Math REU at Kent State University

June 1 - July 24, 2020

Mailing address

REU program
Dept. of Math Sciences
Kent State University
Math & CS Building
Summit Street, Kent OH 44242


Jenya Soprunova
reu [at]
TEL: (330)672-9086
FAX: (330) 672-2209

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Kent State University will run an NSF-funded REU program from June 1 through July 24, 2020. Students will work on projects arising naturally in our faculty's research. The emphasis of the program is on independent work under close supervision of the project advisor.


To be eligible for enrollment you must
  • be a US citizen or a permanent resident (Note: We will not be able to accept international students even if they pay for their housing.)
  • be an undergraduate student prior to the program start
  • not graduate by September 2020
  • Stipend, Room, and Travel

    The students will receive $4,000 toward stipend and expenses. We will provide free on-campus housing and will pay up to $350 for travel expenses.

    Selection Criteria

    For our Summer 2020 program we will select 9 participants based on the student's completed course work and grades, the list of courses that the student is going to take in the spring semester, a letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the student's work, and a personal statement. We expect that our students will have completed a calculus sequence, a linear algebra course, and at least one advanced upper-division mathematics course (e.g. abstract algebra). Many undergraduate students already have this or similar background after their freshman year. We encourage them to apply. We will try to choose the students who are likely to be successful working on an independent research project and who will benefit the most from the experience. We will not discriminate on the base of gender, race, or religion. Applications from members of groups underrepresented in the sciences as well as from students whose institutions do not have research programs for undergraduates will be welcome.