FACULTY REFERENCE FORM FOR MASS AND/OR REU PROGRAM AT PENN STATE



Name of Applicant (Print):__________________________________________________________________________

Name of Respondent (Print):_________________________________________________________________________

Position:________________________________________________________________________________________

Institution:_______________________________________________________________________________________

Address:________________________________________________________________________________________

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Respondent's E-mail:____________________________________    Phone Number:_____________________________


To Faculty Respondent:

Please check all that apply:
The applicant is applying for the:              ______ MASS Program                           ______ REU Program

The MASS program is a semester-long program that runs during the fall semester for undergraduate students seriously interested in pursuing career in mathematical sciences. It is designed to create a highly charged interactive environment among a ``critical mass'' of talented and motivated undergraduates and a committed group of strong research faculty and top graduate students. Its main goal is to contribute to the future health of the US mathematics research community. The REU program is a 7-week program that runs during the summer.

Your candid assessment of the applicant's mathematical ability and potential would be highly appreciated. The Selection Committee is interested in the following:

1) The applicant's extra-curricular mathematics work of which you are aware;
2) The applicant's persistence in tackling challenging problems;
3) When and in what capacity you have worked with the Applicant.

Please attach your assessment to this form.

Please mail the Reference Form and the attached letter to:
Selection Committee, MASS
Department of Mathematics
The Pennsylvania State University
111 McAllister Building
University Park, PA 16802-6401
If you have any questions, contact MASS Program at the above address or by e-mail at: mass@math.psu.edu