The Duluth Undergraduate Research Program Data 1977-2018
Graduate Schools Of the 237 participants of the 254 who have been in the program who have received their Bachelor's degrees as of 2019, 213 have gone to graduate school. Of these, 163 have gone to MIT, Harvard,
Berkeley, Chicago, Princeton, or Stanford and 166 have won graduate fellowships (Hertz, NSF, NDSEG--20 in 2018 and 2019 alone). Between 2012-2018, 17 have won NSF Post Doctoral Research Fellowships--5 in 2018.
One hundred and fifty-one participants now have the Ph.D. degree.
In the twenty-five year existence of the AMS-MAA-SIAM Morgan prize for outstanding research by an undergraduate the Duluth program has had thirteen winners (Manjul Bhargava, Daniel Biss, Joshua Green, Melanie Wood, Reid Barton, Jacob
Fox, Daniel Kane, Nathan Kaplan, Aaron Pixton, Maria Monks, Levent Alpoge, Amol Aggarwal, and Ashvin Swaminathan) and nine of the nineteen who have received Honorable Mention
(Kiran Kedlaya, Lenny Ng, Aaron Archer, Samit Dasgupta, Maria Monks, Yufei Zhao, Hannah Alpert, Evan O'Dorney, and Evan Chen).
The research done at the Duluth REU was a major factor in the decision of the selection committee in all but one instance.
In the twenty-seven years that the Association for Women in
(AWM) has awarded the Schafer Prize, fifteen women from the Duluth program have won the award (Elizabeth Wilmer, Zvezdelina Stankova, Catherine O'Neil, Dana Pascovici,
Ruth Britto-Pacumio, Ioana Dumitriu, Melanie Wood, Melody Chan, Alexandra Ovetsky, Ana Caraiani, Alison Miller, Maria Monks, Hannah Alpert, Charmaine Sia, and Sherry Gong)
and ten have been named runner up (Zvezdelina Stankova, Susan Goldstine, Patricia Hertz, Jessica Wachter, Beth Robinson, Wei Ho, Karola Meszaros, Margaret Doig, Elena Fuchs, and Danielle Wang.)
Duluth REU alumni are tenured, or on tenure track, at Princeton, MIT (5 total, three with an endowed position and one a member of AAAS), Harvard, Stanford, Chicago,
Yale, Duke (2) (one with endowed position), Cornell (2), UC San Diego (2) (one endowed position),
Michigan, Wisconsin-Madison (3) (two endowed positions), Penn (endowed), Brown, Johns Hopkins, and Northwestern.
Program alumni have been employed at Google, Microsoft, IBM, AT&T, Facebook, Sun Microsystems, Center for Communications at Princeton and La Jolla, Dropbox, Tesla, Amazon Alexa, and a
variety of other software companies. Three have started their own companies.
Bhargava won a Fields Medal and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
Four participants have received a Clay Mathematics Institute Long-term Prize Fellowship (Bhargava, Biss, Maulik, and Pixton) and three have won the American Institute of Mathematics Five-Year Fellowship (Ng, Develin,
Wood). Two of the three AWM Microsoft Research Prizes given to date have gone program alumni (Wood and Williams).
Twelve participants are AMS Fellows (Poonen, Wood, Williams, Ellenberg, Dumitriu, Bhargava, Holm, Kedlaya, Wunsch, Wilkinson, Hersh, and Ng). Poonen is a member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Fourteen participants are
Hertz Foundation Fellows (Sidney, Wepsic, Wunsch, Hersh, Bhargava, VanderKam, Archer, Deckelbaum, Monks Gillespie, Lawrence,
Steinhardt, Defant, Kuszmaul, and Zubrilina), fifteen are Sloan Research Fellows (Pixton, Kane, Ho, Fuchs, Wood, Fox, Dasgupta, Tymoczko, Williams, Sheffield, Ellenberg, Poonen, Strong, Chan, Zhau),
ten have won an NSF CAREER Award (Ellenberg, Dumitriu, Kedlaya, Ng, Sheffield, Fox, Kane, Wood, Williams, Eischen),
four are Packard Fellows (Bhargava, Poonen, Fox, Wood), three are Guggenheim Fellows (Poonen, Kedlaya, Ellenberg), and 47 are Goldwater Scholors.
