2024 REU Programs
2024 REU Programs
Good luck everyone!
Year: Third year
Institution: Top 10 US
GPA: 3.985
Major: Mathematics & Physics
Minors: none
Type of Student: domestic Asian male
Research: 2 previous REUs, one paper close to submission
Coursework: (Undergrad)  Calc 13, Linear Algebra, PDE, ODE , Discrete Math, Abstract Algebra I, Real Analysis I and II, Complex Analysis,
(Grad)  Diff Geom 1 and 2, Analysis 1 and 2, ODE, PDE, Linear Algebra 1 and 2,
Other: Recs from past 2 REU mentors
Applied :
UMichigan
UTTyler
DIMACS
U Minn TwinCities PDE
U Minn TwinCities Algebra
Baruch
SUAMI
Georgia Tech
U Maryland
Iowa State
UChicago Waitlist 2/19
UVA
SUMRY
U Minn Duluth Rejected 2/22 345 aps for 9 spots..
Tufts VERSEIM
Year: Third year
Institution: Top 10 US
GPA: 3.985
Major: Mathematics & Physics
Minors: none
Type of Student: domestic Asian male
Research: 2 previous REUs, one paper close to submission
Coursework: (Undergrad)  Calc 13, Linear Algebra, PDE, ODE , Discrete Math, Abstract Algebra I, Real Analysis I and II, Complex Analysis,
(Grad)  Diff Geom 1 and 2, Analysis 1 and 2, ODE, PDE, Linear Algebra 1 and 2,
Other: Recs from past 2 REU mentors
Applied :
UMichigan
UTTyler
DIMACS
U Minn TwinCities PDE
U Minn TwinCities Algebra
Baruch
SUAMI
Georgia Tech
U Maryland
Iowa State
UChicago Waitlist 2/19
UVA
SUMRY
U Minn Duluth Rejected 2/22 345 aps for 9 spots..
Tufts VERSEIM
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Re: 2024 REU Programs
Year: Sophomore
Institution: Top 10 US
GPA: 3.8
Major: Math & Physics
Type of Student: domestic Asian male
Research: particle physics research at a national lab, independent math research (with faculty member)
Coursework: (Undergrad) Linear Algebra, Analysis I and II, Complex Analysis, Vector Analysis, Abstract Algebra, Galois Theory, Differential Geometry, MeasureTheoretic Probability
(Grad) Graduate Complex Analysis, Functional Analysis
Other: DRP, letter writers should be relatively strong hopefully
Applied:
Ohio State ROMUS
Fields Institute
Rutgers DIMACS
Williams SMALL
Yale SUMRY
Michigan
UChicago REJECTED 2/18
UW Bothell
RIPS ACCEPTED!!! 2/21
ICERM ACCEPTED!!! 2/26
UMN Twin Cities
UMN Duluth REJECTED 2/22
Baruch
CMU Geometry and Topology
CMU SUAMI
Texas A&M
Maryland
Tufts VERSEIM
Institution: Top 10 US
GPA: 3.8
Major: Math & Physics
Type of Student: domestic Asian male
Research: particle physics research at a national lab, independent math research (with faculty member)
Coursework: (Undergrad) Linear Algebra, Analysis I and II, Complex Analysis, Vector Analysis, Abstract Algebra, Galois Theory, Differential Geometry, MeasureTheoretic Probability
(Grad) Graduate Complex Analysis, Functional Analysis
Other: DRP, letter writers should be relatively strong hopefully
Applied:
Ohio State ROMUS
Fields Institute
Rutgers DIMACS
Williams SMALL
Yale SUMRY
Michigan
UChicago REJECTED 2/18
UW Bothell
RIPS ACCEPTED!!! 2/21
ICERM ACCEPTED!!! 2/26
UMN Twin Cities
UMN Duluth REJECTED 2/22
Baruch
CMU Geometry and Topology
CMU SUAMI
Texas A&M
Maryland
Tufts VERSEIM
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Re: 2024 REU Programs
Undergrad Institution: R2 School
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.16
Math GPA: 3.9
Research Experience: Combinatorics research with a professor at my school spoken at a few conferences, and one paper submitted.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA'd two sections of linear algebra one proofbased based and one computational.
Math Courses Taken: Undergrad: Calc 13, linear algebra, ODE, probability, algebra 1, analysis 1, algebraic geometry, research, and thesis.
Graduate: Optimization, numerical analysis, abstract algebra, advanced linear algebra, and real analysis.
Applied:
Baruch
Georgia Tech
PCMI
U Chicago Rejected
U Michigan
Minnesota Twin Cities
SUMRY
Clemson
Indiana
Texas A&M
Texas Tyler
Texas State
