University of Minnesota Twin Cities, School of Mathematics

Program ID: UMN-REUCA [#1543]
Program Title: Summer 2024 REU in Combinatorics and Algebra
Program Type: Undergraduate program
Program Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Algebra, Combinatorics and Rep Theory
Application Deadline: (posted 2023/11/24, listed until 2024/05/24)
Program Description:    

Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 14, 2024. 
Our 23nd annual REU program in algebra, combinatorics and representation theory will be held in the summer of 2024, at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. We expect approximately 7-15 participants with the program running 8 weeks from Monday, June 10, 2024 to Friday, August 2, 2024. Our participants are given the choice of research projects introduced through mini-courses in the first weeks of the program, and students can get a sense of potential topics from the UMN REU website (link below). The session includes organized social activities (local theatre, professional sports events, running club, etc.) as well as mentorship and professional development from graduate student teaching assistants. We want the REU to be a welcoming, respectful and supportive environment for all participants, and we recognize that solving mathematical problems often involves collaboration and viewpoints from multiple perspectives. 

Selection Criteria: Participants will be selected based on motivation, scholarly aptitude and potential, ability to work in teams, and the likely benefits to the participant and the program. To participate, students must have not yet completed their undergraduate degree by Summer 2024. We welcome applications from US citizens and permanent residents, and those holding student visas allowing for participation; please indicate this status on the application. 

Students from historically marginalized groups in mathematics and science are especially encouraged to apply. Our program welcomes students from diverse life experiences and academic paths, including veterans, first-generation college students, students who have faced financial barriers, and students whose home institution has limited research opportunities in mathematics.

Application Materials:
  • Standard cover sheet, ignoring "current title/dates" and "highest degree/institution/dates"; 
  • A list of undergraduate math courses taken or in progress, with course grades indicated; this does not need to be an official transcript; 
  • Two letters of recommendation. We encourage recommenders to comment on the student's mathematical maturity, record for enthusiasm in solving problems, and ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • A brief statement of interest in the program. This should include a description of your interests in the subject areas of algebra, combinatorics, and representation theory, as well as a description of any previous experiences that especially qualify you for the program.
Participants will receive a stipend of $7200, from which room and board expenses for dormitory and meal plan (approx. $3600) are deducted.

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
School of Mathematics
College of Science and Engineering
127 Vincent Hall
206 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455