2023 REU Programs

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2023 REU Programs
No one has made a forum for 2023 REUs yet so here it is:
Year: Third year/Junior
Institution: Top 4060 Flagship State School
GPA: 3.95
Major: Mathematics & Music Performance
Minors: Computer Science
Type of Student: domestic white male
Research: Research in knot theory for two years in high school (no papers but several conference presentations); a reading/research project in Gerrymandering and topological data analysis at home institution; a research project in algebraic geometry at home institution, received funding for Summer 2022 and I am writing a paper; one previous REU (a pretty wellknown program) in discrete math and algebra for Summer 2021 that resulted in two papers, one currently being written and one submitted and under review at a journal (sole author).
Coursework: (Undergrad)  Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Abstract Algebra I & II, Real Analysis I & II, Complex Analysis, Combinatorics and Graph Theory
(Grad)  Abstract Algebra I & II, Topology I & II, Algebraic Topology, Topics: Category Theory and Homotopy Theory
Other: Great relationships with my letter writers, with one coming from my algebraic geometry research mentor and the other coming from a professor I have had for several grad topology classes. Moderate amount of competition experience from middle school up to first year of undergrad and good tutoring experience. Familiar with several programming languages and computer algebra systems. Also a music major in violin and have been playing with several regional and professional orchestras within a 3 hour radius of my university.
Applied to (Ranked roughly in terms of interest):
Michigan REU, Applied Jan 23
Georgia Tech REU (Homotopy Project), Applied Jan 25 Unofficially Rejected Mar 16
Yale SUMRY, Applied Jan 25 Unofficially Rejected Mar 17
Chicago REU, Applied Jan 23 Rejected Feb 25
Williams SMALL (Local Ring Completions), Applied Jan 24 Rejected Mar 9
UVA Number Theory, Applied Jan 25 Rejected Mar 8
Maryland REU (Measure Theory), Applied Jan 25 Unofficially Rejected Mar 17
MIT SGI, Applied Feb 7
Northwestern Dynamics REU, Applied Jan 23 Rejected Mar 6
Minnesota Twin Cities REU, Applied Jan 28 Rejected Mar 10
UC Davis, Applied Feb 8 Unofficially Waitlisted Mar 18
Cornell REU (Dynamics Project), Applied Jan 31
Brown ICERM, Applied Jan 25
Wayne State Homotopy Theory, Applied Feb 8 Unofficially Rejected Mar 17
Carnegie Mellon GTDS, Applied Jan 30 Rejected Mar 17
CUNY Baruch Discrete Math REU, Applied Feb 2 Unofficially rejected Mar 17
IU REU, Applied Feb 8
Texas A&M Geometry REU, Applied Feb 8 Rejected Mar 20
UCLA CAM, Applied Feb 8 Rejected Feb 20
UCLA DHSBRI, Applied Jan 25
UCLA RIPS, Applied Jan 23
UC Irvine REU, Applied Jan 23 Rejected Mar 6
Clemson Number Theory REU, Applied Jan 30 Accepted Mar 16
Emory REU, Applied Feb 8 Unofficially Rejected Mar 17
Tufts REU, Applied Feb 8 Rejected Mar 18
UConn REU, Applied Jan 30
Carnegie Mellon SUAMI, Applied Feb 7 Rejected Mar 16
Michigan Dearborn REU, Applied Feb 1 Unofficially rejected Mar 16
Ithaca College REU, Applied Jan 25 Rejected Mar 18
RIT Graph Theory REU, Applied Feb 8 Unofficially Rejected Mar 17
Oregon State, Applied Feb 8 Rejected Mar 13
Iowa State REU, Applied Feb 8 Unofficially Rejected Mar 17
UT Tyler REU, Applied Jan 25
Minnesota Duluth REU, Applied Jan 25 Rejected Feb18
CSUSB Knot Theory REU, Applied Jan 23
Occidental College Number Theory REU, Applied Feb 7
NC State DRUMS, Applied Jan 30
James Madison REU, Applied Feb 1
Towson REU, Applied Jan 24
Texas State REU, Applied Feb 8 Unofficially Rejected Mar 16 All spots are filled
Lafayette, Applied Feb 8 Unofficially rejected
Year: Third year/Junior
Institution: Top 4060 Flagship State School
GPA: 3.95
Major: Mathematics & Music Performance
Minors: Computer Science
Type of Student: domestic white male
Research: Research in knot theory for two years in high school (no papers but several conference presentations); a reading/research project in Gerrymandering and topological data analysis at home institution; a research project in algebraic geometry at home institution, received funding for Summer 2022 and I am writing a paper; one previous REU (a pretty wellknown program) in discrete math and algebra for Summer 2021 that resulted in two papers, one currently being written and one submitted and under review at a journal (sole author).
Coursework: (Undergrad)  Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Abstract Algebra I & II, Real Analysis I & II, Complex Analysis, Combinatorics and Graph Theory
(Grad)  Abstract Algebra I & II, Topology I & II, Algebraic Topology, Topics: Category Theory and Homotopy Theory
Other: Great relationships with my letter writers, with one coming from my algebraic geometry research mentor and the other coming from a professor I have had for several grad topology classes. Moderate amount of competition experience from middle school up to first year of undergrad and good tutoring experience. Familiar with several programming languages and computer algebra systems. Also a music major in violin and have been playing with several regional and professional orchestras within a 3 hour radius of my university.
Applied to (Ranked roughly in terms of interest):
Michigan REU, Applied Jan 23
Georgia Tech REU (Homotopy Project), Applied Jan 25 Unofficially Rejected Mar 16
Yale SUMRY, Applied Jan 25 Unofficially Rejected Mar 17
Chicago REU, Applied Jan 23 Rejected Feb 25
Williams SMALL (Local Ring Completions), Applied Jan 24 Rejected Mar 9
UVA Number Theory, Applied Jan 25 Rejected Mar 8
Maryland REU (Measure Theory), Applied Jan 25 Unofficially Rejected Mar 17
MIT SGI, Applied Feb 7
Northwestern Dynamics REU, Applied Jan 23 Rejected Mar 6
Minnesota Twin Cities REU, Applied Jan 28 Rejected Mar 10
UC Davis, Applied Feb 8 Unofficially Waitlisted Mar 18
Cornell REU (Dynamics Project), Applied Jan 31
Brown ICERM, Applied Jan 25
Wayne State Homotopy Theory, Applied Feb 8 Unofficially Rejected Mar 17
Carnegie Mellon GTDS, Applied Jan 30 Rejected Mar 17
CUNY Baruch Discrete Math REU, Applied Feb 2 Unofficially rejected Mar 17
IU REU, Applied Feb 8
Texas A&M Geometry REU, Applied Feb 8 Rejected Mar 20
UCLA CAM, Applied Feb 8 Rejected Feb 20
UCLA DHSBRI, Applied Jan 25
UCLA RIPS, Applied Jan 23
UC Irvine REU, Applied Jan 23 Rejected Mar 6
Clemson Number Theory REU, Applied Jan 30 Accepted Mar 16
Emory REU, Applied Feb 8 Unofficially Rejected Mar 17
Tufts REU, Applied Feb 8 Rejected Mar 18
UConn REU, Applied Jan 30
Carnegie Mellon SUAMI, Applied Feb 7 Rejected Mar 16
Michigan Dearborn REU, Applied Feb 1 Unofficially rejected Mar 16
Ithaca College REU, Applied Jan 25 Rejected Mar 18
RIT Graph Theory REU, Applied Feb 8 Unofficially Rejected Mar 17
Oregon State, Applied Feb 8 Rejected Mar 13
Iowa State REU, Applied Feb 8 Unofficially Rejected Mar 17
UT Tyler REU, Applied Jan 25
Minnesota Duluth REU, Applied Jan 25 Rejected Feb18
CSUSB Knot Theory REU, Applied Jan 23
Occidental College Number Theory REU, Applied Feb 7
NC State DRUMS, Applied Jan 30
James Madison REU, Applied Feb 1
Towson REU, Applied Jan 24
Texas State REU, Applied Feb 8 Unofficially Rejected Mar 16 All spots are filled
Lafayette, Applied Feb 8 Unofficially rejected
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Re: 2023 REU Programs
Respectfully, I did not know someone could apply to so many programs  like that it was humanly possible