U Mich Dearborn
TUFTS
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.16
Math GPA: 3.9
Research Experience: Combinatorics research with a professor at my school spoken at a few conferences, and one paper submitted.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA'd two sections of linear algebra one proofbased based and one computational.
Math Courses Taken: Undergrad: Calc 13, linear algebra, ODE, probability, algebra 1, analysis 1, algebraic geometry, research, and thesis.
Graduate: Optimization, numerical analysis, abstract algebra, advanced linear algebra, and real analysis.
Applied:
Baruch
Georgia Tech
PCMI
U Chicago Rejected
U Michigan
Minnesota Twin Cities
SUMRY
Clemson
Indiana
Texas A&M
Texas Tyler
Texas State
U Mich Dearborn
TUFTS
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Re: 2024 REU Programs
Year: Junior
Institution: R1
GPA: 3.88
Math GPA: 3.94
Major: Applied Math
Research: 2 projects > 1 preprint
Coursework: Abstract Algebra, Real Analysis 1 & 2, Numerical Analysis, Math Modeling, Linear Algebra, Stochastic Modeling, ODEs, Probability/Stats, Discrete Math, Proofs, Calc 13, Grad Numerical, Grad Special Topics
Applied to:
Oden Institute
Icahn
AMGEN
SUMRY
UCLA CAM
Michigan
RIPS
UMN Twin Cities
SIAM Simons Program
MSRIUP
Summer@ICERM
ISB SURE
Brown
Institution: R1
GPA: 3.88
Math GPA: 3.94
Major: Applied Math
Research: 2 projects > 1 preprint
Coursework: Abstract Algebra, Real Analysis 1 & 2, Numerical Analysis, Math Modeling, Linear Algebra, Stochastic Modeling, ODEs, Probability/Stats, Discrete Math, Proofs, Calc 13, Grad Numerical, Grad Special Topics
Applied to:
Oden Institute
Icahn
AMGEN
SUMRY
UCLA CAM
Michigan
RIPS
UMN Twin Cities
SIAM Simons Program
MSRIUP
Summer@ICERM
ISB SURE
Brown
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Re: 2024 REU Programs
Year: Sophomore
Institution: Top 30 US
GPA: 4.0
Major: Mathematics
Minors: None
Type of Student: Domestic White male
Research: Less than I'd like
Coursework: (Undergrad) Discrete Math, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis I and II, Abstract Algebra I and II, Representation Theory
(Grad) Real Analysis, Functional Analysis
Other: My recommenders are quite well known in their respective fields and are well known at some of the departments hosting some of the REUs I am applying to. One recommender in particular is perhaps well known in the broader mathematics community. I think these letters are very good.
Applied :
OSU ROMUS
UT Tyler
Williams SMALL
UM Twin Cities
CMU Topology
UVa Topology
Texas A&M
UMaryland ACCEPTED!!! 2/26
Yale SUMRY
Clemson University
Texas State
RIT
UM Dearborn
Towson University
San Diego State
IUB
Texas A&M Commerce
Tufts VERSEIM
Institution: Top 30 US
GPA: 4.0
Major: Mathematics
Minors: None
Type of Student: Domestic White male
Research: Less than I'd like
Coursework: (Undergrad) Discrete Math, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis I and II, Abstract Algebra I and II, Representation Theory
(Grad) Real Analysis, Functional Analysis
Other: My recommenders are quite well known in their respective fields and are well known at some of the departments hosting some of the REUs I am applying to. One recommender in particular is perhaps well known in the broader mathematics community. I think these letters are very good.
Applied :
OSU ROMUS
UT Tyler
Williams SMALL
UM Twin Cities
CMU Topology
UVa Topology
Texas A&M
UMaryland ACCEPTED!!! 2/26
Yale SUMRY
Clemson University
Texas State
RIT
UM Dearborn
Towson University
San Diego State
IUB
Texas A&M Commerce
Tufts VERSEIM
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Re: 2024 REU Programs
I saw on Reddit that in the past years Duluth sends out rejections really fast like on 2 days after the application deadline. Does anyone know if they’re fast with acceptance too (ik chances are extremely slim)? Or just rejections?

