Studying Off Campus
Numerous opportunities exist in mathematics for study off-campus. The National Science Foundation supports a large number of Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) that enable students to spend their summer months engaged in mathematical research in a wide variety of fields. Most programs pay students a stipend, as well as covering travel and living expenses. Acceptance to the programs is highly competitive; interested students should speak with their advisor in the mathematics department. It is advisable to undertake an on-campus project in the summer of your freshman and/or sophomore years and apply to an REU in the summer following your sophomore or junior year. Comprehensive information about REUs can be found on the NSF website as well as on the AMS website, and flyers are displayed on the bulletin board in the math hallway on the lower level of the GSC. Application deadlines for REU programs are generally in the early spring between January 15th and March 30th.