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Re: 2023 REU Programs
Did you use chatGPT to help with writing SOPs? I am thinking about it, but I am worried about getting caught.HurewiczFan2024 wrote: ↑Wed Feb 08, 2023 7:56 pmNo one has made a forum for 2023 REUs yet so here it is:
Year: Third year/Junior
Institution: Top 4060 Flagship State School
GPA: 3.95
Major: Mathematics & Music Performance
Minors: Computer Science
Type of Student: domestic white male
Research: Research in knot theory for two years in high school (no papers but several conference presentations); a reading/research project in Gerrymandering and topological data analysis at home institution; a research project in algebraic geometry at home institution, received funding for Summer 2022 and I am writing a paper; one previous REU (a pretty wellknown program) in discrete math and algebra for Summer 2021 that resulted in two papers, one currently being written and one submitted and under review at a journal (sole author).
Coursework: (Undergrad)  Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Abstract Algebra I & II, Real Analysis I & II, Complex Analysis, Combinatorics and Graph Theory
(Grad)  Abstract Algebra I & II, Topology I & II, Algebraic Topology, Topics: Category Theory and Homotopy Theory
Other: Great relationships with my letter writers, with one coming from my algebraic geometry research mentor and the other coming from a professor I have had for several grad topology classes. Moderate amount of competition experience from middle school up to first year of undergrad and good tutoring experience. Familiar with several programming languages and computer algebra systems. Also a music major in violin and have been playing with several regional and professional orchestras within a 3 hour radius of my university.
Applied to (Ranked roughly in terms of interest):
Michigan REU, Applied Jan 23
Georgia Tech REU (Homotopy Project), Applied Jan 25
Yale SUMRY, Applied Jan 25
Chicago REU, Applied Jan 23
Williams SMALL (Local Ring Completions), Applied Jan 24
UVA Number Theory, Applied Jan 25
Maryland REU (Measure Theory), Applied Jan 25
MIT SGI, Applied Feb 7
Northwestern Dynamics REU, Applied Jan 23
Minnesota Twin Cities REU, Applied Jan 28
UC Davis, Applied Feb 8
Cornell REU (Dynamics Project), Applied Jan 31
Brown ICERM, Applied Jan 25
Wayne State Homotopy Theory, Applied Feb 8
Carnegie Mellon GTDS, Applied Jan 30
CUNY Baruch Discrete Math REU, Applied Feb 2
MSRI Topological Data Analysis, Applied Feb 8
IU REU, Applied Feb 8
Texas A&M Geometry REU, Applied Feb 8
UCLA CAM, Applied Feb 8
UCLA DHSBRI, Applied Jan 25
UCLA RIPS, Applied Jan 23
UC Irvine REU, Applied Jan 23
Emory REU, Applied Feb 8
Tufts REU, Applied Feb 8
UConn REU, Applied Jan 30
Carnegie Mellon SUAMI, Applied Feb 7
Michigan Dearborn REU, Applied Feb 1
Ithaca College REU, Applied Jan 25
RIT Graph Theory REU, Applied Feb 8
Oregon State, Applied Feb 8
Iowa State REU, Applied Feb 8
UT Tyler REU, Applied Jan 25
Minnesota Duluth REU, Applied Jan 25
CSUSB Knot Theory REU, Applied Jan 23
Occidental College Number Theory REU, Applied Feb 7
Clemson Number Theory REU, Applied Jan 30
NC State DRUMS, Applied Jan 30
James Madison REU, Applied Feb 1
Towson REU, Applied Jan 24
Texas State REU, Applied Feb 8
Florida International REU,Applied Feb 8
Moravian REU, Applied Feb 8
Lafayette, Applied Feb 8
Ursinus, Applied Feb 8

