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Undergraduate Research

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The MAA supports and encourages research by undergraduate students at a variety of levels.

Conducting research in the mathematical sciences

If you're interested in conducting mathematical research, consider applying for an REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program. We also maintain a list of semester and summer programs for mathematics students, many of which have research components. 

Presenting your research

Many mathematics meetings and conferences have opportunities for students to participate or present. MathFest (in early August), the Joint Mathematics Meetings (in January), Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Conferences (in the Fall and Spring), and other events can give you chance to see what other students are doing and present your own research.

If you're presenting a poster or talk for the first time, get some tips on our information and resources page. 

Opportunities for Faculty to be involved in undergraduate research

Our new PIC Math program prepares mathematical sciences students for industrial careers by engaging them in research problems that come directly from industry. Find out more about the faculty workshop, course, and student competition on the PIC Math page.

Consider joining are Special Interest Group on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.