2024 REU Programs

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justagirl
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Re: 2024 REU Programs

Post by justagirl » Tue Mar 05, 2024 1:27 am

Year: Currently gap year, will return as a junior fall 2024
Institution: Top 5 US / Ivy
GPA: 3.985
Major: Mathematics
Minors: Computer science & finance
Type of Student: domestic White + Asian female
Research: None, one independent study project on stochastic calculus and probability theory with a postdoc (soon-to-be professor at a top math department)
Coursework: Multivariable Calc, Linear Algebra (proof-based), Real Analysis, Probability and Stochastic Systems, Abstract Algebra, Introductory Logic, Intro to Computer Science, Algorithms and Data Structures

Applied:
UT Tyler
DIMACS
SMALL rejected/program filled
SUMRY (accepted 3/4) (not funded by nsf this year)
UMich
U Central Florida
UW Bothell
UMN twin cities
CUNY rejected/program filled
SUAMI
UMD CAAR
UMich Dearborn
Georgia Tech (accepted 3/13)
UConn (accepted 2/29)
Indiana University (accepted 3/5)
Towson University
TSU San Marcos (accepted 3/6) declined
Lafayette
Tufts VERSEIM

(Note: Bc i’m on a gap year, I’ve got endless time to work on apps)
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ZH
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Re: 2024 REU Programs

Post by ZH » Tue Mar 05, 2024 5:34 am

combinatorics wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2024 11:22 am
ZH wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2024 11:15 am
I got waitlisted by Baruch and accepted by Chicago, so whoever received an offer from Baruch please respond to that as soon as possible so I could likewise respond to Chicago's offer before Mar. 8th!!!! :o
Congrats on your acceptance! Could I ask if you emailed Baruch for an update? Thanks!!
Yes, I directly emailed my prospective mentor.

ZH
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Re: 2024 REU Programs

Post by ZH » Tue Mar 05, 2024 5:37 am

user910275 wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2024 11:35 am
ZH wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2024 11:15 am
I got waitlisted by Baruch and accepted by Chicago, so whoever received an offer from Baruch please respond to that as soon as possible so I could likewise respond to Chicago's offer before Mar. 8th!!!! :o
Congrats on the acceptance! Did Baruch directly email you, or did you email them for an update?
Hi! Thank you. I emailed my mentor.

themathguy
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Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2024 5:08 pm

Re: 2024 REU Programs

Post by themathguy » Tue Mar 05, 2024 9:42 am

justagirl wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2024 1:27 am
Year: Currently gap year, will return as a junior fall 2024
Institution: Top 10 US
GPA: 3.985
Major: Mathematics
Minors: Computer science & finance
Type of Student: domestic White + Asian female
Research: None, one independent study project on stochastic calculus and probability theory with a postdoc (soon to be professor at a top math department)
Coursework: Multivariable Calc, Linear Algebra (proof-based), Real Analysis, Probability and Stochastic Systems, Abstract Algebra, Introductory Logic, Intro to Computer Science, Algorithms and Data Structures

Applied:
UT Tyler
DIMACS
SMALL
SUMRY (very short list aka accepted) (not funded by nsf this year)
UMich
U Central Florida
UW Bothell
UMN twin cities
CUNY
SUAMI
UMD CAAR
UMich Dearborn
Georgia Tech
UConn (accepted)
Indiana University
Towson University
TSU San Marcos
Lafayette
Tufts VERSEIM

(Note: Bc i’m on a gap year, I’ve got endless time to work on apps)
May I ask when you heard back from UConn? And when you applied?

diceydicey
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Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2024 6:31 pm

Re: 2024 REU Programs

Post by diceydicey » Tue Mar 05, 2024 1:29 pm

I got accepted to the DIMACS ergodic theory/fourier analysis project last week. If anyone accepted to DIMACS wants to talk, my dm's are open.

rz2005
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Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2024 2:40 am

Re: 2024 REU Programs

Post by rz2005 » Tue Mar 05, 2024 6:19 pm

thereexistsnoepsilon wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2024 12:11 pm
ICERM is sending out offers this week
has ICERM sent out offers yet?

