Research in Applied Mathematics (MAT4289.01)

Kathryn Montovan

In this research-based course, students will work in teams to apply their mathematical and other relevant skills to a problem coming from a business, industry, or government (BIG) partner. The goal will be to creatively and collaboratively develop a solution for the problem, and professionally present the results of their work to the partner organization. The partner organization and specific problem we will focus on will be chosen by fall registration. This course is for students with strong mathematical preparation and likely will be relevant to students with interests across the sciences. Student success will depend on realistic industry evaluations such as teamwork, communication, individual initiative, and final products.

Students in their second, third or fourth years of study with focuses across science, mathematics, and computer science with significant mathematical background are encouraged to talk to the instructor about this course and the way that their skills might contribute to the chosen problems.


Learning Outcomes:
In this course, you will:
• Work collaboratively as part of a team on a predetermined problem
• Research the problem and possible approaches to solving it
• Apply mathematical and other academic skills to develop appropriate solutions and final products
• Revise work based on feedback
• Communicate methods and results professionally to the partner organization orally and in writing



Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: ignificant mathematical background and permission of the instructor. Students who are interested in this course should complete this google form (https://forms.gle/MsNtPNmE9fdFcJmE7) by Friday, May 10. Students will be chosen for this course based on the skills they can contribute and the balance they bring to the group, not based on seniority or the number of mathematics courses completed. Depending on interest, an interview may be part of the process for getting into this course.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
F 2:10PM - 5:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: 4000 , All courses , Four Credit , Fully In-Person , Mathematics
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