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Re: 2024 REU Programs
Let me know when you hear back from them. What project are you interested in doing?

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Re: 2024 REU Programs
Project 9, I think (the combinatorial identities using mathematical physics). What about you?jacobmatthews285 wrote: ↑Fri Feb 16, 2024 6:18 pmLet me know when you hear back from them. What project are you interested in doing?

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Re: 2024 REU Programs
Anyone know if duluth acceptances are out? Someone in reddit said they got in but then their account got deleted lol

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Re: 2024 REU Programs
Anyone heard back from the Fields FUSRP yet? It’s already past mid Feb

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Re: 2024 REU Programs
I got an acceptance emailthemathguy wrote: ↑Tue Feb 20, 2024 5:11 pmAnyone heard back from the Fields FUSRP yet? It’s already past mid Feb

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Re: 2024 REU Programs
Year: Third year
Institution: Ivy
GPA: 3.98
Major: Mathematics
Minors: none
Type of Student: international male
Research: A previous REU which resulted in a paper that has been submitted; research project at home institution that has led to a paper that is in progress
Coursework: (Undergrad)  Linear Algebra, Enumerative Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Algebraic Combinatorics, Abstract Algebra, Real Analysis, Calculus on Manifolds, Probability
(Grad): Algebraic Topology, Galois Theory, Functional Analysis, Complex Analysis, Geometric Combinatorics, Representation Theory, Advanced Combinatorics, Number Theory
Other: rec letters from previous REU mentor and advisor at home institution; one of them is wellknown in their field; both should be relatively strong letters
Applied:
 Baruch
 Duluth Rejected 2/22
 UMN Twin Cities Combinatorics and Algebra Accepted 2/20
 SMALL
 CMU
 IST Austria
 FUSRP
Institution: Ivy
GPA: 3.98
Major: Mathematics
Minors: none
Type of Student: international male
Research: A previous REU which resulted in a paper that has been submitted; research project at home institution that has led to a paper that is in progress
Coursework: (Undergrad)  Linear Algebra, Enumerative Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Algebraic Combinatorics, Abstract Algebra, Real Analysis, Calculus on Manifolds, Probability
(Grad): Algebraic Topology, Galois Theory, Functional Analysis, Complex Analysis, Geometric Combinatorics, Representation Theory, Advanced Combinatorics, Number Theory
Other: rec letters from previous REU mentor and advisor at home institution; one of them is wellknown in their field; both should be relatively strong letters
Applied:
 Baruch
 Duluth Rejected 2/22
 UMN Twin Cities Combinatorics and Algebra Accepted 2/20
 SMALL
 CMU
 IST Austria
 FUSRP