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Re: 2023 REU Programs
School: Liberal Arts
Year: Junior
Major: Math
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: International Middle Eastern Male
Research Experience: Did research in algebraic combinatorics during my first summer in college. resulted in a paper, which was recently submitted. worked on knot theory last summer, which also resulted in a paper and we submitted a few months ago.
Math Courses Taken (including inprogress): real analysis III, algebraic topology, complex analysis, functional analysis, differential topology, pdes, riemannian geometry III, galois theory, commutative algebra, homological algebra, algebraic geometry, intro to scheme theory, advanced algebraic and differential topology, symplectic geometry, heegaard floer homology. mentored reading on other stuff (4manifolds, characteristic classes, etc...)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: one letter writer is kinda famous
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: only interested in programs with a low dimensional topology project (or the opportunity to learn more low dim top)
Applying to Where:
UChicago  Applied Feb 10  Waitlisted Feb 25  Rejected Mar 9
Wayne State  Applied Feb 15
Einstein Institute  Applied Feb 15  Interview Invite Feb 26
Georgia Tech  Applied Feb 17
Princeton Geometry and Topology Summer School  Applied Feb 30
Northwestern Dynamics Summer School  Applied Mar 15
Year: Junior
Major: Math
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: International Middle Eastern Male
Research Experience: Did research in algebraic combinatorics during my first summer in college. resulted in a paper, which was recently submitted. worked on knot theory last summer, which also resulted in a paper and we submitted a few months ago.
Math Courses Taken (including inprogress): real analysis III, algebraic topology, complex analysis, functional analysis, differential topology, pdes, riemannian geometry III, galois theory, commutative algebra, homological algebra, algebraic geometry, intro to scheme theory, advanced algebraic and differential topology, symplectic geometry, heegaard floer homology. mentored reading on other stuff (4manifolds, characteristic classes, etc...)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: one letter writer is kinda famous
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: only interested in programs with a low dimensional topology project (or the opportunity to learn more low dim top)
Applying to Where:
UChicago  Applied Feb 10  Waitlisted Feb 25  Rejected Mar 9
Wayne State  Applied Feb 15
Einstein Institute  Applied Feb 15  Interview Invite Feb 26
Georgia Tech  Applied Feb 17
Princeton Geometry and Topology Summer School  Applied Feb 30
Northwestern Dynamics Summer School  Applied Mar 15
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Re: 2023 REU Programs
You've just gotta write a modular SOP. I had a generic SOP (that usually ended up submitting at around 700 words total) where I only really needed to change about 200 words for each program, and all I would change is what I found appealing in the program.analyzefar wrote: ↑Thu Feb 09, 2023 6:23 pmDid you use chatGPT to help with writing SOPs? I am thinking about it, but I am worried about getting caught.HurewiczFan2024 wrote: ↑Wed Feb 08, 2023 7:56 pmNo one has made a forum for 2023 REUs yet so here it is:
Year: Third year/Junior
Institution: Top 4060 Flagship State School
GPA: 3.95
Major: Mathematics & Music Performance
Minors: Computer Science
Type of Student: domestic white male
Research: Research in knot theory for two years in high school (no papers but several conference presentations); a reading/research project in Gerrymandering and topological data analysis at home institution; a research project in algebraic geometry at home institution, received funding for Summer 2022 and I am writing a paper; one previous REU (a pretty wellknown program) in discrete math and algebra for Summer 2021 that resulted in two papers, one currently being written and one submitted and under review at a journal (sole author).
Coursework: (Undergrad)  Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Abstract Algebra I & II, Real Analysis I & II, Complex Analysis, Combinatorics and Graph Theory
(Grad)  Abstract Algebra I & II, Topology I & II, Algebraic Topology, Topics: Category Theory and Homotopy Theory
Other: Great relationships with my letter writers, with one coming from my algebraic geometry research mentor and the other coming from a professor I have had for several grad topology classes. Moderate amount of competition experience from middle school up to first year of undergrad and good tutoring experience. Familiar with several programming languages and computer algebra systems. Also a music major in violin and have been playing with several regional and professional orchestras within a 3 hour radius of my university.
Applied to (Ranked roughly in terms of interest):
Michigan REU, Applied Jan 23
Georgia Tech REU (Homotopy Project), Applied Jan 25
Yale SUMRY, Applied Jan 25
Chicago REU, Applied Jan 23
Williams SMALL (Local Ring Completions), Applied Jan 24
UVA Number Theory, Applied Jan 25
Maryland REU (Measure Theory), Applied Jan 25
MIT SGI, Applied Feb 7
Northwestern Dynamics REU, Applied Jan 23
Minnesota Twin Cities REU, Applied Jan 28
UC Davis, Applied Feb 8
Cornell REU (Dynamics Project), Applied Jan 31
Brown ICERM, Applied Jan 25
Wayne State Homotopy Theory, Applied Feb 8
Carnegie Mellon GTDS, Applied Jan 30
CUNY Baruch Discrete Math REU, Applied Feb 2
MSRI Topological Data Analysis, Applied Feb 8
IU REU, Applied Feb 8
Texas A&M Geometry REU, Applied Feb 8
UCLA CAM, Applied Feb 8
UCLA DHSBRI, Applied Jan 25
UCLA RIPS, Applied Jan 23
UC Irvine REU, Applied Jan 23
Emory REU, Applied Feb 8
Tufts REU, Applied Feb 8
UConn REU, Applied Jan 30
Carnegie Mellon SUAMI, Applied Feb 7
Michigan Dearborn REU, Applied Feb 1
Ithaca College REU, Applied Jan 25
RIT Graph Theory REU, Applied Feb 8
Oregon State, Applied Feb 8
Iowa State REU, Applied Feb 8
UT Tyler REU, Applied Jan 25
Minnesota Duluth REU, Applied Jan 25
CSUSB Knot Theory REU, Applied Jan 23
Occidental College Number Theory REU, Applied Feb 7
Clemson Number Theory REU, Applied Jan 30
NC State DRUMS, Applied Jan 30
James Madison REU, Applied Feb 1
Towson REU, Applied Jan 24
Texas State REU, Applied Feb 8
Florida International REU,Applied Feb 8
Moravian REU, Applied Feb 8
Lafayette, Applied Feb 8
Ursinus, Applied Feb 8
Re: 2023 REU Programs
Math and CS major here. 3.81 overall and 4.0 major gpa. Junior at a top 50 school that is especially known for CS and engineering. No research, just a project on probability theory and a directed reading program on enumerative combinatorics. Have taken all of calc, odes, two linear algebra classes, applied combinatorics, proofs, prob theory, real analysis I, info theory, stat theory, and statistical learning. Also have a lot of programming experience in python and java and even C. Have taken algo analysis, data structures and algorithms, oop, and systems and architecture. Not so relevant but coding helps with stat and data science math programs. Domestic white male, veteran.
So far,
Boise  Datadriven security REU (cs): accepted, didnt take
Maryland REUCAAR (cs): submitted (top 3 choice) accepted, didnt take
Michigan REU (math): submitted, ghosted so far
Williams SMALL reu (math): officially rejected on 03/09
Montana State reu (cs): accepted, didnt take
NC State (math): accepted and COMMITTED
Univ Maryland (math): submitted, ghosted so far
This is probably all I'm applying to. All the CS ones are in ML research or something very similar btw. If anyone has done an opportunity at any of these REUs or a similar one, hmu!
Updated on 03/09 with application status. I have committed to DRUMS at NC State.
Good luck y'all.
So far,
Boise  Datadriven security REU (cs): accepted, didnt take
Maryland REUCAAR (cs): submitted (top 3 choice) accepted, didnt take
Michigan REU (math): submitted, ghosted so far
Williams SMALL reu (math): officially rejected on 03/09
Montana State reu (cs): accepted, didnt take
NC State (math): accepted and COMMITTED
Univ Maryland (math): submitted, ghosted so far
This is probably all I'm applying to. All the CS ones are in ML research or something very similar btw. If anyone has done an opportunity at any of these REUs or a similar one, hmu!
Updated on 03/09 with application status. I have committed to DRUMS at NC State.
Good luck y'all.
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Re: 2023 REU Programs
Can anyone find the link for Indiana Bloomington's REU offered projects?

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Re: 2023 REU Programs
Here's the link:
https://math.indiana.edu/undergraduate/ ... jects.html
I found it at the bottom at the main page!
Re: 2023 REU Programs
Asking a recommendation for this was a pain:
My prof said that it was "inappropriate" that some programs ask him to email the letters directly instead of the program giving him a submission link.
And he got mad bc he claimed he never received the letter, even though turns out he just did not check thoroughly lmao
My prof said that it was "inappropriate" that some programs ask him to email the letters directly instead of the program giving him a submission link.
And he got mad bc he claimed he never received the letter, even though turns out he just did not check thoroughly lmao

