HISTORY OF NDREU

In eight of the last eleven years at Notre Dame, the Mathematics Department has offered an REU. Four Notre Dame students participated in the first REU in the summer of 2000. This REU was an outgrowth of a major project in the Mathematics Department, called the Seminar for Undergraduate Mathematical Research (SUMR). Since 1989, the Seminar for Undergraduate Mathematical Research has been offered at Notre Dame to our most gifted Junior and Senior mathematics students, who are also considering graduate school in one of the mathematical sciences (usually Mathematics). Its goal has been to increase the number of Notre Dame students pursuing graduate work in the mathematical sciences. This goal is similar to the overall goal of REU programs.

In the first seven graduating classes (1990--1996) after SUMR started, there were, on average, two SUMR students per year, and eleven of those fifteen early students earned Ph.D.'s in Mathematics. In the last seven years, (2003--2009), the program has graduated thirty-two students, of whom twenty-six are working towards, or have finished Ph.D.'s in Mathematics or Allied Sciences. The program has gradually grown larger. Of the thirteen current students in SUMR, all are expecting to pursue Ph.D.'s in Mathematics or related sciences.

Of the forty-six former NDREU students, fifty-one have pursued a graduate degree in Mathematics or related sciences.

Click here for a complete list of all students who have participated in SUMR for at least one year, and the records they have established.

Click here for a complete list of all students who have participated in NDREU and where they are now.

 

 

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