The deadlines for REU’s are quickly approaching.  We’ve received a bunch of announcements to pass along.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at George Mason University will host a two-year multidisciplinary REU program in computational mathematics and nonlinear dynamics of biological, bio-inspired and engineering systems from June 4 – Aug 3, 2012. This nine-week summer program will expose twelve highly qualified undergraduate students and two K-12 teachers to advanced topics in mathematics, problem-solving, visualization techniques and applications to bio-inspired and engineering systems. Selected problems range from Aneurysm mechanics and bioinformatics to Modeling of Micro Air Vehicles, Design of photovoltaic nanodevices,

Applicants must be undergraduate students with a good academic record preferably completing their junior year by June 2012. Students intending to pursue careers in teaching and mathematics education are also encouraged to apply. Financial support for students include a stipend of $3,375, free on-campus housing and meals, and a travel allowance up to $550. Students with a strong background in advanced calculus, linear algebra and differential equations are eligible. Women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Please note that under NSF rules, only U.S. Citizens and permanent residents are eligible to receive stipends and support for housing and travel costs.

The deadline for receiving all the application material is “March 2, 2012” and accepted applicants will be notified shortly thereafter. For more details on the program and application details, go to the program website:

And another:

TREND 2012

Training and Research Experiences in Nonlinear Dynamics (REU)

Program Description:

The University of Maryland’s Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, with support from the National Science Foundation, offers exciting research opportunities for undergraduate students in the area of nonlinear dynamics. Students from a variety of universities and backgrounds work in teams of two or three for 10 weeks during the summer under the supervision of faculty from physics, mathematics, and engineering.

Program Dates:

·         Application Deadline: Thursday March 1, 2012

·         Applicants Notified: March 16, 2012 (or before)

·         Program Dates: May 29 – August 3, 2012


The TREND program invites talented applicants from all technical disciplines who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with an expected undergraduate graduation date of December 2012 or later. Applications from minorities and women are especially encouraged.


TREND participants earn a stipend of $4,800 for the 10-week summer program, a food allowance of $600, and are provided with free on-campus housing. Partial travel support is available for participants residing outside of the
Washington DC area. For more information about TREND, including project descriptions and application forms, please visit:

And another:

Marshall University Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Computational Science

Marshall University will once again be hosting a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) this summer.

Application review will begin March 9 2012, but applications will be accepted until all 12 positions are filled.

Students will be matched with research mentors from the math, physics, or chemistry departments.

The mentors will direct the students in carefully selected problems from the mentors’ research interests.

Posters from the research conducted over the summers of 2010 and 2011 can be found on the web site.

Students will also learn about the problems, techniques, and tools common to all scientific computing.

For more information, see

And another:


SUMaR provides an opportunity to try out UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS for 8 weeks this summer (May 30-July 24).

Housing and dining are provided
Stipend of $4,000
Travel allowance up to $300.

50% are female
50% minority or first generation in college
Students from community colleges are eligible

Requirements: US citizen or permanent resident More than 6 months away from graduation in the summer of 2012 Calc 1, 2, and 3, Diff Eq, completed. Desirable (but not required) either linear algebra or matrix theory.

Check out SUMaR groups from the past two years and their work at

Application instructions can be found on the webpage. Would like all materials to be in by early March. Will begin selections later in March.

And another!

We are excited to announce that Missouri State University will be hosting a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) in Mathematics this summer. Further details are available at

We especially encourage women, minorities, persons with disabilities, first generation students, and other underrepresented groups to apply.

We will begin looking at applications on March 9th.