thereexistsnoepsilon
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Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2023 8:57 pm

Re: 2024 REU Programs

Post by thereexistsnoepsilon » Wed Mar 06, 2024 11:42 am

rz2005 wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2024 6:19 pm
thereexistsnoepsilon wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2024 12:11 pm
ICERM is sending out offers this week
has ICERM sent out offers yet?
I emailed last week and they said they're sending out stuff this week but I haven't gotten anything yet

themathguy
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2024 5:08 pm

Re: 2024 REU Programs

Post by themathguy » Wed Mar 06, 2024 1:17 pm

justagirl wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2024 1:27 am
Year: Currently gap year, will return as a junior fall 2024
Institution: Top 5 US / Ivy
GPA: 3.985
Major: Mathematics
Minors: Computer science & finance
Type of Student: domestic White + Asian female
Research: None, one independent study project on stochastic calculus and probability theory with a postdoc (soon-to-be professor at a top math department)
Coursework: Multivariable Calc, Linear Algebra (proof-based), Real Analysis, Probability and Stochastic Systems, Abstract Algebra, Introductory Logic, Intro to Computer Science, Algorithms and Data Structures

Applied:
UT Tyler
DIMACS
SMALL
SUMRY (accepted 3/4) (not funded by nsf this year)
UMich
U Central Florida
UW Bothell
UMN twin cities
CUNY
SUAMI
UMD CAAR
UMich Dearborn
Georgia Tech
UConn (very short listed 2/29)
Indiana University (accepted 3/5)
Towson University
TSU San Marcos (accepted 3/6)
Lafayette
Tufts VERSEIM

(Note: Bc i’m on a gap year, I’ve got endless time to work on apps)
You’re on a roll w these decisions 😭 congratulations!! I’m still waiting for some update from UConn. Could you tell me like how you found out that you were on the very short list?

justagirl
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Re: 2024 REU Programs

Post by justagirl » Wed Mar 06, 2024 1:36 pm

themathguy wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2024 1:17 pm
justagirl wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2024 1:27 am
Year: Currently gap year, will return as a junior fall 2024
Institution: Top 5 US / Ivy
GPA: 3.985
Major: Mathematics
Minors: Computer science & finance
Type of Student: domestic White + Asian female
Research: None, one independent study project on stochastic calculus and probability theory with a postdoc (soon-to-be professor at a top math department)
Coursework: Multivariable Calc, Linear Algebra (proof-based), Real Analysis, Probability and Stochastic Systems, Abstract Algebra, Introductory Logic, Intro to Computer Science, Algorithms and Data Structures

Applied:
UT Tyler
DIMACS
SMALL
SUMRY (accepted 3/4) (not funded by nsf this year)
UMich
U Central Florida
UW Bothell
UMN twin cities
CUNY
SUAMI
UMD CAAR
UMich Dearborn
Georgia Tech
UConn (very short listed 2/29)
Indiana University (accepted 3/5)
Towson University
TSU San Marcos (accepted 3/6)
Lafayette
Tufts VERSEIM

(Note: Bc i’m on a gap year, I’ve got endless time to work on apps)
You’re on a roll w these decisions 😭 congratulations!! I’m still waiting for some update from UConn. Could you tell me like how you found out that you were on the very short list?
Oops! Forgot to submit this. I applied on Feb 26th, then received an email on Feb.29th notifying me that I was on the short list and asking if I was still interested / had not yet accepted another offer.

thereexistsnoepsilon
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Re: 2024 REU Programs

Post by thereexistsnoepsilon » Thu Mar 07, 2024 12:30 pm

Has anyone heard from MSRI?

allthesepollitos
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Re: 2024 REU Programs