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Re: 2024 REU Programs
When did you submit your application to RIPS? Do you know if there’s gonna be a second wave of acceptances?user910275 wrote: ↑Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:17 pmYear: Sophomore
Institution: Top 10 US
GPA: 3.8
Major: Math & Physics
Type of Student: domestic Asian male
Research: particle physics research at a national lab, independent math research (with faculty member)
Coursework: (Undergrad) Linear Algebra, Analysis I and II, Complex Analysis, Vector Analysis, Abstract Algebra, Galois Theory, Differential Geometry, MeasureTheoretic Probability
(Grad) Graduate Complex Analysis, Functional Analysis
Other: DRP, letter writers should be relatively strong hopefully
Applied:
Ohio State ROMUS
Fields Institute
Rutgers DIMACS
Williams SMALL
Yale SUMRY
Michigan
UChicago REJECTED 2/18
UW Bothell
RIPS ACCEPTED!!! 2/21
ICERM
UMN Twin Cities
UMN Duluth REJECTED 2/22
Baruch
CMU Geometry and Topology
CMU SUAMI
Texas A&M
Maryland
Tufts VERSEIM

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Re: 2024 REU Programs
I applied January 29th. I think there will be a second wave of acceptance; I have until February 28th to accept/reject, so a second wave might be in March. I will probably ask for an extension, though, given that a lot of programs haven't come out yet.themathguy wrote: ↑Thu Feb 22, 2024 1:23 pmWhen did you submit your application to RIPS? Do you know if there’s gonna be a second wave of acceptances?user910275 wrote: ↑Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:17 pmYear: Sophomore
Institution: Top 10 US
GPA: 3.8
Major: Math & Physics
Type of Student: domestic Asian male
Research: particle physics research at a national lab, independent math research (with faculty member)
Coursework: (Undergrad) Linear Algebra, Analysis I and II, Complex Analysis, Vector Analysis, Abstract Algebra, Galois Theory, Differential Geometry, MeasureTheoretic Probability
(Grad) Graduate Complex Analysis, Functional Analysis
Other: DRP, letter writers should be relatively strong hopefully
Applied:
Ohio State ROMUS
Fields Institute
Rutgers DIMACS
Williams SMALL
Yale SUMRY
Michigan
UChicago REJECTED 2/18
UW Bothell
RIPS ACCEPTED!!! 2/21
ICERM
UMN Twin Cities
UMN Duluth REJECTED 2/22
Baruch
CMU Geometry and Topology
CMU SUAMI
Texas A&M
Maryland
Tufts VERSEIM

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Re: 2024 REU Programs
Congrats on getting into UMN Twin Cities! If I may ask, when did you submit your application? I'm wondering when/if they will be sending out a second wave of offers (assuming they've already sent out all the first round of offers).galoisdream wrote: ↑Thu Feb 22, 2024 11:55 amYear: Third year
Institution: Ivy
GPA: 3.98
Major: Mathematics
Minors: none
Type of Student: international male
Research: A previous REU which resulted in a paper that has been submitted; research project at home institution that has led to a paper that is in progress
Coursework: (Undergrad)  Linear Algebra, Enumerative Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Algebraic Combinatorics, Abstract Algebra, Real Analysis, Calculus on Manifolds, Probability
(Grad): Algebraic Topology, Galois Theory, Functional Analysis, Complex Analysis, Geometric Combinatorics, Representation Theory, Advanced Combinatorics, Number Theory
Other: rec letters from previous REU mentor and advisor at home institution; one of them is wellknown in their field; both should be relatively strong letters
Applied:
 Baruch
 Duluth Rejected 2/22
 UMN Twin Cities Combinatorics and Algebra Accepted 2/20
 SMALL
 CMU
 IST Austria
 FUSRP

