What is Reu: Definition and 200 Discussions

Reu or Ragau (Hebrew: רְעוּ‎ – Rə'ū; Greek: Ῥαγαύ – Rhagaú) in Genesis was the son of Peleg and the father of Serug, thus being Abraham's great-great-grandfather and the ancestor of the Isrealites and Ishmaelites.
He was 32 when Serug was born and lived to the age of 239 (Genesis 11:20), according to the Masoretic text. The Septuagint and Samaritan Pentateuch state that his age on fathering Serug was 132, and the Septuagint thus gives age at death as 339.
The Book of Jubilees names his mother as Lomna of Shinar (10:28), and his wife as Ora, daughter of Ur Kesed (11:1). He is said to have been born at the time when the Tower of Babel was begun.

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  1. J

    Admissions What REU's to apply to with a mediocre GPA?

    I'm currently a sophomore just about to finish my 3rd semester and I'm trying to apply for some internships over the summer to earn extra money/experience. After today it's looking like my submitted GPA will be a high 3.3 (3.4 if my last final goes very well) because I tanked my freshman fall...
  2. R

    Admissions No Data Available on my "check status" page for SULI

    I recently checked my SULI application status just out of curiosity today and I found that the page that leads to the login was down (https://science.osti.gov/wdts/suli). After a google search I found the login page and logged into my account but upon checking my status, it said that there was...
  3. B

    Programs Help with Physics REU List for Sophomore Female Student

    Hi all, Whoever's reading this, I hope you are well! I'm applying to 12 different physics REUs for the summer and only recently became aware of how competitive they were. I was wondering if anyone would be willing to help me with my current REU list– is the list too unrealistic? Are there other...
  4. Dr. Courtney

    Programs REU and SULI Status Report COVID-19

    One student I mentor has reported that their SULI summer internship at Brookhaven National Laboratory has been modified to be remote (via internet) rather than in person. While there is some disappointment not being able to contribute to an experimental project in person, there is understanding...
  5. Pericles98

    Programs US Citizen Studying Abroad: Eligible for US REU Programs?

    Hi everyone. So, I've recently been checking out some REU programs in the US that I would like to apply for next year. I've noticed that some sources state that applications are open to all US citizens, while others say that applicants are required to be "US students". As a US citizen studying...
  6. Oods

    Programs 2019 REU/Summer Program Acceptance Thread

    I thought there would already be a thread for this by now, but there isn't so here we go! Post REU offers/acceptances and such here to help each other out :) Here's my list: Texas A&M Cyclotron - Accepted 2/22 Duke TUNL (first round offers scheduled to be sent out 2/25) UChicago for Women &...
  7. astroman707

    Admissions Phyics REU personal statement critiques?

    I just finished my personal statement for physics REU applications, and I was wondering if anyone would be willing to read it and give it some critiques or general advice. If accepted, this will be my first REU. I'm applying to 10 schools. Thanks! *** Physics never actually caught my eye until...
  8. F

    Programs Environmental Engineering REU

    Hi! I'm currently a freshman applying to an REU for the summer. It would be great help if anyone could take a look at it and critique what needs to be changed. As a side note, I know this is a super long personal statement because the program I'm applying for says the word count needs to be...
  9. AlphaLibrae

    Programs Applying for Physics REUs: My Journey into Astrophysics

    Hello everyone, I am currently applying for physics REUs. I am looking for people who would help me proofread my essay and criticize it as much as you'd like please. Beginning It was my junior year of high school when I first harbored an interest for physics above other subjects. When I first...
  10. T

    Programs Environmental Solutions and Semiconductors: Research Interests and Career Goals

    I wrote a SOP, looking for some advice. Also I asked someone for suggestion, he told that I should write my statement chronologically, like past personal stories, what have I done in the current institution, the research I want to do, and future goal. However, after googling sample REU...
  11. Z

    Programs SULI DoE Fall 2018 Acceptance Thread

    This thread is for the SULI internship for Fall 2018. The application deadline was May 30th and offers are given until around August 7th. Has anyone had any luck getting accepted to a lab? What labs did you apply to? When did you apply and how long did it take to receive an offer?
  12. B

    Programs Probably No REU, Summer plans?

    When should I give up on getting an REU? Should I ask my professors if they know anybody who'll need help this summer? If so, will these be paid? Because I'd do research if I could, but the bills still need to be paid.
  13. L

    Programs 2018 REU and Summer Program Acceptance Thread

    It is that time of year again. Here's a space to check on acceptances for REU programs or other summer jobs. SULI and SURF come to mind. I imagine most of them will start coming by the end of the month. What are you waiting on? What are you excited for? What do you wish you had applied for? What...
  14. M

    Other REU Personal Statement Critique

    Hi all, I'm new to this site and have seen related discussions, so here goes. I haven't done research before, but I really would like to get into an REU this summer and I am applying to many. I would like constructive criticism on the rough draft of my personal statement please. Thanks in...
  15. arnbobo

    Schools Will a B in Linear Algebra hurt my grad school chances?

