Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
REUs are excellent opportunities to gain hands-on research experience while completing your undergraduate degree. REUs are available throughout the academic year, and at institutions across the country - including ASU. Many REU programs are available during the summer months. Not only will you gain valuable experience but you often receive stipends or other compensation for your efforts.
REUs offered by ASU
(AM)^2 REU (Arizona State University/Maricopa County Community College District Applied Math REU program)
Provides summer research experiences to undergraduate students who would not otherwise participate in practical, cutting-edge research in applied mathematics and computational modeling
Advisor: Associate Professor Wenbo Tang
MTBI Summer Program
An intensive eight-week summer research experience for undergraduates at ASU's Tempe campus
Field of Dreams Conference
The Field of Dreams Conference introduces potential graduate students to graduate programs in the mathematical sciences at Math Alliance schools as well as professional opportunities in these fields. Scholars spend time with faculty mentors from the Alliance schools, get advice on graduate school applications, and attend seminars on graduate school preparation and expectations as well as career seminars.
Other available REUs
American Mathematical Society - Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Programs
Mathematical Association of America - Semester and Summer Programs
MSRI-UP (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Undergraduate Program)
NSF listing of REU websites
For information on how an REU can earn you credit towards your degree, schedule an advising appointment with a math advisor.
As you progress through your mathematical and statistical studies, you may have questions about getting involved in research, preparing for graduate school, or simply how you can improve your skills in a particular field of mathematics. In these instances, you would benefit from speaking with a faculty mentor in addition to your academic advisor. Below is a list of faculty mentors and their areas of expertise.
Barrett Faculty Honors Advisor - Nancy Childress
Dynamical systems, differential equations - Eric Kostelich
Mathematical biology, mathematical medicine, population dynamics - Yang Kuang
Applied probability - Nicolas Lanchier
Computational applied mathematics, numerical analysis - Bruno Welfert
Number theory, cryptography, abstract algebra - Nancy Childress
Discrete mathematics, combinatorics, graph theory and algorithms - Andrzej Czygrinow
Probability - Nicolas Lanchier
Analysis, topology - Jack Spielberg
Statistics - Rob McCulloch