Educational Impact Research Experiences in Mathematics for Undergraduates and Teachers

Within the last 14 years, we have completed three very successive REUT (Research Experiences in Mathematics for Undergraduates and Teachers) programs (2004-2006, 2006-2010, 2012-2016, 2016-2019) funded by NSF. Our program targets secondary teachers with a strong interest in mathematics or math education (RET) and students who have completed their junior year with coursework appropriate to the research project (REU). From both populations, we recruit members of underrepresented groups. Our program is designed to engage participants in research problems with a high potential for publication and to create a research experience that broadens participants' perspective both of mathematics as a discipline and of research (whether mathematical or not) as an exciting exploratory process. By doing so, we hope to achieve the following specific objectives: (1) Encourage undergraduate students, especially those from underrepresented groups, to pursue careers in sciences and engineering, including teaching. (2) Help to better prepare students to pursue advanced degrees and careers in the sciences. (3) Provide in-service teachers with a research experience that will foster excitement about mathematics, increase content understanding, and inspire pedagogical innovation in their classrooms. (4) Promote and enhance mathematical research involving undergraduates at CSUC.

Research Experiences in Mathematics, Undergraduates, Teachers

Science, Mathematics and Technology Learning

Focused Discussion

  • Sergei Fomin
    • Professor, Mathematics and Statistics, California State University, United States United States