Post by allthesepollitos » Fri Mar 08, 2024 7:01 pm

Year: Third year
Institution: CSU System
GPA: 3.5
Major: Mathematics
Minors: Computer Science
Type of Student: domestic Hispanic Male
Research: 1 previous REU, two papers under review
Coursework: (Undergrad) - Calc 1-3, Advanced Linear Algebra, ODE , Discrete Math, Abstract Algebra I and II, Real Analysis I and II, Number Theory
Other: Recs from past REU mentor, McNair Scholar, Representing my campus for the Goldwater Scholarship

Applied :
CSU Chico
UMD CAAR
Baruch Accepted and committed
Oregon State Rejected 03/10
Lafayette
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diceydicey
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Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2024 6:31 pm

Re: 2024 REU Programs

Post by diceydicey » Sun Mar 10, 2024 8:10 pm

Just wanna put this here to show future freshmen there is hope! Also advice related to some things that might have worked for me (not an REU mentor, take with a grain of salt).

Year: Freshman
Institution: Top 50/large public
GPA: 4.0
Major: Mathematics
Type of Student: Male, not URM
Coursework: (Undergrad) Calc 1-3, Linear 1, 2, Abstract Algebra, Analysis 1, 2, Problem-Solving Seminars, Reading Course in Field Theory and Algebraic Number Theory (Grad) Topology, Measure Theory, Algebra
Other Things that Might Matter/did help: Solid LOR's, took Topology in hs, personal struggles, demonstrated strong interest in the project of interest, sitting in on lectures related to the project of interest.

Programs Applied:
Baruch - rejected
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics - accepted, declined
UMN Duluth - rejected
UMN Twin Cities - rejected
Clemson - waiting
Rutgers DIMACS - ACCEPTED, ATTENDING!
Yale SUMRY - presumably rejected
UMich - presumably rejected

Advice for future applicants who I know read these things:
Personal statements really matter. I think that because in my personal statement I showed that I had looked into the project beyond what was expected and I demonstrated a lot of enthusiasm, my lack of research experience, extracurriculars, work experience, and volume of coursework were overlooked. I also think that you should apply to a program with only one project in mind. You would rather want one prof to put you high in their list than a dozen to put you 10 spots down. Also, I think the LOR's matter. Make a good impression on your professors! I also spent a ridiculous amount of time researching the programs and writing my personal statements completely unique to each project. I don't think you should write a modular statement of purpose unless they are for very, very similar programs unless you are applying to a less competitive program or one that is lower on your list of top choices.

Also, anyone accepted to DIMACS pls reach out!
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greenface1998
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Joined: Wed Feb 21, 2024 7:02 am

Re: 2024 REU Programs

Post by greenface1998 » Sun Mar 10, 2024 8:16 pm

diceydicey wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2024 8:10 pm
Just wanna put this here to show future freshmen there is hope! Also advice related to some things that might have worked for me (not an REU mentor, take with a grain of salt).

Year: Freshman
Institution: Top 50/large public
GPA: 4.0
Major: Mathematics
Type of Student: Male, not URM
Coursework: (Undergrad) Calc 1-3, Linear 1, 2, Abstract Algebra, Analysis 1, 2, Problem-Solving Seminars, Reading Course in Field Theory and Algebraic Number Theory (Grad) Topology, Measure Theory, Algebra
Other Things that Might Matter/did help: Solid LOR's, took Topology in hs, personal struggles, demonstrated strong interest in the project of interest, sitting in on lectures related to the project of interest.

Programs Applied:
Baruch - presumably rejected
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics - accepted, declined
UMN Duluth - rejected
UMN Twin Cities - presumably rejected
Clemson - waiting
Rutgers DIMACS - ACCEPTED, ATTENDING!
Yale SUMRY - presumably rejected
UMich - presumably rejected

Advice for future applicants who I know read these things:
Personal statements really matter. I think that because in my personal statement I showed that I had looked into the project beyond what was expected and I demonstrated a lot of enthusiasm, my lack of research experience, extracurriculars, work experience, and volume of coursework were overlooked. I also think that you should apply to a program with only one project in mind. You would rather want one prof to put you high in their list than a dozen to put you 10 spots down. Also, I think the LOR's matter. Make a good impression on your professors! I also spent a ridiculous amount of time researching the programs and writing my personal statements completely unique to each project. I don't think you should write a modular statement of purpose unless they are for very, very similar programs unless you are applying to a less competitive program or one that is lower on your list of top choices.

