Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) 2018

June 25 - August 24, 2018

Sponsors

The Sponsor list for RIPS 2018 is not final yet, but we had the following sponsors for RIPS 2017:

 

The Aerospace Corporation

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national-security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office and support all national-security space programs. We also apply more than 40 years of experience with space systems to projects for civil agencies like NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, commercial companies, universities, and some international organizations in the national interest. Our highly skilled technical people have focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our insight and involvement in space programs has significantly reduced the risk of launch failure and increased both satellite endurance and performance. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

Air Force Research Laboratory

The Air Force Research Laboratory is a global technical enterprise, boasting some of the best and brightest leaders in the world. We are Revolutionary, Relevant, and Responsive to the Warfighter. We defend America by unleashing the unconquerable power of scientific and technical innovation. Our mission is leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space, and cyberspace force.

AMD

AMD designs and integrates technology that powers millions of intelligent devices, including personal computers, game consoles and cloud servers that define the new era of surround computing.

Google LA

Google, Inc. focuses on improving the ways people connect with information. It provides variety of services and tools for advertisers of all sizes, from simple text ads to display and mobile advertising and to publishers, whether small or large. The company primarily focuses on the areas which include search, advertising, operating systems, platforms, enterprise and hardware products. Widely used products like Android, GMail, YouTube, Google Chrome OS and Google Chrome, Google TV and Google Books are only a partial selection of Google’s enormous portfolio. 

GumGum

GumGum is a new kind of display advertising platform, built on the fundamental belief that to be effective, ads must be relevant, engaging and viewable. Known best for its invention of in-image advertising, GumGum’s products have since grown to include several display, mobile and video solutions to help brands tell their stories and publishers unlock new sources of revenue. 

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)

It is the mission of the Los Angeles Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety while working with the diverse communities to improve their quality of life. Our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence. 

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security through development and application of world-class science and technology to enhance the nation’s defense, reduce the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, and respond with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. 

Los Alamos National Laboratory

The Laboratory in Northern New Mexico has more than 9,000 employees and approximately 650 contractor personnel. From its origins as a secret Manhattan Project laboratory, Los Alamos has attracted world-class scientists and applied their energy and creativity to solving the nation’s most challenging problems. That tradition remains today. As one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s multi-program, multi-disciplinary research laboratories, Los Alamos thrives on having the best people doing the best science to solve problems of global importance.

The Shoah Foundation

The USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, formerly Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, is a nonprofit organization established by Steven Spielberg in 1994, one year after completing the Academy Award-winning film Schindler’s List. The original aim of the Foundation was to record testimonies of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust (which in Hebrew is called the Shoah) as a collection of videotaped interviews. The Foundation conducted nearly 52,000 interviews between 1994 and 1999. Interviewees included Jewish survivors, homosexual survivors, Jehovah’s Witness survivors, liberators and liberation witnesses, political prisoners, rescuers and aid providers, Roma and Sinti (Gypsy) survivors, survivors of Eugenics policies, and war crimes trials participants. Its mission is “to overcome prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry – and the suffering they cause – through the educational use of the Institute’s visual history testimonies.”