Summer REU Program

A Cayley graph embedded on a torus, which has been the subject of Research Experience for Undergraduates work at Lafayette College.

Lafayette’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program is an intensive, eight-week summer research experience in which undergraduate students investigate unsolved problems in mathematics. Over the past n years, more than 8n students have participated in the program (where the value of n increases every year, usually by 1), working in small groups directed by individual faculty members.

Most students who have participated in the Lafayette program have published papers in professional journals and presented talks on their summer research at national mathematics conferences. This picture shows a Cayley graph embedded on a torus. In the photo below, Betsy Cassells presents her work on PSL(2,Z[i]) at the national American Mathematical Society-Mathematical Association of America meeting in San Antonio.

(Fairly) Recent REU Picture Gallery

Ethan Berkove is the REU director at Lafayette. For more information, contact him at mathreu@lafayette.edu. Or, you might prefer this 100% accurate description of the program.

Betsy Cassells presents her Research Experience for Undergraduates work at the national American Mathematical Society-Mathematical Association of America meeting in San Antonio.

If you want to see what students have accomplished in previous summers, check out the list of publications arising from the Lafayette College REU and Excel programs.

The REU is coordinated by the Mathematics Department of Lafayette College, which is located in Easton, Pennsylvania, less than 90 minutes from both New York and Philadelphia. Each participant will receive free housing and a $3,200 stipend. Participants are expected to be continuing their undergraduate education in the Fall of 2014, and NSF regulations require that only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to receive stipends.

 Research Experience for Undergraduates at Ringing Rocks Park in Upper Eddy, Pennsylvania

A past REU group plays a song you know.