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Re: 2023 REU Programs
Does anyone think we will hear from Yale SUMRY or Williams SMALL this week? They've historically released decisions around that timeframe in years past. Has anyone heard anything yet?
Re: 2023 REU Programs
... thwg?guts wrote: ↑Sat Feb 11, 2023 4:53 pmMath and CS major here. 3.81 overall and 4.0 major gpa. Junior at a top 10 public school that is especially known for CS and engineering (top 5 in US for both, including privates). No research, just a project on probability theory and a directed reading program on enumerative combinatorics. Have taken all of calc, odes, two linear algebra classes, applied combinatorics, proofs, prob theory, real analysis I, info theory, stat theory, and statistical learning. Also have a lot of programming experience in python and java and even C. Have taken algo analysis, data structures and algorithms, oop, and systems and architecture. Not so relevant but coding helps with stat and data science math programs. Domestic white male, veteran.
So far,
Boise  Datadriven security REU (cs): accepted, havent committed
Maryland REUCAAR (cs): submitted (top 3 choice) accepted, havent committed
Michigan REU (math): submitted
Williams SMALL reu (math): submitted (top choice)
Montana State reu (cs): submitted (top 3 choice, I like the outdoors a lot lol)
NC State (math): in progress (top 5 choice)
Univ Maryland (math): submitted
Rice University (math): in progress
UNCC (math): in progress
I am planning on applying to a couple more, and I would apply to a lot more, but there are so many programs that even if accepted I wouldn't go. So there is no point. All the CS ones are in ML research btw. If anyone has done an opportunity at any of these REUs or a similar one, hmu!
Good luck y'all.
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Does anyone know of any REU’s that take seniors?
Re: 2023 REU Programs
Any other international student got an email from Iowa state asking about citizenship status?
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Year: Sophomore
Institution: Top 5 public
GPA: 3.95
Major: Mathematics
Minors: CS
Type of Student: domestic white male
Research: 2 previous REUs (no publications but several conferences), plus projects at home institution
Coursework: calc 3, linear algebra, proof writing, graph theory, algorithms 1 and 2, real analysis, representation theory, galois theory, math modelling, algebraic geometry
Other: TA and tutor for two classes (employed by math department), some departmental awards, letter writers are previous research mentors
Applied to:
Williams SMALL unofficially rejected 2/17
University of Michigan
UVA
UChicago
UCLA RIPS
Georgia
University of Minnesota Duluth rejected 2/18
Baruch (CUNY)
UMN Twin Cities
Northwestern
Occidental unofficially rejected 2/17
Iowa State
Planning:
7 more
Institution: Top 5 public
GPA: 3.95
Major: Mathematics
Minors: CS
Type of Student: domestic white male
Research: 2 previous REUs (no publications but several conferences), plus projects at home institution
Coursework: calc 3, linear algebra, proof writing, graph theory, algorithms 1 and 2, real analysis, representation theory, galois theory, math modelling, algebraic geometry
Other: TA and tutor for two classes (employed by math department), some departmental awards, letter writers are previous research mentors
Applied to:
Williams SMALL unofficially rejected 2/17
University of Michigan
UVA
UChicago
UCLA RIPS
Georgia
University of Minnesota Duluth rejected 2/18
Baruch (CUNY)
UMN Twin Cities
Northwestern
Occidental unofficially rejected 2/17
Iowa State
Planning:
7 more
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Re: 2023 REU Programs
I know shortlists came out awhile ago for SMALL, with some interviews being held the past few days for some projects.HurewiczFan2024 wrote: ↑Sun Feb 12, 2023 3:03 pmDoes anyone think we will hear from Yale SUMRY or Williams SMALL this week? They've historically released decisions around that timeframe in years past. Has anyone heard anything yet?

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It says on the website that SUMRY decisions will be out by Feb 16th.HurewiczFan2024 wrote: ↑Sun Feb 12, 2023 3:03 pmDoes anyone think we will hear from Yale SUMRY or Williams SMALL this week? They've historically released decisions around that timeframe in years past. Has anyone heard anything yet?

