Math REUs 2016

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Going off last years thread, 2016 math reu acceptances (or general discussion)

Has anyone heard back yet?
 

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Haven't heard anything yet. It seems Emory's participants have all been chosen because they're listed on the site, but I'm guessing it's the usual crop of MIT / Harvard and Emory kids.

Based on last year's info I'm guessing some first-round acceptance stuff will go out pretty soon, like within the next week or two?
 
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Judging by last year's thread, we should be hearing back from SMALL and a few other programs right about now. Has anyone heard anything this far this week?
 
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Acceptances have been sent out for SMALL already.
 
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Okay, thanks for the reply. Does anyone have any news about Potsdam or TAMU or any other programs?
 
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Have all SMALL projects been filled?

I know WADE is still interviewing.
 
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I emailed them and they said they're not quite done with the process but that they're pretty sure I didn't get it, meaning that they're probably still filling up, but almost done.
 
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For SMALL, do you always have to make it to the shortlist to get in? Or is it specific to some groups like the Number Theory one.
 
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Shortlists? How long are those? From the name (and not based on other knowledge), it sounds like you have to make it to that stage to get in.
 
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For SMALL, do you always have to make it to the shortlist to get in? Or is it specific to some groups like the Number Theory one.
Im not 100% but i think that you do have to make it on the shortlist first.
 
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West Georgia is still making decisions it seems. Any update on the others?
 
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Im not 100% but i think that you do have to make it on the shortlist first.
Even for the Geometry project? I have never heard of anyone mentioning the geom shortlist before.
 
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Even for the Geometry project? I have never heard of anyone mentioning the geom shortlist before.
That was my (unfounded) impression, but like I said, I'm not certain.
 
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How do you guys prioritize
  • prestige of the program
  • likelihood of publication
  • how interesting the topic is to you
  • location/the "fun" factor
 
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Should be sending decisions this week: UCSB, DIMACS, WADE
Not for a while: Kansas, Seattle U

Updates on SMALL?
 
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@test123321 I think it depends on your situation. For me it would be my first time doing original research, so even though I'm only considering places with topics that interest me I would go somewhere that I feel would help me learn and grow more over somewhere that might have a slightly more interesting topic. It's definitely difficult to come up with a definitive way to rank programs given all of the factors, and I think it depends greatly on what you think will help you grow most as well as on your personal preferences (ex: working on your own versus with others).

@alex89029 did/does UCSB do shortlist notifications or anything like that, or will decisions this week be the first piece of info coming from them?
 
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@cubsin5 I don't think they do shortlists
 
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Anyone know anything about SUNY or TAMU?


UT Tyler and SHSU should both notify around the second or third week of March.
 
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Since Emory currently has 12 participants listed on their site (and they estimate 10-14), is it safe to say they're done with acceptances?
 
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Since Emory currently has 12 participants listed on their site (and they estimate 10-14), is it safe to say they're done with acceptances?
That would be my guess.

@WhatIsCohomology I haven't heard anything from Potsdam or TAMU as of yet.
 
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I got into Cornell with no funding (they only give fundings for Cornell students). Is it worth going when I have a much less prestigious program but with fundings? Btw, I'm a sophomore, so I have one more chance.
 
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This is my first semester applying to math REUs (current sophomore). I received an acceptance from UCSB yesterday morning - does anyone know how good of a program it is? I'm just curious... I haven't heard from anyone else yet.
 
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This is my first semester applying to math REUs (current sophomore). I received an acceptance from UCSB yesterday morning - does anyone know how good of a program it is? I'm just curious... I haven't heard from anyone else yet.
I don't have personal experience with the program, but judging by their list of publications and projects, and some threads I've read on here, it seems like a quite good program. Someone with personal experience can probably speak more to that, though.
 
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Anyone know anything about Cornell REU? I got into the PDE one.
 
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I'm in a similar boat as you, Miao. I'm a soph that got into Cornell's prog. but am a bit iffy on saying if I'll go for sure. I'm in the analysis on fractals group if I do go. I heard from a friend that it was a great program and she really enjoyed it, though I do not have a very detailed comparison or even description.
 

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