Also, anyone accepted to DIMACS pls reach out!

How is it physically possible to have taken that many classes as a freshman?

diceydicey
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Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2024 6:31 pm

Re: 2024 REU Programs

Post by diceydicey » Sun Mar 10, 2024 8:28 pm

greenface1998 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2024 8:16 pm
diceydicey wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2024 8:10 pm
Just wanna put this here to show future freshmen there is hope! Also advice related to some things that might have worked for me (not an REU mentor, take with a grain of salt).

Year: Freshman
Institution: Top 50/large public
GPA: 4.0
Major: Mathematics
Type of Student: Male, not URM
Coursework: (Undergrad) Calc 1-3, Linear 1, 2, Abstract Algebra, Analysis 1, 2, Problem-Solving Seminars, Reading Course in Field Theory and Algebraic Number Theory (Grad) Topology, Measure Theory, Algebra
Other Things that Might Matter/did help: Solid LOR's, took Topology in hs, personal struggles, demonstrated strong interest in the project of interest, sitting in on lectures related to the project of interest.

Programs Applied:
Baruch - presumably rejected
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics - accepted, declined
UMN Duluth - rejected
UMN Twin Cities - presumably rejected
Clemson - waiting
Rutgers DIMACS - ACCEPTED, ATTENDING!
Yale SUMRY - presumably rejected
UMich - presumably rejected

Advice for future applicants who I know read these things:
Personal statements really matter. I think that because in my personal statement I showed that I had looked into the project beyond what was expected and I demonstrated a lot of enthusiasm, my lack of research experience, extracurriculars, work experience, and volume of coursework were overlooked. I also think that you should apply to a program with only one project in mind. You would rather want one prof to put you high in their list than a dozen to put you 10 spots down. Also, I think the LOR's matter. Make a good impression on your professors! I also spent a ridiculous amount of time researching the programs and writing my personal statements completely unique to each project. I don't think you should write a modular statement of purpose unless they are for very, very similar programs unless you are applying to a less competitive program or one that is lower on your list of top choices.

Also, anyone accepted to DIMACS pls reach out!

How is it physically possible to have taken that many classes as a freshman?
I just did AP Calc BC, 3 math classes before college, and begged the department to let me take upper division classes first sem. Measure Theory, Field Theory/ANT, grad algebra, analysis 2 are all current classes. I think the biggest barrier to doing this is just not having the information. It has not yet been overwhelming, but having good professors has played a role in this.

greenface1998
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Re: 2024 REU Programs

Post by greenface1998 » Sun Mar 10, 2024 8:45 pm

diceydicey wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2024 8:28 pm
greenface1998 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2024 8:16 pm
diceydicey wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2024 8:10 pm
Just wanna put this here to show future freshmen there is hope! Also advice related to some things that might have worked for me (not an REU mentor, take with a grain of salt).

Year: Freshman
Institution: Top 50/large public
GPA: 4.0
Major: Mathematics
Type of Student: Male, not URM
Coursework: (Undergrad) Calc 1-3, Linear 1, 2, Abstract Algebra, Analysis 1, 2, Problem-Solving Seminars, Reading Course in Field Theory and Algebraic Number Theory (Grad) Topology, Measure Theory, Algebra
Other Things that Might Matter/did help: Solid LOR's, took Topology in hs, personal struggles, demonstrated strong interest in the project of interest, sitting in on lectures related to the project of interest.

