Research Experiences for Undergraduates

The program includes both individual research and group activities. Each student is assisted by a faculty adviser and some also by a graduate-student adviser. Group activities include seminars and other social and professional events. Students are encouraged to continue their research during the following academic year, under the direction of their summer mentor or another faculty member.

An incomplete list of math department research topics are listed as part of the DIMACS project page.

Our program is run jointly at Rutgers with the DIMACS/DIMATIA REU.  See the joint homepage for important details.


Typicall the program runs for  eight weeks from the end of May to the end of July. 


Participating students are expected to have a strong mathematical background. Depending on the nature of the project, good computer skills may also be required. Preference is be given to Rutgers juniors and seniors with a major in Mathematics, Computer Science, or a closely related field. However, sophomores with exceptionally strong backgrounds and students from other colleges will also be considered. Students are selected on the basis of their academic performance and their compatibility with the available projects. Applicants are encouraged to indicate which research project they would like to work on.

Women, members of minorities, and students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Participating undergraduates receive free on-campus housing and a stipend.   We also pay certain travel expenses. Under NSF rules, only citizens, permanent residents of the U.S., or those with equivalent work authorization are eligible to receive stipends; we do not accept other students even if they would be willing to waive stipend.


Mailing address:

REU program DIMACS, Core 406 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey96 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8018

REU coordinators: Dr. Lazaros Gallos (email),
Math REU organizer: Prof. Kristen Hendricks (email)

For final reports of most students in previous years, check the links, where x and y are the last two digits of the year.

Information on other summer mathematics research opportunities:


Head Advisor

Undergraduate Office

Honors Advisor
Professor Simon Thomas

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