Summer 2011 MAP Application

Jerod Weinman


Applications for summer research with Professor Jerod Weinman must include answers to some preliminary questions as well as a description of a project you wish to undertake. You must also submit the divisional application online:
Please submit your answers to the questions below via email to Professor Weinman [weinman].
Both applications are due Friday, 25 February 2011



  1. This research requires some preparatory work in spring, and some followup work in fall and spring, as described in the project information. Will you, to the best of your ability, do this work, even though it is uncompensated work in the spring and fall?
  2. What non-science courses, if any, have you taken that will contribute to your ability to complete your project?
  3. What programming languages do you know, and how would you rate your ability to use each of these languages?
  4. Assess your writing skills.
  5. What other applicable skills or background do you bring to your project?
  6. Experience shows that group projects are more successful. Would you be willing to work with other students on your project?
  7. Briefly explain why you believe you are prepared to do summer research under Grinnell's Mentored Advanced Project rubric.
  8. If you are applying for summer opportunities elsewhere and were offered both a Grinnell MAP and the other, which whould be your first choice?
  9. Are you willing to have your work released under open-source and Creative Commons licenses?
  10. What sets you apart from other students? That is, for what reasons should I select you over another applicant?
  11. What else would you like me to know?

Project Description

Write a few paragraphs describing what component/aspect of the project you find most interesting, how you would approach it, and how it relates to my overall research agenda. You should also discuss technologies you will rely on (languages, models, other programs, etc.) and some of your preliminary design ideas.
You will greatly strengthen your application by showing me that you've looked into related research. You will weaken your application by writing poorly.

Adapted from Summer Research Application by Sam Rebelsky.