Sunny REUs

Continuing in the theme of summer research projects, Dr. Shankar let us know about the following opportunity:

San Diego State University is pleased to invite applications to its Summer 2010 Mathematics Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.  The program dates this year will be June 21 — August 13 (final NSF approval pending), and the projects will be in number theory.

Please announce to any interested and qualified undergraduates, as well as to any graduate students interested in leading a project team.  The program will pay a stipend ($5000 for undergraduates) and provide housing.  The application deadline is March 8. For a detailed program description and application instructions/materials, please see the program website:

Thank you for your assistance in sharing this opportunity, as well as with writing letters of recommendation.

Best wishes,
Vadim Ponomarenko
Program Director

And to rouse your interest, here is the first photos from googling San Diego and San Diego State, respectively:

Sunny San Diego

Sunny San Diego State

And if San Diego doesn’t appeal to you, Dr. Shankar also let us know of this one in Sunny Michigan:

The Department of Mathematics at Central Michigan University will be hosting a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site funded by NSF during Summer 2010.  The program dates are June 7 – July 31, 2010.

Each student will receive a stipend of $3500, meal allowance of $840, and a room in an apartment for the summer.  Travel money to the REU site and for conference presentations will be provided.

The topics to be studied this summer will be in the areas of Differential Geometry, Graph Theory, Matrix theory, and Statistics.
Please inform any interested undergraduate students (who will be completing Calculus II and Linear Algebra before summer) about this program.  The application deadline is February 26, 2010.
For application information please visit the web site:

Thank you for your assistance in sharing this information with your students.

Sivaram Narayan

Which also looks to be very nice in the summer: