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Welcome to the web site for the NSF-REU Program in Mathematics at Boise State University
The program is a nine week summer program in which undergraduate students experience independent research in combinatorics, number theory, algebra, and game theory motivated by applications to search optimization, information security, or genome biology. The program aims to immerse undergraduate students of diverse backgrounds in all facets of research in mathematics, and in applications to information security or the life sciences in a culture of close and daily collaboration with faculty. The program is supported by the National Science Foundation and Boise State University.


  • Receive a stipend of $4000, free on campus housing and an allowance for meals.

  • Receive three undergraduate college credits from Boise State University.

  • Attend guest lectures by mathematicians and scientists.

  • Particiapte in scientific seminars addressing mathematical techniques used in information security and genome remodeling.

  • Particiapte in professional development workshops addressing research presentation skills, scientific writing and ethics.

  • Be part of the summer community of collaborators, students and faculty, from all STEM disciplines and programs on campus.

  • Experience mentoring high school fellows of the NASA-based Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars Program.

  • Opportunities to present summer research results at the 2017 Joint Mathematics Meetings.

  • Opportunity to present at the 2016 Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research (ICUR).

  • Enjoy the various cultural and social activities in and around Boise.

                                   "REU Site: Complexity Across Disciplines " 2016 promotional brochure
  •              The program is supported by the National Science Foundation under the grant DMS 1359425 and Boise State University.
    May 29 - July 30, 2016

    REU 2015 REUNION
    January 6-9, 2016 at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle, WA more

    ICUR 2016
    Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research
    July 27-28, 2016   more

    2016 Invited Speakers

    Dr. Lauren Thompson
    Oberlin College

    Dr. Lawrence Washington
    University of Maryland

    Wendy Lawrence
    Former NASA Astronaut

    Helen Wauck
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    Dr. Grady Wright
    Boise State University



    "This program is engaging, challenging, and rigorous. I really cannot express in words how thankful I am for this program and just how surprised I am by the experience. I've learned so much, and I've had such wonderful intellectual conversations with my peers. I'm really going to miss the math community of this REU program."

                        - Rachael Keller,
                    REU CAD participant


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