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Year: Junior
Institution: Private STEM R2
Major: Math
Research Interests: Combinatorics & optimization
Previous experience: REU @ DIMACS last summer, various combinatoricsrelated course projects, math TA/tutor
Recommendations: one from my REU mentor, one from a professor I have had two combinatorics/optimization classes with—should both be strong
Programs:
SUMRY  accepted second round 3/12
Baruch College (top choice)
Texas State
UT Tyler
Moravian University
SUAMI
SDSU
UC Davis  accepted 3/14
Possibly: Lafayette, Auburn
Institution: Private STEM R2
Major: Math
Research Interests: Combinatorics & optimization
Previous experience: REU @ DIMACS last summer, various combinatoricsrelated course projects, math TA/tutor
Recommendations: one from my REU mentor, one from a professor I have had two combinatorics/optimization classes with—should both be strong
Programs:
SUMRY  accepted second round 3/12
Baruch College (top choice)
Texas State
UT Tyler
Moravian University
SUAMI
SDSU
UC Davis  accepted 3/14
Possibly: Lafayette, Auburn
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Re: 2023 REU Programs
Do you know if shortlists came out for the Local Rings and Completions project? I know Number Theory and Probability always comes out really early, but I haven't heard anything about the other projects.theman43 wrote: ↑Tue Feb 14, 2023 6:05 pmI know shortlists came out awhile ago for SMALL, with some interviews being held the past few days for some projects.HurewiczFan2024 wrote: ↑Sun Feb 12, 2023 3:03 pmDoes anyone think we will hear from Yale SUMRY or Williams SMALL this week? They've historically released decisions around that timeframe in years past. Has anyone heard anything yet?
Re: 2023 REU Programs
I just know shortlists came out awhile ago for both number theory and probability, and interactions with logic, so I'm assuming all shortlists are basically outHurewiczFan2024 wrote: ↑Wed Feb 15, 2023 1:47 amDo you know if shortlists came out for the Local Rings and Completions project? I know Number Theory and Probability always comes out really early, but I haven't heard anything about the other projects.theman43 wrote: ↑Tue Feb 14, 2023 6:05 pmI know shortlists came out awhile ago for SMALL, with some interviews being held the past few days for some projects.HurewiczFan2024 wrote: ↑Sun Feb 12, 2023 3:03 pmDoes anyone think we will hear from Yale SUMRY or Williams SMALL this week? They've historically released decisions around that timeframe in years past. Has anyone heard anything yet?
Re: 2023 REU Programs
Does anyone know what "Filable PDF Form" wants in the application for the UC Davis REU?
https://www.mathprograms.org/db/128/1410/apply
https://www.mathprograms.org/db/128/1410/apply
Re: 2023 REU Programs
Year: Sophomore
Institution: Top 5 LAC
GPA: 3.83
Major: Mathematics, CS
Type of Student: International Asian female
Research: None (so not really expecting to get accepted anywhere lol)
Math Coursework: multivariable calc, linear algebra, number theory, intro discrete maths, intro stats, abstract algebra, analysis 1, graph theory
CS Coursework: data structures, algorithms, advanced algorithms, machine learning
Other: grader for calc 2, tutor for number theory and algorithms
Applied:
Brown ICERM  rejected 3/21
UCLA RIPS  rejected 3/27
Baruch Discrete Math  rejected 3/3 (emailed & was told not likely)
UVA  rejected 3/8
UMN Twin Cities  rejected 3/10
MIT SGI  rejected 3/20
CMU SUAMI  rejected 3/16
IAS PCMI  waitlist 3/6  declined waitlist
Maryland CAAR  offer 2/26  committed!
Iowa State  offer 2/23  declined
WPI
Cornell  rejected(?) 3/6 (emailed & was told no offer in first round)
Institution: Top 5 LAC
GPA: 3.83
Major: Mathematics, CS
Type of Student: International Asian female
Research: None (so not really expecting to get accepted anywhere lol)
Math Coursework: multivariable calc, linear algebra, number theory, intro discrete maths, intro stats, abstract algebra, analysis 1, graph theory
CS Coursework: data structures, algorithms, advanced algorithms, machine learning
Other: grader for calc 2, tutor for number theory and algorithms
Applied:
Brown ICERM  rejected 3/21
UCLA RIPS  rejected 3/27
Baruch Discrete Math  rejected 3/3 (emailed & was told not likely)
UVA  rejected 3/8
UMN Twin Cities  rejected 3/10
MIT SGI  rejected 3/20
CMU SUAMI  rejected 3/16
IAS PCMI  waitlist 3/6  declined waitlist
Maryland CAAR  offer 2/26  committed!
Iowa State  offer 2/23  declined
WPI
Cornell  rejected(?) 3/6 (emailed & was told no offer in first round)
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Year: Sophomore
Institution: Rank Pretty High in Math
GPA: 4
Major: Mathematics, Physics
Type of Student: Domestic Asian Male
Research: 2: 1 physics + 1 math. Nothing really came out of it
Math Coursework:
Undergrad: Calc 123, Linear Algebra, Discrete Math, Probability, Math Physics, Complex Analysis, Analysis 1+2 , ODE
Grad: Lin Alg 1+2, ODE
Other: Grader for Lin Alg
Applied:
Ohio State
Baruch
CSUSB
Iowa State
DICMAS
U Chic Rejected
Cornell Accepted
U Maryland
CMU
U Conn
Texas AM
U Minn Twin Cities
U Minn Duluth Rejected
GA Tech
Tufts
UC Irvine Rejected
UCLA
Oregon State
UT Tyler
Pomona Waitlist
Texas State
Indiana Bloomington
Florida International University
Lafayette
Towson
Institution: Rank Pretty High in Math
GPA: 4
Major: Mathematics, Physics
Type of Student: Domestic Asian Male
Research: 2: 1 physics + 1 math. Nothing really came out of it
Math Coursework:
Undergrad: Calc 123, Linear Algebra, Discrete Math, Probability, Math Physics, Complex Analysis, Analysis 1+2 , ODE
Grad: Lin Alg 1+2, ODE
Other: Grader for Lin Alg
Applied:
Ohio State
Baruch
CSUSB
Iowa State
DICMAS
U Chic Rejected
Cornell Accepted
U Maryland
CMU
U Conn
Texas AM
U Minn Twin Cities
U Minn Duluth Rejected
GA Tech
Tufts
UC Irvine Rejected
UCLA
Oregon State
UT Tyler
Pomona Waitlist
Texas State
Indiana Bloomington
Florida International University
Lafayette
Towson
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Re: 2023 REU Programs
Year: Sophomore
Institution: Well ranked State School
GPA: 3.98, Major GPA: 4.0
Major: Mathematics, Physics
Type of Student: White Male
Research: No official research experience, but a good bit of independent reading.
Coursework: Calc 1,2, 3, ODE/PDE, Discrete Math, Real Analysis, Linear, Abstract Algebra, Algebraic Topology, Quantum Mechanics, General Relativity
Other: Private tutor, LA'd a calculus class, one of my professors is well known in his field, from a lowincome rural background.
Applied:
Ohio State ROMUS
UMich
GeorgiaTech
Yale SUMRY
Baruch
SMALL Commutative Algebra
Institution: Well ranked State School
GPA: 3.98, Major GPA: 4.0
Major: Mathematics, Physics
Type of Student: White Male
Research: No official research experience, but a good bit of independent reading.
Coursework: Calc 1,2, 3, ODE/PDE, Discrete Math, Real Analysis, Linear, Abstract Algebra, Algebraic Topology, Quantum Mechanics, General Relativity
Other: Private tutor, LA'd a calculus class, one of my professors is well known in his field, from a lowincome rural background.
Applied:
Ohio State ROMUS
UMich
GeorgiaTech
Yale SUMRY
Baruch
SMALL Commutative Algebra

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Re: 2023 REU Programs
So does this only apply if I am a masters student next sem and nnot a phd student?
Edit: doesnt even matter missed the deadline :/

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Re: 2023 REU Programs
Check out the Einstein Institute REU. The deadline was yesterday but they accept late applications and 12 days shouldn't matter.

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Re: 2023 REU Programs
Anyone hear back from SUMRY yet?
Re: 2023 REU Programs
I believe we should hear back from programs with early deadlines by this week

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Re: 2023 REU Programs
Didn't hear anything today. I'm gonna wait to treat it like a rejection though because they haven't sent out waitlist information in the past.
Re: 2023 REU Programs
Heard occidental sent out some offers today
Re: 2023 REU Programs
What do you mean by unofficially rejected for SMALL?theman43 wrote: ↑Tue Feb 14, 2023 5:47 pmYear: Sophomore
Institution: Top 5 public
GPA: 3.95
Major: Mathematics
Minors: CS
Type of Student: domestic white male
Research: 2 previous REUs (no publications but several conferences), plus projects at home institution
Coursework: calc 3, linear algebra, proof writing, graph theory, algorithms 1 and 2, real analysis, representation theory, galois theory, math modelling, algebraic geometry
Other: TA and tutor for two classes (employed by math department), some departmental awards, letter writers are previous research mentors
Applied to:
Williams SMALL unofficially rejected 2/17
University of Michigan
UVA
UChicago
UCLA RIPS
Georgia
University of Minnesota Duluth rejected 2/18
Baruch (CUNY)
UMN Twin Cities
Northwestern
Occidental unofficially rejected 2/17
Iowa State
Planning:
7 more
Re: 2023 REU Programs
I understand REUS are tough but does U Minn Duluth have like an esteemed reputation or something? As expected I got rejected but looking at their lists they all come from crazy prestigious schools and go on to do cool things:
https://www.d.umn.edu/~jgallian/partnew.html
https://www.d.umn.edu/~jgallian/partnew.html

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Re: 2023 REU Programs
duluth is indeed a super prestigious program. imo it doesn’t really serve the purpose of reus as gallian seems to accept only the people from the best schools (most of which already have a ton of opportunities to do research etc). i personally find the program at least as elitist as it’s prestigious because there are people from “worse” schools who know a lot of math/have bunch of research experience but literally not a single such person got into duluth in the last 10 (possibly even more) years. it’s just that the math doesn’t add up. other than that, gallian seems like a super nice guy and i am pretty sure the experience is super fun and academically rewarding.JerryM wrote: ↑Sat Feb 18, 2023 4:13 pmI understand REUS are tough but does U Minn Duluth have like an esteemed reputation or something? As expected I got rejected but looking at their lists they all come from crazy prestigious schools and go on to do cool things:
https://www.d.umn.edu/~jgallian/partnew.html

