Research Experience in Applied Mathematics (MAT4289.01)

Kathryn Montovan

In this research-based course, students will work as a team to apply their mathematical and other relevant skills to a pre-chosen 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 including computer science. Student success will depend on realistic industry evaluations such as teamwork, communication, individual initiative, and final products.

The course will be scheduled to accommodate the students on the research team with some collaboration happening asynchronously in addition to synchronous group meetings. 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 problem.


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: Remotely accessible
Prerequisites: Significant mathematical background and permission of the instructor.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
TBA (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 5
Course Frequency: One time only

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