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Research Opportunities

During the academic year, interested students can get a taste of mathematical research by working individually with a professor. Participating students are expected to have a strong mathematical background, and good computer skills may also be required. Graduation credit is available for such projects (with prior departmental approval).

Sometimes a stipend may be received, but credit and stipend will not both be given for the same work.

Our Department and the Rutgers Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS) both offer summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) in mathematics. Typically these are residential programs, in which each student carries out a research project under the direction of a faculty advisor, participating in seminars and other professional activities. Participants receive a stipend and housing. For information on our REU programs see dimacs.rutgers.edu/REU, and see www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/ for similar programs nationwide.


The Mathematics department offers Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs). During the academic year, interested students can get a taste of mathematical research working with professors on an individual basis. Participating students are expected to have a strong mathematical background; good computer skills may also be required. Their research projects must have department approval.

During the summer an intensive eight-week REU program is available for a limited number of undergraduates. Each student's individual research project will be assisted by a faculty adviser. The program includes seminars and other social and professional activities. Students are selected on the basis of their academic performance and their compatibility with the available projects. Participating undergraduates receive a stipend and housing. Under NSF rules, only citizens or permanent residents of the U. S. are eligible. Women, members of minorities, and disabled students are encouraged to apply.

For other REU opportunities in mathematics at Rutgers, see the web site dimacs.rutgers.edu REU; for nationwide programs, see the AMS web site AMS employment, and the NSF website NFT web search.

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Department of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics
Rutgers University
Hill Center - Busch Campus
110 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019, USA

Phone: +1.848.445.2390
Fax: +1.732.445.5530