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Re: 2024 REU Programs
Thanks! I applied on the 13th of February, the day before the deadline (I was procrastinating lol). I am pretty sure that they will only send a second wave if someone accepted in the first wave declines the offer. If they do send another wave, the date will depend on when the students replyuser910275 wrote: ↑Thu Feb 22, 2024 4:44 pmCongrats on getting into UMN Twin Cities! If I may ask, when did you submit your application? I'm wondering when/if they will be sending out a second wave of offers (assuming they've already sent out all the first round of offers).galoisdream wrote: ↑Thu Feb 22, 2024 11:55 amYear: Third year
Institution: Ivy
GPA: 3.98
Major: Mathematics
Minors: none
Type of Student: international male
Research: A previous REU which resulted in a paper that has been submitted; research project at home institution that has led to a paper that is in progress
Coursework: (Undergrad)  Linear Algebra, Enumerative Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Algebraic Combinatorics, Abstract Algebra, Real Analysis, Calculus on Manifolds, Probability
(Grad): Algebraic Topology, Galois Theory, Functional Analysis, Complex Analysis, Geometric Combinatorics, Representation Theory, Advanced Combinatorics, Number Theory
Other: rec letters from previous REU mentor and advisor at home institution; one of them is wellknown in their field; both should be relatively strong letters
Applied:
 Baruch
 Duluth Rejected 2/22
 UMN Twin Cities Combinatorics and Algebra Accepted 2/20
 SMALL
 CMU
 IST Austria
 FUSRP

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Re: 2024 REU Programs
Anyone heard anything back from the UMN Complex System REU?

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Re: 2024 REU Programs
hey congrats on UMN twin cities! can I ask when you have to respond by?galoisdream wrote: ↑Thu Feb 22, 2024 5:09 pmThanks! I applied on the 13th of February, the day before the deadline (I was procrastinating lol). I am pretty sure that they will only send a second wave if someone accepted in the first wave declines the offer. If they do send another wave, the date will depend on when the students replyuser910275 wrote: ↑Thu Feb 22, 2024 4:44 pmCongrats on getting into UMN Twin Cities! If I may ask, when did you submit your application? I'm wondering when/if they will be sending out a second wave of offers (assuming they've already sent out all the first round of offers).galoisdream wrote: ↑Thu Feb 22, 2024 11:55 amYear: Third year
Institution: Ivy
GPA: 3.98
Major: Mathematics
Minors: none
Type of Student: international male
Research: A previous REU which resulted in a paper that has been submitted; research project at home institution that has led to a paper that is in progress
Coursework: (Undergrad)  Linear Algebra, Enumerative Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Algebraic Combinatorics, Abstract Algebra, Real Analysis, Calculus on Manifolds, Probability
(Grad): Algebraic Topology, Galois Theory, Functional Analysis, Complex Analysis, Geometric Combinatorics, Representation Theory, Advanced Combinatorics, Number Theory
Other: rec letters from previous REU mentor and advisor at home institution; one of them is wellknown in their field; both should be relatively strong letters
Applied:
 Baruch
 Duluth Rejected 2/22
 UMN Twin Cities Combinatorics and Algebra Accepted 2/20
 SMALL
 CMU
 IST Austria
 FUSRP

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Re: 2024 REU Programs
hey! can I ask how did you know that duluth has 345 apps for 9 spots? thanks!!MarchMan wrote: ↑Sun Feb 11, 2024 2:30 pmGood luck everyone!
Year: Third year
Institution: Top 10 US
GPA: 3.985
Major: Mathematics & Physics
Minors: none
Type of Student: domestic Asian male
Research: 2 previous REUs, one paper close to submission
Coursework: (Undergrad)  Calc 13, Linear Algebra, PDE, ODE , Discrete Math, Abstract Algebra I, Real Analysis I and II, Complex Analysis,
(Grad)  Diff Geom 1 and 2, Analysis 1 and 2, ODE, PDE, Linear Algebra 1 and 2,
Other: Recs from past 2 REU mentors
Applied :
UMichigan
UTTyler
DIMACS
U Minn TwinCities PDE
U Minn TwinCities Algebra
Baruch
SUAMI
Georgia Tech
U Maryland
Iowa State
UChicago Waitlist 2/19
UVA
SUMRY
U Minn Duluth Rejected 2/22 345 aps for 9 spots..
Tufts VERSEIM