Citations/Downloads In February 2019, Google Scholar listed over 240 citations to Zvezdelina Stankova's Duluth papers,
over 265 citations to Manjul Bhargava's Duluth papers, over 160 citations to David Witte's Duluth papers,
over 110 citations to Melody Chan's Duluth papers, over 100 citations to David Moews's Duluth paper, over 85 to Lenny Ng's Duluth papers, and over 65 to Bjorn Poonen's Duluth paper.
In September 2014 Jesse Geneson's Duluth paper was on the list of 25 most cited papers published in the Journal of Combinatorial Theory Series A (JCTA) since 2009. In July 2013 Poonen's 1988 Duluth REU paper was the
14th most downloaded paper published in JCTA from ScienceDirect in the previous 90 days. In July of 2014 Levent Alpoge's 2013 Duluth paper was the third most downloaded paper in JCTA from ScienceDirect in the previous 90
days. In September of 2014 Melanie Wood's 2000 Duluth paper was the seventeenth most downloaded paper in the Journal of Number Theory from ScienceDirect in the previous 90 days.
On January 16, 2017 Manjul Bhargava's Duluth paper was the 7th most downloaded paper in the Journal of Number Theory in the past 90 days. On August 2,
2017 Sammy Luo's 2016 Duluth paper was 6th most downloaded article in the Journal of Number Theory.
Publications As of June 2018, 232 papers written in the program have been published in
professional-level refereed journals. Among them are 69 in the journal Discrete Mathematics, 32 in the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 25 in the
Journal of Number Theory and 10 in the Journal of Combinatorial Theory Series A,
9 in Discrete Applied Mathematics, 6 in the Journal of Graph Theory,
and 5 in the Journal of Combinatorial Theory Series B.
Program papers also have been published in the Pacific Journal of Mathematics, Journal of Algebra, European Journal of Combinatorics,
Journal fur die reine und angewandte Mathematik, Communications in Algebra, SIAM Journal of Discrete Mathematics, Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics, Semigroup Forum, Israel Journal of Mathematics,
and the Proceedings of the American
Mathematical Society.Among the areas represented by the papers are: combinatorics, graph theory, number theory, semigroup theory, group theory, ring theory, field theory, set theory, algebras, and game theory.
Seven Duluthians are coauthors of papers with a Fields Madelist.
Networking Many participants return to Duluth year after year.
David Moulton has participated in the program for 31 years, Dave Witte Morris
for 23, Daniel Isaksen for 14, Melanie Wood for 14, Phil Matchett Wood for 13, Mike Develin for 11, Geir Helleloid for 10,
Aaron Pixton for 9, Kiran Kedlaya for 9, Nathan Kaplan for 9,
Tim Chow for 9, Douglas Jungreis for 8, Stephen Hartke for 8,
Nathan Pflueger for 8,
Daniel Biss for 7, David Arthur for 7, Ricky Liu for 7,
Aaron Archer for 6, Mike Reid for 6, Patricia Hersh for 6, Alison Miller for 6, Jared Bass for 6,
David Rolnick for 6,
Manjul Bharagava for 5, Ben Gunby for 5, Levent Alpoge for 5, Maksim Maydanskiy for 5, Lenny Ng for 5, Samit Dasgupta for 5, Josh Greene for 5, Reid Barton for 5,
Yi Sun for 5, Jack Huizenga for 5, Adam Hesterberg for 5,
and 30 others who have participated for at least three summers.
Repeated visits by many people fosters a sense of community among the participants despite the wide differences in
ages. Many research papers have been jointly authored by Duluth REU participants subsequent to their participation.
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