North Carolina State University, Mathematics

Program ID: NCSU-DRUMS [#1361]
Program Title: Summer 2023 REU
Program Type: Undergraduate program
Program Location: Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-8205, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: mathematics, statistics
Application Deadline: 2023/02/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/10/22, listed until 2023/04/22)
Program Description:    

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Summer 2023 REU: DRUMS – Directed Research for Undergraduates in Math and Statistics

The Mathematics and Statistics Departments of North Carolina State University invite qualified applicants for a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program that pairs mathematics and statistics students for interdisciplinary summer research projects. Proposed projects span collaborative applications in atmospheric science, materials science, cardiovascular disease, precision medicine, climate change and wildland fires using tools from linear algebra, partial differential equations, probability, sensitivity analysis, parameter inference, optimization, and machine learning. In addition to the technical aspects of the program, students also receive background on useful auxiliary skills like mathematical programming, technical writing, applying for graduate school, and preparing scientific presentations.

Most DRUMS students will work at NCSU for 10 weeks during summer and remotely during the 2023 fall semester; some students may participate remotely for the entire program. Formal summer activities will be May 30th – Aug 4th, with arrival May 29nd and departure Aug 5th. The work during the fall semester will be conducted online. Time commitment for this part of the program will be approximately 5 hours per week including a 1h weekly remote meeting.

We encourage students of all backgrounds to apply. This includes students who might have nontraditional mathematical and/or statistical training, or who are just beginning their mathematical studies.

For more information, please visit:

Students will need to submit a curriculum vitae/resume, a transcript (unofficial is fine), and two reference letters. In addition, students must submit a one-page personal statement addressing why they wish to participate in the DRUMS REU program. One letter should list a local faculty member who is willing to serve as a contact to NCSU faculty (the contact person is needed to help coordinate activities during the fall semester).

Due to restrictions from NSF and NSA, our program is restricted to US citizens and permanent residents, and participants must be undergraduate students at the time of participation.

Application Deadline: Review of applications begins February 15th and will continue until all slots are filled.

Contact Information: Dr. Mette Olufsen (, Professor of Mathematics, NC State University and Dr. Brian Reich (, Distinguished Professor of Statistics, NC State University

Required Application Material:

Personal statement (include name of local faculty mentor)

Transcript (unofficial is acceptable)

Curriculum Vitae

Two reference letters (one letter should include information about local faculty contact).

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the program description.

Further Info:
email address
Department of Mathematics
2311 Stinson Drive, SAS Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-8205, USA