Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) 2012
RIPS-Hong Kong 2012
June 10 – August 10, 2012
IPAM will offer RIPS-Hong Kong for the second time in 2012. In collaboration with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, eight U.S. students
and eight Hong Kong/Chinese students will work on cross-cultural teams on four projects, each sponsored by a company based in the region. The basic
format of the program is the same as RIPS-LA.
RIPS students from the United States and Hong Kong form close professional and personal relationships and live, work and socialize together over the summer.
The students will have offices on the HKUST campus. The HKUST math department provides technical support as well as some social activities, informal Chinese lessons,
and occasional guest lectures. Students stay in dormitories on campus, will eat most meals in on campus, and can use the university’s gym.
The beautiful HKUST campus overlooks Port Shelter on the Clear Water Bay peninsula, less than 30 minutes' driving time from central Hong Kong.
It is a remarkable place to spend a summer. Weekends are available for sightseeing; a few weekend trips beyond Hong Kong are also possible.
Like RIPS-LA, all expenses are paid, including round-trip travel from your residence or home institution to Hong Kong, accommodations, and most meals.
In addition, students will each receive a stipend of $3,000 for their full participation. Also like RIPS-LA, graduating seniors are eligible. Note: These terms
apply to U.S. students. Please consult the HKUST announcement for the benefits they offer students from Hong Kong and China.
English is the only language required for participation. The Chinese students chosen to participate will speak English, as will the academic mentors and industry mentors.
Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply through IPAM. Please use
the RIPS application form, which will allow you to indicate your interest in RIPS-Hong Kong. Chinese and Hong Kong students
may apply through HKUST. Citizens of other countries who are not U.S. permanent residents are not eligible for RIPS-Hong Kong.
It is essential that the students are available for the duration of the program; late arrivals and early departures are not possible. Please consult your school’s academic calendar before applying.
“RIPS was definitely one of the most valuable experiences I’ve had in my academic career. The opportunity to spend a summer in an amazing city doing what I love was definitely a life-changing experience!” -Jeff Jacobs, RIPS-Hong Kong 2011 (University of Maryland)
“Not only do you venture into an industry team environment, but you also gain an intercultural experience. I loved RIPS!” - Christy Duan, RIPS-Hong Kong 2011 (University of Michigan)