Summer REU

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. Learn more.

Research Projects


Sophia Caruana
- University of Rochester, Rochester NY

Over the summer, Sophia was an NSF REU scholar for the "Computational Methods for Understanding Music, Media, and Minds." The project she worked on was called "Continual Learning in Deep Neural Networks of Audio-Visual Data," at the University of Rochester, under the mentorship of Dr. Christopher Kanan. Interdisciplinary required courses and electives such as Practical AI and Machine Learning, Philosophy of the Mind, and Linear Algebra helped assist her research in brain-inspired machine learning.


"Extremal Graph Theory and Dynamical Systems"
Kelsey Quigley
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester, NY


Nonlinear Dynamics of Biological Systems
Emiline Pelletier
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

External Graph Theory and Dynamical Systems
Caitlin VerSchneider
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY


Computational Number Theory and Combinatorics
Kerry Gannon
Clemson University


Mathematics Education - "Diagnosing Teachers' Multiplicative Reasoning"
Amanda Paganin
San Diego State University

List Decoding Algorithms for Reed-Solomon Codes and their Maximum Decoding Radii
Caitlyn Parmelee
MSRI Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at Berkeley


"Numerical Investigations of the Persistence of Mass-action Chemical Reaction Networks"
Ashley Patchen
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Research: Secondary Mathematics Education
Amanda Paganin
Illinois State University