Guam – Yan Dai, a junior at the University of Guam and a double major in mathematics and secondary education, was selected to participate in the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) summer program at UCLA.
The Research in Industrial Projects (RIPS) Program provides an opportunity for high-achieving undergraduate students to work in teams on a real-world research project proposed by a sponsor from industry or the public sector.
[UOG student Yan Dai, left, was accepted into a highly selective mathematics summer program at UCLA for high achieving undergraduate students. She is pictured with UOG Senior Vice President and mathematician Helen Whippy]
Each RIPS team is comprised of four students, an academic mentor, and an industrial sponsor. The research problem is developed by the industrial sponsor in consultation with IPAM; it is always a real problem of serious interest to the sponsor and that offers a stimulating challenge to students. Participants are recruited from all over the world and selection is highly competitive.
The program runs from June 24 to August 24.
For more information on UCLA’s Research in Industrial Projects Program visit: http://www.ipam.ucla.edu/programs/rips2012/