Involve: A Journal of Mathematics

  • Involve
  • Volume 7, Number 3 (2014), 413-421.

The Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Suzanne Weekes

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Abstract

I like math a lot, but what can I do with it other than teach?”

In order to enhance the educational, research, and professional experiences for students and faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and to help make contacts with business and industry, the Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics (CIMS) was established at WPI in 1997. Faculty and students work on research problems that come directly from companies and are of industrial and mathematical significance. CIMS research activities have included projects for mathematical sciences majors during the regular academic year, and the WPI REU Program in Industrial Mathematics and Statistics, which is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and our industrial partners. Here we give an overview of our experience with the industrial research program, highlighting the processes, benefits, and challenges.

Article information

Source
Involve, Volume 7, Number 3 (2014), 413-421.

Dates
Received: 21 February 2013
Revised: 23 April 2013
Accepted: 27 October 2013
First available in Project Euclid: 20 December 2017

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.involve/1513782922

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.2140/involve.2014.7.413

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR3423948

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1298.97032

Subjects
Primary: 00A69: General applied mathematics {For physics, see 00A79 and Sections 70 through 86}

Keywords
project industrial math statistics student research business industry government

Citation

Weekes, Suzanne. The Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Involve 7 (2014), no. 3, 413--421. doi:10.2140/involve.2014.7.413. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.involve/1513782922


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References

  • A. C. Heinricher and S. L. Weekes, “Industrial mathematics and statistics research for undergraduates at WPI”, pp. 193–197 in Proceedings of the Conference on Promoting Undergraduate Research in Mathematics, edited by J. Gallian, Amer. Math. Soc., 2007.
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, “The SIAM report on mathematics in industry”, 1996, http://siam.org/reports/mii/1996/report.php.
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, “The SIAM report on mathematics in industry”, 2012, http://www.siam.org/reports/mii/2012/report.php.