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Re: 2023 REU Programs
It definitely used to be a highly prestigious program, but it's in decline. At one point, it was probably the best REU in the country. Professor Gallian is getting older and the REU no longer has NSF funding, so it seems to be getting close to shutting down. I imagine the only reason we're hearing back so early is so they could fill the spots before other programs send out decisions (don't get me wrong, the REU is still a great program with good research opportunities).JerryM wrote: ↑Sat Feb 18, 2023 4:13 pmI understand REUS are tough but does U Minn Duluth have like an esteemed reputation or something? As expected I got rejected but looking at their lists they all come from crazy prestigious schools and go on to do cool things:
https://www.d.umn.edu/~jgallian/partnew.html

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Re: 2023 REU Programs
^^^ program is definitely elitist and prioritizes competition experience over research experience in the admissions process. This isn't even mentioning the fact that they take on students more than once.soyutcebir wrote: ↑Sat Feb 18, 2023 5:20 pmduluth is indeed a super prestigious program. imo it doesn’t really serve the purpose of reus as gallian seems to accept only the people from the best schools (most of which already have a ton of opportunities to do research etc). i personally find the program at least as elitist as it’s prestigious because there are people from “worse” schools who know a lot of math/have bunch of research experience but literally not a single such person got into duluth in the last 10 (possibly even more) years. it’s just that the math doesn’t add up. other than that, gallian seems like a super nice guy and i am pretty sure the experience is super fun and academically rewarding.JerryM wrote: ↑Sat Feb 18, 2023 4:13 pmI understand REUS are tough but does U Minn Duluth have like an esteemed reputation or something? As expected I got rejected but looking at their lists they all come from crazy prestigious schools and go on to do cool things:
https://www.d.umn.edu/~jgallian/partnew.html

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Re: 2023 REU Programs
FWIW last year I was emailed by SUMRY on the later side asking if I was still interested out of the blue but was never sent a waitlist notification.HurewiczFan2024 wrote: ↑Fri Feb 17, 2023 12:07 amDidn't hear anything today. I'm gonna wait to treat it like a rejection though because they haven't sent out waitlist information in the past.
Re: 2023 REU Programs
Does anyone know if UMich or UChicago decisions are out?

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Re: 2023 REU Programs
Year: Sophomore
Institution: Texas State School
GPA: 3.89
Math GPA: 4.0
Major: Mathematics
Type of Student: South Asian male(American born)
Research: Just started research in Math Bio. Interested in Math Biology, Analysis, DEs.
Coursework: Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Real Analysis I & II, Probability and Stats, Stochastic Modeling, Math Models(Biology, Dynamics), Proofs, Calc 13
Other: Great relationships with my letter writers, with one coming from my a faculty mentor and advisor for my math club and the other coming from a professor/mentor and department chair. Moderate amount of competition experience from middle school up to first year of undergrad and good tutoring experience. Familiar with several programming languages.
ECs: President of the biggest math club at my univ. Hosted 7 speakers in the Fall and 7 more planned in the Spring. Hosted 19 and taught 10 Calculus reviews. Created a research symposium and social event to connect undergrads to grad students as mentors and shined a light on underrepresented minorities in math and am working a fun attitude around doing math. Wrote a grant proposal with two of my mentors to continue this event next year. Helped run the Annual Calculus Bowl as lead volunteer.
Applied to:
Wake Forest BME REU, applied Jan 25, rejected
UQBio Summer School(Colorado State), applied Jan 28, accepted to online program  declined
SUMRY, applied Jan 31, presumably rejected
ROMUS(Ohio State), applied Jan 31, presumably rejected
IAS/Park City Undergrad Summer School, applied Jan 31, rejected
University of Michigan, applied Feb 3, presumably rejected, rejected
LSAMP UT System, applied Feb 6, rejected
University of Chicago, applied Feb 10, rejected
Big Ten SROP, applied Feb 10, contacted by UMich  declined
UCLA RIPS, applied Feb 11, rejected
Carnegie Mellon SUAMI, applied Feb 12, rejected
Summer@ICERM, applied Feb 14, presumably rejected
MSRIUP, applied Feb 15, rejected
NC State DRUMS, applied Feb 15, accepted 3/15 and committed 3/21
Texas A&M REU, applied Feb 19, rejected
UC Davis Pure and Applied Math REU, applied Feb 19, presumably rejected, rejected
VERSEIM REU(Tufts), applied Feb 19, waitlisted, rejected
Imaging in Medicine and Biology Univ. of Rochester, applied Feb 22, rejected
Cornell, applied Feb 28
UT Tyler, applied Feb 28
UConn, applied Feb 28, waitlisted
Towson University, applied Feb 28, waitlisted
IQ BIO REU at Univ. of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras, applied Feb 28
iCompBio Summer REU Univ. of Tennessee Chattanooga, applied Feb 28
Rochester Institute of Tech, applied Mar 1
Lafayette College, applied Mar 1, interviewed, rejected
Texas Tech, applied Mar 2
UCLA GTREU, applied Mar 2
Arizona State Univ, applied Mar 3
Institution: Texas State School
GPA: 3.89
Math GPA: 4.0
Major: Mathematics
Type of Student: South Asian male(American born)
Research: Just started research in Math Bio. Interested in Math Biology, Analysis, DEs.
Coursework: Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Real Analysis I & II, Probability and Stats, Stochastic Modeling, Math Models(Biology, Dynamics), Proofs, Calc 13
Other: Great relationships with my letter writers, with one coming from my a faculty mentor and advisor for my math club and the other coming from a professor/mentor and department chair. Moderate amount of competition experience from middle school up to first year of undergrad and good tutoring experience. Familiar with several programming languages.
ECs: President of the biggest math club at my univ. Hosted 7 speakers in the Fall and 7 more planned in the Spring. Hosted 19 and taught 10 Calculus reviews. Created a research symposium and social event to connect undergrads to grad students as mentors and shined a light on underrepresented minorities in math and am working a fun attitude around doing math. Wrote a grant proposal with two of my mentors to continue this event next year. Helped run the Annual Calculus Bowl as lead volunteer.
Applied to:
Wake Forest BME REU, applied Jan 25, rejected
UQBio Summer School(Colorado State), applied Jan 28, accepted to online program  declined
SUMRY, applied Jan 31, presumably rejected
ROMUS(Ohio State), applied Jan 31, presumably rejected
IAS/Park City Undergrad Summer School, applied Jan 31, rejected
University of Michigan, applied Feb 3, presumably rejected, rejected
LSAMP UT System, applied Feb 6, rejected
University of Chicago, applied Feb 10, rejected
Big Ten SROP, applied Feb 10, contacted by UMich  declined
UCLA RIPS, applied Feb 11, rejected
Carnegie Mellon SUAMI, applied Feb 12, rejected
Summer@ICERM, applied Feb 14, presumably rejected
MSRIUP, applied Feb 15, rejected
NC State DRUMS, applied Feb 15, accepted 3/15 and committed 3/21
Texas A&M REU, applied Feb 19, rejected
UC Davis Pure and Applied Math REU, applied Feb 19, presumably rejected, rejected
VERSEIM REU(Tufts), applied Feb 19, waitlisted, rejected
Imaging in Medicine and Biology Univ. of Rochester, applied Feb 22, rejected
Cornell, applied Feb 28
UT Tyler, applied Feb 28
UConn, applied Feb 28, waitlisted
Towson University, applied Feb 28, waitlisted
IQ BIO REU at Univ. of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras, applied Feb 28
iCompBio Summer REU Univ. of Tennessee Chattanooga, applied Feb 28
Rochester Institute of Tech, applied Mar 1
Lafayette College, applied Mar 1, interviewed, rejected
Texas Tech, applied Mar 2
UCLA GTREU, applied Mar 2
Arizona State Univ, applied Mar 3
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Re: 2023 REU Programs
How did you hear about the UCLA CAM decision?HurewiczFan2024 wrote: ↑Wed Feb 08, 2023 7:56 pmNo one has made a forum for 2023 REUs yet so here it is:
Year: Third year/Junior
Institution: Top 4060 Flagship State School
GPA: 3.95
Major: Mathematics & Music Performance
Minors: Computer Science
Type of Student: domestic white male
Research: Research in knot theory for two years in high school (no papers but several conference presentations); a reading/research project in Gerrymandering and topological data analysis at home institution; a research project in algebraic geometry at home institution, received funding for Summer 2022 and I am writing a paper; one previous REU (a pretty wellknown program) in discrete math and algebra for Summer 2021 that resulted in two papers, one currently being written and one submitted and under review at a journal (sole author).
Coursework: (Undergrad)  Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Abstract Algebra I & II, Real Analysis I & II, Complex Analysis, Combinatorics and Graph Theory
(Grad)  Abstract Algebra I & II, Topology I & II, Algebraic Topology, Topics: Category Theory and Homotopy Theory
Other: Great relationships with my letter writers, with one coming from my algebraic geometry research mentor and the other coming from a professor I have had for several grad topology classes. Moderate amount of competition experience from middle school up to first year of undergrad and good tutoring experience. Familiar with several programming languages and computer algebra systems. Also a music major in violin and have been playing with several regional and professional orchestras within a 3 hour radius of my university.
Applied to (Ranked roughly in terms of interest):
Michigan REU, Applied Jan 23
Georgia Tech REU (Homotopy Project), Applied Jan 25
Yale SUMRY, Applied Jan 25
Chicago REU, Applied Jan 23
Williams SMALL (Local Ring Completions), Applied Jan 24
UVA Number Theory, Applied Jan 25
Maryland REU (Measure Theory), Applied Jan 25
MIT SGI, Applied Feb 7
Northwestern Dynamics REU, Applied Jan 23
Minnesota Twin Cities REU, Applied Jan 28
UC Davis, Applied Feb 8
Cornell REU (Dynamics Project), Applied Jan 31
Brown ICERM, Applied Jan 25
Wayne State Homotopy Theory, Applied Feb 8
Carnegie Mellon GTDS, Applied Jan 30
CUNY Baruch Discrete Math REU, Applied Feb 2
MSRI Topological Data Analysis, Applied Feb 8
IU REU, Applied Feb 8
Texas A&M Geometry REU, Applied Feb 8
UCLA CAM, Applied Feb 8 Rejected Feb 20
UCLA DHSBRI, Applied Jan 25
UCLA RIPS, Applied Jan 23
UC Irvine REU, Applied Jan 23
Emory REU, Applied Feb 8
Tufts REU, Applied Feb 8
UConn REU, Applied Jan 30
Carnegie Mellon SUAMI, Applied Feb 7
Michigan Dearborn REU, Applied Feb 1
Ithaca College REU, Applied Jan 25
RIT Graph Theory REU, Applied Feb 8
Oregon State, Applied Feb 8
Iowa State REU, Applied Feb 8
UT Tyler REU, Applied Jan 25
Minnesota Duluth REU, Applied Jan 25 Rejected Feb 18 by mass email
CSUSB Knot Theory REU, Applied Jan 23
Occidental College Number Theory REU, Applied Feb 7
Clemson Number Theory REU, Applied Jan 30
NC State DRUMS, Applied Jan 30
James Madison REU, Applied Feb 1
Towson REU, Applied Jan 24
Texas State REU, Applied Feb 8
Florida International REU,Applied Feb 8
Moravian REU, Applied Feb 8
Lafayette, Applied Feb 8
Ursinus, Applied Feb 8

