Cryptography Boot Camp NSF-REU

Summer 2023

Location University of Kansas
Dates June 5 - July 15, 2023
Application Due April 1 on
Co-Directors Emily Witt and Daniel Hernández
Postdoctoral Instructor Jenny Kenkel
Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Trevor Arrigoni

The Cryptography Boot Camp NSF-REU is a fast-paced preparatory program focused on the fundamentals of modern mathematical cryptography.

The six-week program is hosted by the University of Kansas (KU) in beautiful Lawrence, Kansas.

Participants will learn to implement algorithms through computer programming, collaboratively complete a research project, and attend professional development sessions on graduate school and industry careers such as data science.

Campus lodging, subsidized travel to and from KU, and a $4000 stipend will be provided to each participant.

Participants are required to have successfully completed an undergraduate linear algebra course. In addition, participants must be US citizens or US permanent residents, due to a requirement of the NSF.

The application should include (at least one) reference letter, an unofficial transcript, and a one-page personal statement summarizing your mathematical experience, and your interest in your program, including its potential impact on your future goals. Please find the online application hosted by the American Mathematical Society's

Our program aims to foster a diverse community, and we strongly encourage applications from students from underrepresented groups in STEM.

For questions, please contact Emily Witt by emailing