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Mathematical Modeling for Instructors and Graduate Students
IMA Summer Program
July 29-August 16, 1996

Supported by the National Science Foundation

THE GOALS

To provide experience in the use of mathematical modeling to solve problems which come from industry and engineering, for 32 college/university instructors and graduate students, so that they can incorporate their experience and newly acquired skills in teaching and research.

THE METHOD

The 3 week period will be divided into two equal parts. Monday morning of the first week 4 problems will be posed to the whole class with brief general background. Then the students/instructors will be organized into 4 teams and each team will concentrate on a problem. The students, as a team, will develop mathematical models as independently as possible, with guidance by a tutor as needed. Then they will work on the mathematical analysis of the problem, including numerical methods. At the end of the first part, each group will make both a public and a written report to the whole class on their progress and possible future directions. The process will then be repeated with new teams. Participants are expected to be in residence for the entire program.

THE TUTORS

Name Present Institution
Donald Drew
Gregory Kriegsman
Danny Baker
Blaise Morton
David Ross
Colin Please
Rensselaer PolytechnicInstitute
New Jersey Inst. of Technology
General Motors
Honeywell
Eastman Kodak
Southampton University


APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Both faculty and graduate students are invited to apply. Two letters of recommendation required, one from the departmental chairperson, as well as the applicant's curriculum vitae and statement of background Prerequisites: Basic ODE and PDE, computational experience and some physics background. The IMA will cover local living expenses but not travel. (IMA Participating Institutions may use their PI funds for this purpose.) Selection criteria will include background and motivation as well as geographic and institutional diversity. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

All correspondence should be sent to MATHEMATICAL MODELING, C.O. AVNER FRIEDMAN, DIRECTOR at the IMA address below before May 15, 1996 or as soon
as possible thereafter:

Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
University of Minnesota
514 Vincent Hall
206 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Tel: (612) 624-6066
FAX: (612) 626-7370
E-mail us at ima-staff@ima.umn.edu


To: APPLICATIONS AND THEORY OF RANDOM SETS:
August 22-24, 1996

To: MATHEMATICS OF HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING:
September 1996 - June 1997


To: EMERGING APPLICATIONS OF DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS:
September 1997 - June 1998

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