FACULTY REFERENCE FORM FOR MASS 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:

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.  

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 

107 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