Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Mathematical Sciences Department

Program ID: 86-REU22 [#1264]
Program Title: WPI Research Experience for Undergraduates in Industrial Mathematics and Statistics
Program Type: Undergraduate program
Program Location: Worcester, Massachusetts 01609, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Industrial Mathematics and Statistics
Application Deadline: finished (2022/02/09, finished 2022/11/10, listed until 2022/08/09)
Program Description:    

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

WPI Research Experience for Undergraduates in Industrial Mathematics and Statistics
June 1, 2022 - July 29, 2022

Supported by the National Science Foundation, Award Number DMS-1757685. Students work in teams on real problems that come directly from business and industry. They work closely with a company representative to define the problem and to develop solutions of immediate value to the company. They are guided by a faculty advisor to maintain a clear focus on the mathematical issues at the core of the project.

The REU program at WPI will answer questions like:
What is the role of a mathematician in business and industry?
What is it like to work with technical experts on a problem that requires significant mathematics but also must satisfy real-world constraints?

Each participant will receive a $5000 stipend and housing for the program, along with support to defray the cost of travel to Massachusetts. While we plan for the REU to take place on campus at WPI, we will be prepared to transition to a remote format depending on the course of the pandemic before or during the REU. For more details go to http://www.wpi.edu/+CIMSREU

Participants will be expected to adhere to WPI's current Covid guidelines, including relevant bullets below:

  • Attendees must comply with masking requirements. 
  • External guests (speaker, colleagues, friends, families, etc.) must continue to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative PCR COVID-19 test within 72 hours of event or proof of negative rapid antigen test within 24 hours prior.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the program description.

Further Info:
email address
Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA 01609