In the CGU Engineering & Computational Mathematics Clinic, students at both the master’s and PhD level work as a team to solve a complex real-world modeling problem submitted by a sponsoring client. The clinic program enables sponsors to draw upon the intellectual resources of the Claremont Colleges, and trains students in modeling and solution techniques for applied research problems that do not necessarily have a clear mathematical formulation.

Sponsors have included large and small companies, government research laboratories, and nonprofit research consortia. Clients pay a fixed fee to sponsor a project, normally for an academic year. The clinic director identifies three to five students and a faculty advisor, whose background and interests most closely intersect the project needs. The clinic team works in close contact with a liaison from the client’s organization over the year, committing to a schedule of deliverables that include written reports, presentations, and other products as appropriate (such as simulation codes). Clinic outcomes have included new engineering approaches, mathematical models, and optimization methods. Since clinic projects prepare students for an applied research career in industry and government, they can also be a significant recruitment opportunity for the sponsor.

See the complete list of Mathematics Clinic projects at the Claremont Colleges. Some recent CGU clinic sponsors are

  • The Boeing Company
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Southern California Edison

For more information about sponsoring a clinic project, please contact:

Professor Allon Percus
Mathematics Clinic Director
Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Claremont Graduate University
Claremont, CA 91711

Telephone: (909) 607-0744