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Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Central Convergence Research Experiences for Undergraduates (CC-REU)

The Central Convergence Research Experiences for Undergraduates (CC-REU) is a summer program with research across a broad range of mathematical topics including topology, number theory, applied math, probability, and statistics. Three projects will be offered every year, with thirteen students recruited annually to work with one of three CWU mathematics faculty mentors.  Interlaced with the mathematical research projects are professional development training, seminars by guest mathematicians, and field trips to local sites. Students will give presentations at the CC-REU research symposium and produce a written report suitable for publication. Students will also be eligible for travel funding to present their results at regional or national mathematics conferences after the summer program.


The program is a full-time eight-and-a-half-week summer research program, which will run June 22 – August 18, 2023.


Pandemic Note: If the program is in-person on campus the attendees will need to provide proof of vaccination and there may be other requirements set by the housing and State of Washington authorities. The 2021 CC-REU program was fully virtual and  the 2022 program was in-person. We have the ability to do virtual work but would like to be able to have safe in-person interactions. 


The National Science Foundation requires every REU participant to be a US citizen or permanent resident. In addition, all participants must return to their undergraduate institution after the REU and be full-time undergraduate students in Fall 2023. We especially encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM and early career students (students with two or three years remaining of their degree) to apply.


Participant support

Undergraduates accepted for this research experience will be eligible for a $5,100 stipend, additional weekly subsistence support that we are still working to finalize, and up to $1000 in travel funds to support travel to national research conferences in 2022-2023.


Participant Expectations

CC-REU is a full-time eight-and-a-half-week summer research program. Student participants are expected to commit at least 40 hours every week the program is in session and, as such, should not commit to other activities (such as courses or part-time jobs) during the REU program.


Apply Now, student applications will be reviewed in two rounds. Round one due by February 25, Round two due by March 20. Letters of recommendation will be due one week after the applications close. 


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The 2021–2023 CC-REU is currently funded by the NSF (DMS-2050692) and will expand on the previous programs funded by the MAA National Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (NSF DMS–1652506).  CC-REU program is directed by Dr. Brandy Wiegers and Dr. Sooie-Hoe Loke.


View of the Central Washington University Samuelson Building, where CC-REU will meet in the future.


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