Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) 2012
Referee Instructions: RIPS 2012
Students: please give these instructions to the two individuals (most likely professors) who have agreed to each write a letter of recommendation to support your application to RIPS.
Instructions for RIPS 2012 Referees
One of your students has applied to participate in Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS),
sponsored by the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics. RIPS is an unusual “REU” in that its
research projects are sponsored by companies and national labs who seek solutions to industrial problems.
Students work on teams of four under the guidance of an academic mentor and an industry mentor. To read
more about RIPS, go to www.ipam.ucla.edu/rips.
Your student has asked you to write a letter of recommendation on his or her behalf. The letter should
include your impressions of the applicant’s skills and potential in his or her field of study. If you have
any insight into the student’s ability to work on a team and/or assume a leadership position, please include
it as well.
The deadline for applications is Sunday, February 12. Due to the very large number of applications we
cannot accept any late submissions. Your letter of recommendation needs to be uploaded to our website here Your student should have given you their
application reference code when he or she contacted you. You will need this code to upload their recommendation.
Thank you. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
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