    I had a pretty tough schedule this semester, so I'm getting my first B. I otherwise wouldn't be too sad, but I hear Linear is pretty important in upper-level physics and astronomy. So, will this hurt my chances of getting into grad school? I am (was? rising sophomore) only a first-year, and I do...
  16. L

    Programs Looking for Advice for Next Round of REUs

    As march begins to wrap up, I'm realizing that I will probably spend the summer without an REU position. I realize as a freshman, I was probably too ambitious in my applications, nonetheless I do not want to make any of the same mistakes again. I have already compiled a spreadsheet of 20 REUs...
  17. T

    Programs Anxious About Accepting an REU - What Could Go Wrong?

    I recently got accepted to an REU, although not my first choice. The deadline to accept is March 17th. I emailed my first choice asking if they could get back to me before the 15th. This is probably me being paranoid, but say I accept on the 16th. But because I waited a while, they offered...
  18. C

    Programs Which REU should I choose: Caltech or SULI?

    Hello everyone, I've been lurking awhile and reading other threads about REU acceptance, and realized this would be a great place to post my question, given that I really need insight from people who have done all of this before me. I'm in an odd situation. I was accepted into two...
  19. J

    Schools What would you do -- summer REU?

    So I applied to a few places for a summer REU internship for physics research. I got made an offer from Brown University and Notre Dame and am trying to decide between the two. Brown offers me research in marine geophysics/topology sort of stuff and a $3700 stipend. Notre dame offers me to...
  20. N

    Schools Math Reu Season 2016: Results & Questions

    Please post results or questions on this Math Reu season. See last years discussionhttps://www.physicsforums.com/threads/math-reus-2016.858490/
  21. Finesagan

    Schools Physics REUs 2017: Have You Heard Back?

    I feel like it's about time we started this thread once again. Has anyone heard back from the schools they applied to? Furthermore, does anyone have questions about the REUs they have been accepted into?
  22. jennys

    Experience with Late SULI Letter of Recommendation?

    Has anyone had experience with applying for the SULI program with a professor submitting their recommendation late? I submitted and requested everything before the deadline, but one professor was late and her letter was refused. This was my top choice for the summer. I have a good GPA, 1.5 years...
  23. M

    Other Is it bad to not do an REU?

    So I've been apart of a research group for the ~1.5 years and am in the process of getting a paper published although I'll be 2nd or 3rd author. How much does it impact me if I don't do an REU? I'm currently a 3rd year student and I plan on graduating in 4 years.
  24. L

    Other REU personal statement help please

    Hello, I have my personal statement written for a bunch of REU. I am currently a freshman and I really want to get a REU in the summer. Would anyone please look over it and spot any grammatical or idea error? Thank You Personal Statement Seeing my first spatial model of protein’s...
  25. Crush1986

    Programs Advice for Successful REU in Materials Science

    Hello again PF! I was accepted to an REU for this summer. I was just hoping to get some nuggets of good advice for what to do to be successful. Only thing I keep telling myself is to work HARD so I can make a good impression and hopefully contribute to a successful project. Any good advice...
  26. Finesagan

    Schools Physics REUs 2016: Applying & Updates

    How's everyone doing? Also, anyone hear back from the schools they applied to?
  27. N

    Schools 2016 Math REU Acceptances

    Going off last years thread, 2016 math reu acceptances (or general discussion) Has anyone heard back yet?
  28. HaLAA

    Need help for REU personal statement

    Hi, all. I am planning to apply REU for math this summer. This is my first time to write a personal statement, I am not sure how it is. Basically, my statement needs to answer why I want to apply this program and what my future goal is.Malcolm X said: “Education is our passport to the future...
  29. P115007

    REU Application Question: To Attach or Not? Feedback Needed!

    Hi everybody, good to be here, but cutting to the chase I have a question that I would love to get some feedback on: I have an REU application 99% done, all I need to do is submit it, but I am not sure about one thing. The application requests for a "cover letter describing my interests in the...
  30. R

    REU applications with INC grade?

    I'm a sophomore physics major and I've been filling out some REU applications, but I have an INC (incomplete) grade from last semester because I couldn't take a final due to medical reasons. The class was completely fine and I likely have an A-/B+, but I have to wait to take next semester's...
  31. W

    Yet another read-my-REU-essay-please thread

    Hi guys! Like the title says, I'm applying for 10 astrophysics-related REUs, and I'm a frosh, so I have few other people to ask for guidance. Please let me know if this is a good baseline to add to. Thank you all in advance!Sitting in the middle of an abandoned lab, late on a Friday night, head...
  32. S

    REU free response critique

    Prompt: Write a brief essay on your academic and career goals, and what you hope to gain from our REU program. There are no length requirements, but typically essays are 200-500 words. The following is a draft, it's complete but I'd like some feedback on what I have now. Any criticism is...
  33. rwoo