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Re: 2023 REU Programs
I emailed after I applied and I was told that they weren't reviewing my application. I got the impression that they didn't even look at it (probably because of when I submitted it). Not super bummed though because the projects weren't really that interesting to me, I applied just for the sake of applyingnotsatos wrote: ↑Tue Feb 21, 2023 10:29 pmHow did you hear about the UCLA CAM decision?HurewiczFan2024 wrote: ↑Wed Feb 08, 2023 7:56 pmNo one has made a forum for 2023 REUs yet so here it is:
Year: Third year/Junior
Institution: Top 4060 Flagship State School
GPA: 3.95
Major: Mathematics & Music Performance
Minors: Computer Science
Type of Student: domestic white male
Research: Research in knot theory for two years in high school (no papers but several conference presentations); a reading/research project in Gerrymandering and topological data analysis at home institution; a research project in algebraic geometry at home institution, received funding for Summer 2022 and I am writing a paper; one previous REU (a pretty wellknown program) in discrete math and algebra for Summer 2021 that resulted in two papers, one currently being written and one submitted and under review at a journal (sole author).
Coursework: (Undergrad)  Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Abstract Algebra I & II, Real Analysis I & II, Complex Analysis, Combinatorics and Graph Theory
(Grad)  Abstract Algebra I & II, Topology I & II, Algebraic Topology, Topics: Category Theory and Homotopy Theory
Other: Great relationships with my letter writers, with one coming from my algebraic geometry research mentor and the other coming from a professor I have had for several grad topology classes. Moderate amount of competition experience from middle school up to first year of undergrad and good tutoring experience. Familiar with several programming languages and computer algebra systems. Also a music major in violin and have been playing with several regional and professional orchestras within a 3 hour radius of my university.
Applied to (Ranked roughly in terms of interest):
Michigan REU, Applied Jan 23
Georgia Tech REU (Homotopy Project), Applied Jan 25
Yale SUMRY, Applied Jan 25
Chicago REU, Applied Jan 23
Williams SMALL (Local Ring Completions), Applied Jan 24
UVA Number Theory, Applied Jan 25
Maryland REU (Measure Theory), Applied Jan 25
MIT SGI, Applied Feb 7
Northwestern Dynamics REU, Applied Jan 23
Minnesota Twin Cities REU, Applied Jan 28
UC Davis, Applied Feb 8
Cornell REU (Dynamics Project), Applied Jan 31
Brown ICERM, Applied Jan 25
Wayne State Homotopy Theory, Applied Feb 8
Carnegie Mellon GTDS, Applied Jan 30
CUNY Baruch Discrete Math REU, Applied Feb 2
MSRI Topological Data Analysis, Applied Feb 8
IU REU, Applied Feb 8
Texas A&M Geometry REU, Applied Feb 8
UCLA CAM, Applied Feb 8 Rejected Feb 20
UCLA DHSBRI, Applied Jan 25
UCLA RIPS, Applied Jan 23
UC Irvine REU, Applied Jan 23
Emory REU, Applied Feb 8
Tufts REU, Applied Feb 8
UConn REU, Applied Jan 30
Carnegie Mellon SUAMI, Applied Feb 7
Michigan Dearborn REU, Applied Feb 1
Ithaca College REU, Applied Jan 25
RIT Graph Theory REU, Applied Feb 8
Oregon State, Applied Feb 8
Iowa State REU, Applied Feb 8
UT Tyler REU, Applied Jan 25
Minnesota Duluth REU, Applied Jan 25 Rejected Feb 18 by mass email
CSUSB Knot Theory REU, Applied Jan 23
Occidental College Number Theory REU, Applied Feb 7
Clemson Number Theory REU, Applied Jan 30
NC State DRUMS, Applied Jan 30
James Madison REU, Applied Feb 1
Towson REU, Applied Jan 24
Texas State REU, Applied Feb 8
Florida International REU,Applied Feb 8
Moravian REU, Applied Feb 8
Lafayette, Applied Feb 8
Ursinus, Applied Feb 8