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Re: 2024 REU Programs
Gallian said there were 335 apps for 9 spots in the rejection message.fideltario wrote: ↑Fri Feb 23, 2024 12:44 amhey! can I ask how did you know that duluth has 345 apps for 9 spots? thanks!!MarchMan wrote: ↑Sun Feb 11, 2024 2:30 pmGood luck everyone!
Year: Third year
Institution: Top 10 US
GPA: 3.985
Major: Mathematics & Physics
Minors: none
Type of Student: domestic Asian male
Research: 2 previous REUs, one paper close to submission
Coursework: (Undergrad)  Calc 13, Linear Algebra, PDE, ODE , Discrete Math, Abstract Algebra I, Real Analysis I and II, Complex Analysis,
(Grad)  Diff Geom 1 and 2, Analysis 1 and 2, ODE, PDE, Linear Algebra 1 and 2,
Other: Recs from past 2 REU mentors
Applied :
UMichigan
UTTyler
DIMACS
U Minn TwinCities PDE
U Minn TwinCities Algebra
Baruch
SUAMI
Georgia Tech
U Maryland
Iowa State
UChicago Waitlist 2/19
UVA
SUMRY
U Minn Duluth Rejected 2/22 345 aps for 9 spots..
Tufts VERSEIM

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Re: 2024 REU Programs
March 8thfideltario wrote: ↑Fri Feb 23, 2024 12:43 amhey congrats on UMN twin cities! can I ask when you have to respond by?galoisdream wrote: ↑Thu Feb 22, 2024 5:09 pmThanks! I applied on the 13th of February, the day before the deadline (I was procrastinating lol). I am pretty sure that they will only send a second wave if someone accepted in the first wave declines the offer. If they do send another wave, the date will depend on when the students replyuser910275 wrote: ↑Thu Feb 22, 2024 4:44 pm
Congrats on getting into UMN Twin Cities! If I may ask, when did you submit your application? I'm wondering when/if they will be sending out a second wave of offers (assuming they've already sent out all the first round of offers).
Re: 2024 REU Programs
I got my acceptance to SMALL about a week ago. I have been struggling with deciding to go or not. I am currently a freshman. I do not feel like I have a very strong math background, at least not to the extent of a REU. I've only done stuff up to basic calculus and linear algebra. I would love if anyone could provide some insight into whether I should accept my offer. Thanks.

