Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) 2014 Recommendation Form

REU 2014 in Industrial Mathematics and Statistics
Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA 01609



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It is important that you make clear what particularly qualifies this student for the REU program at WPI. The applicant is applying for an intensive 8-week summer program in which the student will work closely with other students, a faculty advisor and a company representative on mathematical and statistical problems in business and industry. Please comment on the student's ability to work with a team of faculty and students, to communicate both orally and in writing, and to persevere in solving open-ended problems.

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