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Re: 2023 REU Programs
I just emailed and got a response saying that I'm on their backup list (I had not received any other email prior than just emailing a couple of hours ago) — citing that my background was in pure mathematics rather than the applied/computation program. I applied on the fifteenth of February, so I do not understand why they didn't read your application — my current university is around the LA area and I think proximity to UCLA was a very important factor for them. (They also said that over 200 people applied and they only had 25 slots.)HurewiczFan2024 wrote: ↑Tue Feb 21, 2023 10:55 pmI emailed after I applied and I was told that they weren't reviewing my application. I got the impression that they didn't even look at it (probably because of when I submitted it). Not super bummed though because the projects weren't really that interesting to me, I applied just for the sake of applyingnotsatos wrote: ↑Tue Feb 21, 2023 10:29 pmHow did you hear about the UCLA CAM decision?HurewiczFan2024 wrote: ↑Wed Feb 08, 2023 7:56 pmNo one has made a forum for 2023 REUs yet so here it is:
Year: Third year/Junior
Institution: Top 4060 Flagship State School
GPA: 3.95
Major: Mathematics & Music Performance
Minors: Computer Science
Type of Student: domestic white male
Research: Research in knot theory for two years in high school (no papers but several conference presentations); a reading/research project in Gerrymandering and topological data analysis at home institution; a research project in algebraic geometry at home institution, received funding for Summer 2022 and I am writing a paper; one previous REU (a pretty wellknown program) in discrete math and algebra for Summer 2021 that resulted in two papers, one currently being written and one submitted and under review at a journal (sole author).
Coursework: (Undergrad)  Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Abstract Algebra I & II, Real Analysis I & II, Complex Analysis, Combinatorics and Graph Theory
(Grad)  Abstract Algebra I & II, Topology I & II, Algebraic Topology, Topics: Category Theory and Homotopy Theory
Other: Great relationships with my letter writers, with one coming from my algebraic geometry research mentor and the other coming from a professor I have had for several grad topology classes. Moderate amount of competition experience from middle school up to first year of undergrad and good tutoring experience. Familiar with several programming languages and computer algebra systems. Also a music major in violin and have been playing with several regional and professional orchestras within a 3 hour radius of my university.
Applied to (Ranked roughly in terms of interest):
Michigan REU, Applied Jan 23
Georgia Tech REU (Homotopy Project), Applied Jan 25
Yale SUMRY, Applied Jan 25
Chicago REU, Applied Jan 23
Williams SMALL (Local Ring Completions), Applied Jan 24
UVA Number Theory, Applied Jan 25
Maryland REU (Measure Theory), Applied Jan 25
MIT SGI, Applied Feb 7
Northwestern Dynamics REU, Applied Jan 23
Minnesota Twin Cities REU, Applied Jan 28
UC Davis, Applied Feb 8
Cornell REU (Dynamics Project), Applied Jan 31
Brown ICERM, Applied Jan 25
Wayne State Homotopy Theory, Applied Feb 8
Carnegie Mellon GTDS, Applied Jan 30
CUNY Baruch Discrete Math REU, Applied Feb 2
MSRI Topological Data Analysis, Applied Feb 8
IU REU, Applied Feb 8
Texas A&M Geometry REU, Applied Feb 8
UCLA CAM, Applied Feb 8 Rejected Feb 20
UCLA DHSBRI, Applied Jan 25
UCLA RIPS, Applied Jan 23
UC Irvine REU, Applied Jan 23
Emory REU, Applied Feb 8
Tufts REU, Applied Feb 8
UConn REU, Applied Jan 30
Carnegie Mellon SUAMI, Applied Feb 7
Michigan Dearborn REU, Applied Feb 1
Ithaca College REU, Applied Jan 25
RIT Graph Theory REU, Applied Feb 8
Oregon State, Applied Feb 8
Iowa State REU, Applied Feb 8
UT Tyler REU, Applied Jan 25
Minnesota Duluth REU, Applied Jan 25 Rejected Feb 18 by mass email
CSUSB Knot Theory REU, Applied Jan 23
Occidental College Number Theory REU, Applied Feb 7
Clemson Number Theory REU, Applied Jan 30
NC State DRUMS, Applied Jan 30
James Madison REU, Applied Feb 1
Towson REU, Applied Jan 24
Texas State REU, Applied Feb 8
Florida International REU,Applied Feb 8
Moravian REU, Applied Feb 8
Lafayette, Applied Feb 8
Ursinus, Applied Feb 8

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Re: 2023 REU Programs
Year: Sophomore
GPA: 3.8
Major: Mathematics
Minors: Philosophy
Type of Student: URM female
Research: 1 previous REU (no publications but multiple presentations at conferences), 1 high school research program resulting in a publication
Other: Officer of college STEM club, have known 1 letter writer for 3 years in multiple academic contexts
Applied to:
UCLA RIPS (LA and Singapore)
UCLA CAM  rejected 2/20
UCI Leiden rejected 3/6
Brown ICERM
Yale SUMRY unofficially rejected 2/16
UC Davis accepted 3/9 and attending
Baruch CUNY
UMich unofficially rejected 2/27
UVa rejected 3/9
Emory
UMaryland
Georgia Tech rejected 3/20
Occidental  offer 2/17 declined
Duluth  rejected 2/18
UChicago rejected 2/25
James Madison
CSUSB
GPA: 3.8
Major: Mathematics
Minors: Philosophy
Type of Student: URM female
Research: 1 previous REU (no publications but multiple presentations at conferences), 1 high school research program resulting in a publication
Other: Officer of college STEM club, have known 1 letter writer for 3 years in multiple academic contexts
Applied to:
UCLA RIPS (LA and Singapore)
UCLA CAM  rejected 2/20
UCI Leiden rejected 3/6
Brown ICERM
Yale SUMRY unofficially rejected 2/16
UC Davis accepted 3/9 and attending
Baruch CUNY
UMich unofficially rejected 2/27
UVa rejected 3/9
Emory
UMaryland
Georgia Tech rejected 3/20
Occidental  offer 2/17 declined
Duluth  rejected 2/18
UChicago rejected 2/25
James Madison
CSUSB
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Re: 2023 REU Programs
Did they sent reject letters? I did not get anything