NSF-REU Program in Mathematics at RIT

2018 NSF-REU in Extremal Graph Theory and Dynamical Systems


Program Dates: June 4 - July 27, 2018

All participants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents and must be undergraduates (not have received a bachelor's degree)  in the fall of 2018. Women, veterans, and students from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Click for this year's flyer. PDF

Program Benefits

  A stipend of $4200 plus free apartment style housing and meal plan.
  Work closely with faculty on cutting-edge research projects
articipate in an "Ethics in Science" workshop
● The opportunity to present your work at the 2019 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, MD

Deadline for full consideration: March 1, 2018.

How to apply:

Please provide the following information:

A complete application includes:

1. Completed application form:

Click for Form
2. Academic transcript (unofficial is okay)
3. A brief personal statement (at most one page) describing your background in mathematics and why you want to attend the RIT REU. Please include any past research experience you have had either at your own institution or other program.
4. Arrange for two professors to send letters of recommendation directly to Professor Darren Narayan at dansma@rit.edu.

Eligibility. Participants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents, and must be an undergraduate (not having received a bachelorís degree) in Fall 2018.




The above materials should be sent preferably by email to dansma (at) rit.edu


Application materials can be sent by mail to:


Professor Darren Narayan
2018 NSF-REU Program in Mathematics
School of Mathematical Sciences
85 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY 14623-5604



2018 Summer Research Problem Areas

Graph Theory (Biological and Social Networks)

Graph Theory (Ramsey Theory)

Graph Theory (Structural Graph Theory)

Dynamical Systems (Mathematical modelling of heart arrhythmias)