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Welcome to the web site for the REU Program in Mathematics at Boise State University

In this nine week summer program 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 participants 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 under the grant DMS-1659872 and Boise State University.


  • Receive $4,000 stipend, free on campus housing and an allowance for meals.

  • Receive three upper division undergraduate college credits from Boise State University.

  • Attend guest lectures by mathematicians and scientists.

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

  • Participate 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 2019 Joint Mathematics Meetings.

  • Opportunity to present at the 2018 Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research (ICUR).

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

    May 29 - July 27, 2018

    Alumni Honors and Awards

    Rachael Keller NSF GRFP Awardee
    Kevin Stubbs NSF GRFP Honorable Mention.
    Samuel Simon C.D. Nelson Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship & Provost Prize of Distinction

    Helen Wauck NSF GRFP Awardee.
    Kevin Stubbs NSF GRFP Awardee.
    Hannah Li NSF GRFP Honorable Mention.
    Haley Schilling Beinecke Fellowship Awardee.

    Colin Okasaki NSF GRFP Awardee.



    "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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