Programs Applied:
Baruch - presumably rejected
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics - accepted, declined
UMN Duluth - rejected
UMN Twin Cities - presumably rejected
Clemson - waiting
Rutgers DIMACS - ACCEPTED, ATTENDING!
Yale SUMRY - presumably rejected
UMich - presumably rejected

Advice for future applicants who I know read these things:
Personal statements really matter. I think that because in my personal statement I showed that I had looked into the project beyond what was expected and I demonstrated a lot of enthusiasm, my lack of research experience, extracurriculars, work experience, and volume of coursework were overlooked. I also think that you should apply to a program with only one project in mind. You would rather want one prof to put you high in their list than a dozen to put you 10 spots down. Also, I think the LOR's matter. Make a good impression on your professors! I also spent a ridiculous amount of time researching the programs and writing my personal statements completely unique to each project. I don't think you should write a modular statement of purpose unless they are for very, very similar programs unless you are applying to a less competitive program or one that is lower on your list of top choices.

Also, anyone accepted to DIMACS pls reach out!

How is it physically possible to have taken that many classes as a freshman?
I just did AP Calc BC, 3 math classes before college, and begged the department to let me take upper division classes first sem. Measure Theory, Field Theory/ANT, grad algebra, analysis 2 are all current classes. I think the biggest barrier to doing this is just not having the information. It has not yet been overwhelming, but having good professors has played a role in this.
You’re the reasons PhD applications are so brutal for us regular humans lol. Best of luck

diceydicey
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Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2024 6:31 pm

Re: 2024 REU Programs

Post by diceydicey » Mon Mar 11, 2024 1:11 am

greenface1998 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2024 8:45 pm
diceydicey wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2024 8:28 pm
greenface1998 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2024 8:16 pm



How is it physically possible to have taken that many classes as a freshman?
I just did AP Calc BC, 3 math classes before college, and begged the department to let me take upper division classes first sem. Measure Theory, Field Theory/ANT, grad algebra, analysis 2 are all current classes. I think the biggest barrier to doing this is just not having the information. It has not yet been overwhelming, but having good professors has played a role in this.
You’re the reasons PhD applications are so brutal for us regular humans lol. Best of luck
I've been looking through the math PhD admissions profiles and admissions are absolutely brutal. I wanna go to a top school but it is insane what it takes, so I am tryna make sure I am on track. It's too bad all the smart people want to do math. Best of luck with your graduate studies!

themathguy
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Re: 2024 REU Programs

Post by themathguy » Mon Mar 11, 2024 1:08 pm

justagirl wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2024 1:27 am
Year: Currently gap year, will return as a junior fall 2024
Institution: Top 5 US / Ivy
GPA: 3.985
Major: Mathematics
Minors: Computer science & finance
Type of Student: domestic White + Asian female
Research: None, one independent study project on stochastic calculus and probability theory with a postdoc (soon-to-be professor at a top math department)
Coursework: Multivariable Calc, Linear Algebra (proof-based), Real Analysis, Probability and Stochastic Systems, Abstract Algebra, Introductory Logic, Intro to Computer Science, Algorithms and Data Structures

Applied:
UT Tyler
DIMACS
SMALL
SUMRY (accepted 3/4) (not funded by nsf this year)
UMich
U Central Florida
UW Bothell
UMN twin cities
CUNY
SUAMI
UMD CAAR
UMich Dearborn
Georgia Tech
UConn (very short listed 2/29)
Indiana University (accepted 3/5)
Towson University
TSU San Marcos (accepted 3/6)
Lafayette
Tufts VERSEIM

(Note: Bc i’m on a gap year, I’ve got endless time to work on apps)


Hey! Any further update from UConn?

diceydicey
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Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2024 6:31 pm

Re: 2024 REU Programs

Post by diceydicey » Wed Mar 13, 2024 6:27 pm

Baruch sent out their rejection emails. The email said 830 applicants for 13 spots, which is pretty crazy. I guess a lot of them are international students applying for the 3 international spots, but that is still wild.

rz2005
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Re: 2024 REU Programs

Post by rz2005 » Sun Mar 17, 2024 5:11 am

Is anyone going to Williams SMALL this summer?

thatonenerd
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Re: 2024 REU Programs

Post by thatonenerd » Sun Mar 17, 2024 8:39 pm

Would love to connect with anyone else doing MSRI-UP this summer :D



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