University of California, Los Angeles, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics

47 1181Program ID: IPAM-RIPS2022 [#1181]
Program Title: Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS)
Program Type: Undergraduate program
Program Location: Los Angeles, California 90095, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: mathematics, statistics, computer science
Application Deadline: 2022/02/14 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2021/11/01, finished 2022/08/20, listed until 2022/02/14)
Program Description:   URMs  

*** this program has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) Programs provide an opportunity for talented undergraduate students to work in teams on a real-world research projects proposed by sponsors from industry or the public sector. Each student team, with support from their academic mentor and industry mentor, will research the problem and present the results, both orally and in writing, at the end of the program. The REU program is nine weeks. IPAM provides each undergraduate student with a wide range of support and incentives. These include: 
  • Stipend of $3,800 
  • Travel allowance 
  • Housing at UCLA campus 
  • Meals 
  • Site-visit with sponsors
  • Limited partial support for future travel to select conferences
  • Visa sponsorship for selected international students 
Encouraging the careers of women and minority mathematicians and scientists is an important component of IPAM's mission and we welcome their applications. You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in either program.

RIPS Los Angeles

RIPS-LA runs from June 21 - August 19, 2022. Students will live in residence halls on the UCLA campus and will work at IPAM. We expect to have nine projects, but the sponsors and projects are yet to be selected.

International students are eligible to apply for RIPS-LA. Those with F-1 visas who are enrolled at a U.S. university must obtain a “CPT” in order to participate in the program. This will likely require you to register for an internship or independent study class through your school. Please ask your international student office if you qualify for a CPT before applying to RIPS. International students can participate in an "OPT," but it is up to the student to determine whether they are compliant with U.S. government guidelines.

For more information, see the RIPS 2022 web page.

RIPS Singapore

In collaboration with the Institute for Mathematical Sciences (IMS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS), IPAM recruits U.S. students to work on cross-cultural teams with NUS students on three projects, each sponsored by a company based in the region. The program is eight weeks (May 30 - July 29, 2022). Attention: Please pay attention to the different dates of the LA and Singapore programs.

Students in Singapore: please consult the IMS announcement for information and the application for local participants.

Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible for RIPS-Singapore. English is the only language required for participation. The local students, academic mentors and industry mentors will speak English.

Students will stay in residence halls on campus and eat most meals in the campus dining halls. The IMS will provide technical support and offices, and offer some cultural activities. We expect to have three projects. Projects vary, but all involve some math, statistics, data, and computing. The Institute for Mathematical Sciences is in the center of the campus of the National University of Singapore (NUS). NUS is in the centrally located in Singapore with great access to public transportation. For more information: see the RIPS-Singapore web page.

IPAM is committed to equity and diversity in the mathematical sciences. We strongly encourage members of traditionally underrepresented groups including women to apply.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

Further Info:
email address
460 Portola Plaza
Suite 1158
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7121