For the next three years, the department will host a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. This will bring brilliant undergraduate students together with graduate students and faculty, to solve meaningful problems and learn about research careers, in eight summer weeks. The 2016 projects are in atmospheric imaging (run by Dr. Gilles) and in Markov chain Monte Carlo analysis (run by Dr. Roman). The students for these projects have been selected; they represent the whole country, from SDSU, to Georgetown, to the University of Massachusetts, to UCLA. For more information, see the program website http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/math-reu/index.html The grant PI is Vadim Ponomarenko.