    Write Personal Statement for REU Application

    Hi all, I am applying for several REUs at the moment and it is my first time writing a science-focused personal statement. This is my second draft; my first one had a lot of "fluff." Any and all constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated. I have always been drawn to physics, but being...
  34. S

    Programs Engineering REU as a Physics Major

    Would it be realistic to consider applying to engineering REUs if I am a first year physics major? Not to say that I dislike the idea of doing physics research (I am also applying to Physics REUs) but I do find engineering interesting and could potentially see myself pursuing it post-graduation...
  35. L

    Help with personal statement for an REU

    I would like an opinion on what I've written as this is my first time applying/writing a statement. The question asks "500 words or less expressing your interest in LIGO science, including the kinds of science topics and projects you are most interested in pursuing." I am a current...
  36. Summer95

    What do REU programs want to hear in personal statements?

    I really want to start doing some undergraduate research (Physics major, Math minor, 2nd year of Physics classes starting now) and I have no idea what they want to hear from me in any personal statements. For example, one of them just asks "How do you think this research experience might further...
  37. A

    Should I go for an REU or an internship?

    I'm currently a Junior in electrical engineering in the U.S. I have done research for 2 years so far with a professor, but have no publications. I may or may not have one by the time I graduate. I'm thinking about applying to REUs this summer to get more research experience as well as explore...
  38. Lagraaaange

    How hard to get REU at Fermi Lab?

    Also is it better than doing research with professor in school? If you had to choose
  39. M

    Schools University of Nebraska-Lincoln REU - advice?

    Hi there PF, I've been accepted to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's REU program, with my adviser being Dr. Angela Pannier. The project is: Nanostructured Thin Films as Biomaterial Interfaces for Enhanced Substrate-mediated Gene Delivery I'm a physics major, and DNA is not my thing, really...
  40. B

    Found out I received an offer to the Harvard SAO Astronomy REU

    Hello, Tonight, I received an email from the Harvard faculty that they wish to call me regarding their REU. I was incredibly excited, but I do not know what questions to ask. I am in total shock as I thought I would never believed I would have received an offer from Harvard of all places. What...
  41. Dishsoap

    Biophysics REU with no biology background

    So here's the thing, I just heard back from a university with an REU offer. I'm super excited and this was definitely my top choice, however the research is in computational biophysics. Again, I'm definitely excited to learn more about the research, but I'm also terrified. I grew up going to a...
  42. B

    Found a mistake in REU personal statement

    Hello, On all my REU applications besides two or three, I was asked to describe my previous research. I did so, but I realized I referred to the hydrogen atom as the hydrogen molecule. I showed in the case of H2+ that we develop the standard potential energy curve for the hydrogen atom. I...
  43. M

    Applying for an REU - "Mathematical Background"

    I'm working on my applications for summer REUs (math). I've got my recommendations, my CV, a couple of cover letters, various personal statements, but there is one personal statement giving problems. It asks me to write about a page detailing, among other things, my "mathematical background."...
  44. A

    Summer research spot without REU at a school with REUs

    I want to find an undergrad research spot at UC Davis over the summer since I'll be in the area; however, I believe I've missed the deadline for summer REU applications. Seeing as Davis gets an influx of undergrad researchers from their REU program, do I have any chance in scoring a spot by...
  45. H

    DoE/SULI Acceptances: Applying & Expectations

    I applied to the DoE Summer Undergraduate Laboratory Internships for this summer. I chose PPPL as my first choice and LLNL as my second. Has anyone heard back from any lab yet? When should I expect to hear back? Thanks!
  46. S

    2.3 GPA good enough to get into an REU

    Is it good enough? Should I even bother applying? and I mean any REU, not just ones that are from high tier schools. Thanks!
  47. EternusVia

    Admissions HELP Applying for an REU

    Hi everyone, I'm in the process of applying for an REU (undergraduate research experience). The application requisites call for TWO letters of recommendation from faculty members. In my excitement, I was able to obtain THREE letters of recommendation. - On the one hand, I don't want to appear...
  48. A

    SULI Summer 2015: Selection Process & Application Q&A

    Does anyone know how SULI's selection process works? On the application you list your top two choices for labs; does your application get sent to those two labs for the mentors to pick or is there some sort of prescreening by the DOE? Thanks.
  49. X

    Math REU with focus on topology/analysis

    I have been looking through the AMS and NSF websites for REUs. And I have found some in particular that I am interested in(UChicago, Cornell, SMALL, MAPS-REU), but it seems these are the only ones that have projects that deal with topology/analysis. Do any of you have any suggestions for REUs...
  50. L

    REU personal statement critique

    Hello everyone, I'm applying for several internships for next summer and I would like a strong critique because English is not my first language and because I don't know if I am showing what they want to know. This is the question they ask: The 1-page Self-statement should describe your...