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Re: 2024 REU Programs
How do you think you will get a strong background if you don't go to a program like SMALL? It's a no brainer to accept IMO if feeling illprepared is your only concern. You might run into some insecurity/ego issues if you feel everyone else is better than you  try to find some way to ignore those feelings, or at least to be comfortable feeling stupid. You can only get better if you enter situations where most people are stronger than you!rz2005 wrote: ↑Mon Feb 26, 2024 2:43 amI got my acceptance to SMALL about a week ago. I have been struggling with deciding to go or not. I am currently a freshman. I do not feel like I have a very strong math background, at least not to the extent of a REU. I've only done stuff up to basic calculus and linear algebra. I would love if anyone could provide some insight into whether I should accept my offer. Thanks.
Re: 2024 REU Programs
You should definitely go. It’s a great place to build background and figure out if you like math research and want to pursue grad school. I’m going to a T10 grad school next year and I still feel like I don’t have enough background—so you’re not alone .rz2005 wrote: ↑Mon Feb 26, 2024 2:43 amI got my acceptance to SMALL about a week ago. I have been struggling with deciding to go or not. I am currently a freshman. I do not feel like I have a very strong math background, at least not to the extent of a REU. I've only done stuff up to basic calculus and linear algebra. I would love if anyone could provide some insight into whether I should accept my offer. Thanks.
Re: 2024 REU Programs
rz2005 wrote: ↑Mon Feb 26, 2024 2:43 am
I got my acceptance to SMALL about a week ago. I have been struggling with deciding to go or not. I am currently a freshman. I do not feel like I have a very strong math background, at least not to the extent of a REU. I've only done stuff up to basic calculus and linear algebra. I would love if anyone could provide some insight into whether I should accept my offer. Thanks.
You should absolutely go to SMALL. They are there to teach you and expose you to what math research is like. It is not a cut throat environment where people are constantly graded and judged. It is collaborative, supportive and social. Students generally work in teams with professors, and it is common to have a range in age and experiences on the team (e.g. 1st/2nd years mixed with 3rd/4th years). A lot of incredibly interesting work can be done with just calculus and linear algebra. Anything else needed they will help catch you up to speed on. They accepted you fully understanding the amount of math you have had to date.Please go and have a great time.
I got my acceptance to SMALL about a week ago. I have been struggling with deciding to go or not. I am currently a freshman. I do not feel like I have a very strong math background, at least not to the extent of a REU. I've only done stuff up to basic calculus and linear algebra. I would love if anyone could provide some insight into whether I should accept my offer. Thanks.
You should absolutely go to SMALL. They are there to teach you and expose you to what math research is like. It is not a cut throat environment where people are constantly graded and judged. It is collaborative, supportive and social. Students generally work in teams with professors, and it is common to have a range in age and experiences on the team (e.g. 1st/2nd years mixed with 3rd/4th years). A lot of incredibly interesting work can be done with just calculus and linear algebra. Anything else needed they will help catch you up to speed on. They accepted you fully understanding the amount of math you have had to date.Please go and have a great time.

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Re: 2024 REU Programs
Did you hear anything back from Iowa State? Which project did you apply for?MarchMan wrote: ↑Sun Feb 11, 2024 2:30 pmGood luck everyone!
Year: Third year
Institution: Top 10 US
GPA: 3.985
Major: Mathematics & Physics
Minors: none
Type of Student: domestic Asian male
Research: 2 previous REUs, one paper close to submission
Coursework: (Undergrad)  Calc 13, Linear Algebra, PDE, ODE , Discrete Math, Abstract Algebra I, Real Analysis I and II, Complex Analysis,
(Grad)  Diff Geom 1 and 2, Analysis 1 and 2, ODE, PDE, Linear Algebra 1 and 2,
Other: Recs from past 2 REU mentors
Applied :
UMichigan
UTTyler
DIMACS
U Minn TwinCities PDE
U Minn TwinCities Algebra
Baruch
SUAMI
Georgia Tech
U Maryland
Iowa State
UChicago Waitlist 2/19
UVA
SUMRY
U Minn Duluth Rejected 2/22 345 aps for 9 spots..
Tufts VERSEIM

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Re: 2024 REU Programs
Congrats on getting into UMaryland! If I may ask, what project did you apply for?hilbertspaceisfake wrote: ↑Tue Feb 13, 2024 9:57 pmYear: Sophomore
Institution: Top 30 US
GPA: 4.0
Major: Mathematics
Minors: None
Type of Student: Domestic White male
Research: Less than I'd like
Coursework: (Undergrad) Discrete Math, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis I and II, Abstract Algebra I and II, Representation Theory
(Grad) Real Analysis, Functional Analysis
Other: My recommenders are quite well known in their respective fields and are well known at some of the departments hosting some of the REUs I am applying to. One recommender in particular is perhaps well known in the broader mathematics community. I think these letters are very good.
Applied :
OSU ROMUS
UT Tyler
Williams SMALL
UM Twin Cities
CMU Topology
UVa Topology
Texas A&M
UMaryland ACCEPTED!!! 2/26
Yale SUMRY
Clemson University
Texas State
RIT
UM Dearborn
Towson University
San Diego State
IUB
Texas A&M Commerce
Tufts VERSEIM

