Criteria for Selection, not in any particular order

·         Academic record;

·         Courses taken;

·         Previous research experience (some experience is good, too much is bad);

·         Self identification as a female, minority, or physically challenged participant;

·         Potential for this REU to “add value” to your background;

·         Strength of letters of recommendation;

·         Nature of statement of purpose (last question on form);

·         Willingness to present and publish work done;

·         Evidence of work in a team environment (attach a resume if you have one!!).

I like to assemble REU teams that contain students from a variety of schools.  This diversity adds great value to the experience. Only twice have I selected two students from the same school during the same year.