk if it is important but I learned some pure math in high school so I was able to skip some classes (like intro to proof, abstract algebra and topology). I am doing BSM right now so that might be a plus.

Applying to Where: (more to come)
Williams SMALL (Knot Theory) - SUBMITTED 2/1 - REJECTED 2/20
UMichigan - SUBMITTED 2/3
Fields - SUBMITTED 2/10
UChicago - SUBMITTED 2/10
IST Austria - SUBMITTED 2/14
Duluth - SUBMITTED 2/15 - REJECTED 2/21
MIT SGI - SUBMITTED 2/15
Georgia Institute of Technology - SUBMITTED 2/15
David Harold Blackwell Summer Research Institute - SUBMITTED 2/15
Minnesota Twin Cities - SUBMITTED 2/16
UC Davis - SUBMITTED 2/19
.
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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by MathQueen » Mon Feb 21, 2022 8:17 pm

FYI, just got rejected from Minnesota Duluth by email. Lovely. They said there were > 150 apps for 10 spots.

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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by kuz » Tue Feb 22, 2022 11:14 am

Narcist wrote:
Mon Feb 21, 2022 4:23 pm
UVA NT has sent out some offers.
Pretty sure they have sent out all offers. It's a very competitive REU (last year there were 700 applicants for 20 spots). If you weren't at Harvard/MIT/Princeton/Stanford, then your odds were not good.

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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by juststephan » Tue Feb 22, 2022 11:42 am

kuz wrote:
Tue Feb 22, 2022 11:14 am
Narcist wrote:
Mon Feb 21, 2022 4:23 pm
UVA NT has sent out some offers.
Pretty sure they have sent out all offers. It's a very competitive REU (last year there were 700 applicants for 20 spots). If you weren't at Harvard/MIT/Princeton/Stanford, then your odds were not good.
Do you know if the UVA topology group has sent out any offers?

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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by kuz » Tue Feb 22, 2022 1:52 pm

I don't think so.

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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by cohuman123 » Tue Feb 22, 2022 2:26 pm

Any idea what UVA Topology means by preferring 'people with no research experience'? I have some but don't have any publications.

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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by Kaleiss » Wed Feb 23, 2022 10:28 am

Have UChicago and Twins City sent offers?

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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by {\bar{\Xi}}/{\Xi} » Wed Feb 23, 2022 12:32 pm

Anyone hear about SMALL CGDS project?

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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by squishyboi » Wed Feb 23, 2022 1:05 pm

Anyone hear back from UMich?

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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by qpu » Wed Feb 23, 2022 2:40 pm

Are decisions just super late this year? This seems like its following the same timeline as last year (which was apparently late according to my obsessive browsing of REU forums). Starting to get worried as I’ve only heard back from two programs, and one of those two is still sending out decisions.

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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by MathQueen » Wed Feb 23, 2022 4:02 pm

qpu wrote:
Wed Feb 23, 2022 2:40 pm
Are decisions just super late this year? This seems like its following the same timeline as last year (which was apparently late according to my obsessive browsing of REU forums). Starting to get worried as I’ve only heard back from two programs, and one of those two is still sending out decisions.
Yeah I'm starting to get very worried and anxious about getting in somewhere. If you don't mind me asking, which 2 programs did you hear back from?

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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by qpu » Wed Feb 23, 2022 4:24 pm

MathQueen wrote:
Wed Feb 23, 2022 4:02 pm
qpu wrote:
Wed Feb 23, 2022 2:40 pm
Are decisions just super late this year? This seems like its following the same timeline as last year (which was apparently late according to my obsessive browsing of REU forums). Starting to get worried as I’ve only heard back from two programs, and one of those two is still sending out decisions.
Yeah I'm starting to get very worried and anxious about getting in somewhere. If you don't mind me asking, which 2 programs did you hear back from?
SMALL NT & Prob (2nd shortlist, they are meeting about funding this week, then more offers will be sent out from the shortlist based on the results of this meeting) and SUMRY (rejected, no official letter, I emailed for my results)

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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by AGrothendieck » Wed Feb 23, 2022 5:04 pm

qpu wrote:
Wed Feb 23, 2022 2:40 pm
Are decisions just super late this year? This seems like its following the same timeline as last year (which was apparently late according to my obsessive browsing of REU forums). Starting to get worried as I’ve only heard back from two programs, and one of those two is still sending out decisions.
Probably. PhD decisions came out late this year, according to some people I know who applied this year.

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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by {\bar{\Xi}}/{\Xi} » Wed Feb 23, 2022 6:21 pm

qpu wrote:
Wed Feb 23, 2022 4:24 pm
MathQueen wrote:
Wed Feb 23, 2022 4:02 pm
qpu wrote:
Wed Feb 23, 2022 2:40 pm
Are decisions just super late this year? This seems like its following the same timeline as last year (which was apparently late according to my obsessive browsing of REU forums). Starting to get worried as I’ve only heard back from two programs, and one of those two is still sending out decisions.
Yeah I'm starting to get very worried and anxious about getting in somewhere. If you don't mind me asking, which 2 programs did you hear back from?
SMALL NT & Prob (2nd shortlist, they are meeting about funding this week, then more offers will be sent out from the shortlist based on the results of this meeting) and SUMRY (rejected, no official letter, I emailed for my results)
How did you find out you made the shortlist?

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Re: 2022 REU Programs

Post by qpu » Wed Feb 23, 2022 6:39 pm

{\bar{\Xi}}/{\Xi} wrote:
Wed Feb 23, 2022 6:21 pm
qpu wrote:
Wed Feb 23, 2022 4:24 pm
MathQueen wrote:
Wed Feb 23, 2022 4:02 pm

Yeah I'm starting to get very worried and anxious about getting in somewhere. If you don't mind me asking, which 2 programs did you hear back from?
SMALL NT & Prob (2nd shortlist, they are meeting about funding this week, then more offers will be sent out from the shortlist based on the results of this meeting) and SUMRY (rejected, no official letter, I emailed for my results)
How did you find out you made the shortlist?
Got an email on 2/4, he gave us the chance to write an optional supplemental essay due 2/9, was notified 2/11 that I was still on the shortlist (some people were dropped from the shortlist).



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