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Re: 2024 REU Programs
The project on the interaction between complex and convex geometry!user910275 wrote: ↑Mon Feb 26, 2024 8:18 pmCongrats on getting into UMaryland! If I may ask, what project did you apply for?hilbertspaceisfake wrote: ↑Tue Feb 13, 2024 9:57 pmYear: Sophomore
Institution: Top 30 US
GPA: 4.0
Major: Mathematics
Minors: None
Type of Student: Domestic White male
Research: Less than I'd like
Coursework: (Undergrad) Discrete Math, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis I and II, Abstract Algebra I and II, Representation Theory
(Grad) Real Analysis, Functional Analysis
Other: My recommenders are quite well known in their respective fields and are well known at some of the departments hosting some of the REUs I am applying to. One recommender in particular is perhaps well known in the broader mathematics community. I think these letters are very good.
Applied :
OSU ROMUS
UT Tyler
Williams SMALL
UM Twin Cities
CMU Topology
UVa Topology
Texas A&M
UMaryland ACCEPTED!!! 2/26
Yale SUMRY
Clemson University
Texas State
RIT
UM Dearborn
Towson University
San Diego State
IUB
Texas A&M Commerce
Tufts VERSEIM
Re: 2024 REU Programs
Nothing yet, I applied to the distance matrix projectthemathguy wrote: ↑Mon Feb 26, 2024 5:21 pmDid you hear anything back from Iowa State? Which project did you apply for?MarchMan wrote: ↑Sun Feb 11, 2024 2:30 pmGood luck everyone!
Year: Third year
Institution: Top 10 US
GPA: 3.985
Major: Mathematics & Physics
Minors: none
Type of Student: domestic Asian male
Research: 2 previous REUs, one paper close to submission
Coursework: (Undergrad)  Calc 13, Linear Algebra, PDE, ODE , Discrete Math, Abstract Algebra I, Real Analysis I and II, Complex Analysis,
(Grad)  Diff Geom 1 and 2, Analysis 1 and 2, ODE, PDE, Linear Algebra 1 and 2,
Other: Recs from past 2 REU mentors
Applied :
UMichigan
UTTyler
DIMACS
U Minn TwinCities PDE
U Minn TwinCities Algebra
Baruch
SUAMI
Georgia Tech
U Maryland
Iowa State
UChicago Waitlist 2/19
UVA
SUMRY
U Minn Duluth Rejected 2/22 345 aps for 9 spots..
Tufts VERSEIM
Re: 2024 REU Programs
I got an offer from DIMACS on 2/19. Do any other accepted students want to talk?
Re: 2024 REU Programs
Damn, didn't know DIMACS decisions were already out, it was one of my top choices too. Did you already get matched with a project? Also, did you apply for the CS projects or the math projects?
Re: 2024 REU Programs
It was the math program, I got matched. Tbh, I'm not sure if they sent out all of the offers, there was some ambiguity in the communications I had. I didn't mean to scare anyone.
Re: 2024 REU Programs
Ah no worries, huge congratulations though! I'll keep hoping until they send me an actual rejection lol. Out of curiosity, do you mind sharing what project you got matched to?TempoMan wrote: ↑Tue Feb 27, 2024 4:32 pmIt was the math program, I got matched. Tbh, I'm not sure if they sent out all of the offers, there was some ambiguity in the communications I had. I didn't mean to scare anyone.
Re: 2024 REU Programs
Thanks! I got into the Fourier analysis / ergodic theory / combinatorics project.fluffpark wrote: ↑Tue Feb 27, 2024 4:35 pmAh no worries, huge congratulations though! I'll keep hoping until they send me an actual rejection lol. Out of curiosity, do you mind sharing what project you got matched to?

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Re: 2024 REU Programs
Has anyone heard from UCLA CAM, UMich, Georgia Tech, or Baruch?
Re: 2024 REU Programs
I heard that UMich has sent out some offers.thatonenerd wrote: ↑Wed Feb 28, 2024 2:35 amHas anyone heard from UCLA CAM, UMich, Georgia Tech, or Baruch?