What to Mathematically over the Summer

some resources

Here is the the American Math Society's list of active math REU's. The panelists for our discussion have participated in these REUs in particular:

Matt Cole

ICERM (at Brown University

Boise State University

Mitchell Faulk

College of William and Mary

Daniel Irvine

Williams College

Michael MacGillivry

Whitney Radil

Fairfield University

There are good math REUs right here in Indiana. For instance, the very active REU at Indiana University has been around for a long time and will run again this summer.

The career center at Notre Dame keeps data on what students from various majors (including math) do over each summer.

At the beginning of each summer, the ND Math Department sponsors (via the Center For Mathematics) a one week undergraduate summer school on some advanced topic in math. This year's topic will be the basic theory of partial differential equations. The program website will have details about how to apply for funding to participate. Lisa Driver in the math office will keep a list of students interested in applying. Please email her if you'd like to get your name on the list, and she'll email you back as soon as application details appear.

There are similar undergraduate summer schools elsewhere. A well-established instance of this is the summer school run by the Park City Math Institute in Utah. Be warned, however—the deadline for applying to this is only a week off.

Finally, but not least, the college of Science, etc, at ND sponsors many summer research fellowships for undergraduates pursuing projects with ND faculty. If you've already begun working with a faculty member and want to continue this over the summer, this is a good source of support.