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We are excited to host this unique Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site in scientific, statistical, and parallel computing, all extremely hot areas of current research. Participants will work in teams on projects brought in by high caliber researchers from academia, industry, and government agencies, closely supported by experienced graduate students and faculty members in collaboration with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Consulting. The participants will acquire the skills necessary to perform hands-on high performance computing on a state-of-the-art distributed-memory cluster in the UMBC High Performance Computing Facility.

The Summer 2017 program runs June 19 to August 11, with travel and move-in to the apartment on June 18, 2017. See the Program Details and Detailed Schedule for more information, and apply using the Online Application. The deadline is March 1, 2017, but screening of applications will start in early February. The tabs for the past programs from 2010 to 2016 have a wealth of information to get a good idea of the activities of the program, in particular see the webpage on the Projects, Special Events, and the Photo Albums there. This description tries to give the most realistic and concrete impression of the activities throughout the program from a student perspective. We even have our own YouTube Movie with opening remarks by our university president and testimonials from two 2010 participants that the UMBC New Media studio graciously produced for us.

See our Partners page for acknowledgments to our collaborators and funding sources, in particular the NSF, the NSA, and the DOD. For general information, please check back regularly at this webpage to see updates and news items posted. For specific questions, do not hesitate to send e-mail to