CS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Summer Faculty Mentors and Projects

For students from the Claremont Colleges

For External Applicants

Application opens January 29, 2024. The deadline is February 18, 2024.


The Harvey Mudd College Department of Computer Science is pleased to offer an exciting research experience for undergraduates site in computer science generous support of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The experience intends to balance intellectual challenge and development with the enjoyment that comes with immersion in a research environment.

The program is open to US citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled in undergraduate degree programs. All qualifying students are welcome! Both we at HMC and the NSF invest in building diversity in CS. Both encourage members of groups traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary CS to apply. The program involves a total of 10 students working with faculty members at Harvey Mudd for 10 weeks over the summer. Students will receive a summer stipend, as well as on-campus housing and meals at no cost.

Program Structure


This is a federally-funded program and requires that student participants be:

  • At least 18 years old by the start of the program date.
  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or its territories.
  • A student in good standing at an undergraduate degree program who will not have graduated by the end of this REU program.

Program Dates

The program is a 10-week session starting in May until July. We recognize that some applicants may not have fully completed their spring term by our start date. If this is the case, please let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate you in our program. We have made this work for every such participant in the past-and there have been a good number of these cases.

Stipend and Support

All student participants who complete the program will receive a $6,200 REU stipend. Lodging and most travel costs for the program are also covered by the NSF REU.


Check back for the Summer 2024 application January 29, 2024. The applications will be posted in the NSF ETAP portal.


For general questions, please email Chelsey Calingo, ccalingo@g.hmc.edu.