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Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) 2011

Primary Institution: Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics
Affiliation: UCLA - University of California Los Angeles
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Job Duration: June 26 - August 26, 2011
Class Requirement: Need to be an Undergraduate student or just graduated
Position Type: Research
Description: The Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) runs a unique summer program for undergraduate students. The Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) provides an opportunity for exceptional students in math and related disciplines to work in teams on real world research projects proposed by a sponsor from industry or a national lab. Sponsors have included Pixar, Microsoft, Symantec, Los Alamos, the Aerospace Corporation, Amgen, Arete, IBM, Standard & Poor's, Jet Propulsion Lab, and many others. The RIPS web site at gives the full details including a link to the online application. We encourage all bright, young students to apply, especially women and minorities.

This is an educational and very exciting two month program near the heart of Los Angeles at one of the premiere educational institutions in the United States. If accepted the program covers the student's travel, housing and most meals, and offers a generous stipend. Students immerse themselves in research and learn how to deal with real world problems.

In addition to RIPS in Los Angeles, IPAM will offer RIPS-Hong Kong in 2011 in partnership with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.  This is an exciting opportunity for U.S. undergrads to work with students from Hong Kong / China on projects sponsored by companies based in the region.  English is the only language required for participation.  The format is the same as RIPS-LA; two American and two Chinese students will form a team.

The deadline for applications is February 10, 2010. Please refer your students to the site and encourage them to apply. (Note: graduating seniors are eligible for all programs; international students may apply for RIPS-LA only).
Stipend: Airfare, accommodations, some meals and a $3000 stipend - please see website for information
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/10/2010
Job Website:

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