2022 REU Programs

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2022 REU Programs
Last year's REU thread was widelyused, so I'm making one for this year.
All 2022 REUrelated content should go here. I have hardly thought about applications yet, so I have nothing more to say.
All 2022 REUrelated content should go here. I have hardly thought about applications yet, so I have nothing more to say.
Re: 2022 REU Programs
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

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Re: 2022 REU Programs
Junior, only studying Pure Math. Domestic student, white male, parents never went to college and barely speak English, so I am firstgen. 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. 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 waitlist 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
RoseHulman applied February 21st
Kansas State SUMAR applied February 20th
CUNY Baruch College applied February 15th
Pomona PRiME applied February 5th rejected February 28th by massemail
UT Tyler applied February 22nd accepted by email March 7th
(not an REU anymore) UChicago applied February 9th rejected February 25th by massemail
(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.
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 waitlist 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
RoseHulman applied February 21st
Kansas State SUMAR applied February 20th
CUNY Baruch College applied February 15th
Pomona PRiME applied February 5th rejected February 28th by massemail
UT Tyler applied February 22nd accepted by email March 7th
(not an REU anymore) UChicago applied February 9th rejected February 25th by massemail
(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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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!! by email 3/15
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
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!! by email 3/15
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
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Re: 2022 REU Programs
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 NSFfunded, 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.
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 NSFfunded, 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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Re: 2022 REU Programs
Has Duluth REU out?
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Re: 2022 REU Programs
Has anyone heard back from SMALL yet? Last year I think they had sent out their shortlist by now.

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Re: 2022 REU Programs
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
...
Re: 2022 REU Programs
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).Happenstance wrote: ↑Fri Feb 11, 2022 3:37 amHas anyone heard back from SMALL yet? Last year I think they had sent out their shortlist by now.

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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.raremeatsandcheeses wrote: ↑Fri Feb 11, 2022 7:10 pmNot 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
...

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Re: 2022 REU Programs
I am sorry you were rejected by SMALL (Knot Theory). How did you learn about it?Kaleiss wrote: ↑Fri Feb 04, 2022 7:34 pmYear: 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.

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Re: 2022 REU Programs
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 wrote: ↑Sun Feb 13, 2022 5:20 pmI am sorry you were rejected by SMALL (Knot Theory). How did you learn about it?Kaleiss wrote: ↑Fri Feb 04, 2022 7:34 pmYear: 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.

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Re: 2022 REU Programs
Are you sure the shortlist was sent for the Knot Theory project as well?AGrothendieck wrote: ↑Sun Feb 13, 2022 5:35 pmThe 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 wrote: ↑Sun Feb 13, 2022 5:20 pmI am sorry you were rejected by SMALL (Knot Theory). How did you learn about it?Kaleiss wrote: ↑Fri Feb 04, 2022 7:34 pmYear: 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.

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Re: 2022 REU Programs
I am not sure! I misunderstood, and thought that this person applied to Number Theory and Probability.soyutcebir wrote: ↑Sun Feb 13, 2022 5:41 pmAre you sure the shortlist was sent for the Knot Theory project as well?AGrothendieck wrote: ↑Sun Feb 13, 2022 5:35 pmThe 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 wrote: ↑Sun Feb 13, 2022 5:20 pm
I am sorry you were rejected by SMALL (Knot Theory). How did you learn about it?
Re: 2022 REU Programs
I asked Prof. Adams and was informed I was rejected( although they hadn't finished the admission process).soyutcebir wrote: ↑Sun Feb 13, 2022 5:20 pmI am sorry you were rejected by SMALL (Knot Theory). How did you learn about it?Kaleiss wrote: ↑Fri Feb 04, 2022 7:34 pmYear: 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.
Re: 2022 REU Programs
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 IIII, 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 iiii
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)
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 IIII, 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 iiii
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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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
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

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Re: 2022 REU Programs
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.

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Year: Third year
Institution: Wellknown(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 dropin 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
Institution: Wellknown(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 dropin 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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Re: 2022 REU Programs
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?physicsofcomica wrote: ↑Wed Feb 16, 2022 2:56 amYear: Third year
Institution: Wellknown(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 dropin 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

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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.soyutcebir wrote: ↑Wed Feb 16, 2022 10:19 amGood 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?physicsofcomica wrote: ↑Wed Feb 16, 2022 2:56 amYear: Third year
Institution: Wellknown(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 dropin 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
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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 upperlevel 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 wellknown 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 wellknown (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
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 upperlevel 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 wellknown 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 wellknown (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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Did anyone hear back from UMich this morning?
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Were decisions supposed to come out today? I haven't heard anything.

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

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Any and all of the ones having to do with number theory!squishyboi wrote: ↑Sun Feb 20, 2022 2:45 pmFor the people who applied to UMich: what project(s) did you want to participate in?
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Year: Junior
Institution: top20 liberal arts college
GPA: overall 3.9+, major 4.0
major: cs & math
type of student: firstgeneration asian female, F1 visa
for international students: my institution provides funding for students doing research offcampus; I’ve sent emails to basically every program I’ve applied and asked whether they take selffunded students. If a program I didn’t apply then it probably doesn’t take selffunded 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 MichiganDearborn, Mathematics & Statistics
dear god anxiety off the charts now; switching direction from ML to pure math is hard ...
Institution: top20 liberal arts college
GPA: overall 3.9+, major 4.0
major: cs & math
type of student: firstgeneration asian female, F1 visa
for international students: my institution provides funding for students doing research offcampus; I’ve sent emails to basically every program I’ve applied and asked whether they take selffunded students. If a program I didn’t apply then it probably doesn’t take selffunded 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 MichiganDearborn, Mathematics & Statistics
dear god anxiety off the charts now; switching direction from ML to pure math is hard ...
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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).
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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Anybody get into RIPS 2022
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UVA NT has sent out some offers.
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.soyutcebir wrote: ↑Thu Feb 10, 2022 2:50 pmYear: 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 III, functional analysis, abstract algebra III, vector calculus, galois theory, PDEs, algebraic topology, algebraic geometry, general measure theory.
Recommendations: I expect my LoRs to be strong. One recommender is wellknown 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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FYI, just got rejected from Minnesota Duluth by email. Lovely. They said there were > 150 apps for 10 spots.

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Do you know if the UVA topology group has sent out any offers?

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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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Have UChicago and Twins City sent offers?

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Anyone hear about SMALL CGDS project?

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Anyone hear back from UMich?
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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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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?qpu wrote: ↑Wed Feb 23, 2022 2:40 pmAre 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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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)MathQueen wrote: ↑Wed Feb 23, 2022 4:02 pmYeah 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?qpu wrote: ↑Wed Feb 23, 2022 2:40 pmAre 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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Probably. PhD decisions came out late this year, according to some people I know who applied this year.qpu wrote: ↑Wed Feb 23, 2022 2:40 pmAre 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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How did you find out you made the shortlist?qpu wrote: ↑Wed Feb 23, 2022 4:24 pmSMALL 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)MathQueen wrote: ↑Wed Feb 23, 2022 4:02 pmYeah 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?qpu wrote: ↑Wed Feb 23, 2022 2:40 pmAre 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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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).{\bar{\Xi}}/{\Xi} wrote: ↑Wed Feb 23, 2022 6:21 pmHow did you find out you made the shortlist?