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Sincere thanks are extended to those who assisted in the development of this website and the projects database. For a list of individuals and their contributions, see the Acknowledgements page.

Originally sponsored by the NSF and the result of a week-long conference in June 2000, the Industrial Mathematics Project for High School Students (IMPHSS) is designed to bring the excitement of industrial mathematics into the high school classroom. The IMPHSS began with six industrial projects in 2000, but it has expanded to more than twenty following the third Mathematics in Industry Institute for High School Teachers conference from June 28 through July 2, 2004. This week-long conference is sponsored by the GE Foundation with the intent of increasing the number of women and underrepresented minorities in mathematics by showing them the exciting options available in real world applications.

The Mathematics in Industry Institute and the Industrial Mathematics Project are organized by the Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics (CIMS) at WPI. CIMS was created in January 1997 in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at WPI to foster links between faculty, students and industry. CIMS organizes a National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored "Research Experience for Undergraduates" Program in Industrial Mathematics. In this REU Program, ten undergraduates, selected each year from across the United States, work for eight weeks on industrial mathematics projects with industrial sponsors including Aetna, Allmerica Financial, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, BOSE, Compaq, DEKA Research and Development, John Hancock, MCI, Morgan Construction, Premier Insurance, United Technologies, UMass Medical Center, and Veeder-Root. Those interested in any of the WPI CIMS activities should contact CIMS.

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