Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) 2023 – Los Angeles

June 20 - August 18, 2023


The Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) Programs provide an opportunity for talented undergraduate students to work in teams on real-world research projects proposed by sponsors from industry or the public sector. Each student team, with support from their academic mentor and industry mentor, will research the problem and present the results, both orally and in writing, at the end of the program. Subsequent to the RIPS program, some student teams choose to publish their results, or present them at national conferences. IPAM provides each undergraduate student with a wide range of support and incentives. These include:

  • Stipend of $4,000
  • Travel allowance
  • Housing and meals on campus
  • Site-visit with sponsors (subject to confirmation)
  • Limited partial support for future travel to select conferences
  • Foreign students (studying in the US or abroad) are eligible
  • Graduating seniors are eligible

Encouraging the careers of women and minority mathematicians and scientists is an important component of IPAM’s mission and we welcome their applications. You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in either program.

RIPS-LA runs June 20 – August 18, 2023. Students will live in residence halls on the UCLA campus and will work at IPAM, which will provide technical support and offices. We expect to have nine projects, but the sponsors and projects are not yet finalized. Please see the FAQ page for more information.

Attention: Please note the different dates of the LA and Singapore programs.

IPAM is committed to equity and diversity in the mathematical sciences. We strongly encourage members of traditionally underrepresented groups including women to apply.

Program Flyer PDF