Math 396: Mathematical Modeling (Industrial Mathematics) |

This is not a regular class! The format of the class is a weekly
hands-on seminar where students will work together in groups on solving
actual real-world problems provided by stakeholders external to the
university, primarily from business, industry or government.

The Spring 2015 edition of Mathematical
Modeling
is intended to be a clinical capstone experience in
solving a real-world problem using mathematics. This is one of a series
of classes supported by a National Science Foundation award
(DMS-1345999) through the Preparations for Industrial Careers in Mathematical Sciences (PIC Math) program.

Pre-requisites are Math 212 (*Multivariable Calculus*) and Math
214 (*Linear Algebra*) or Permission of Instructor.

The class will meet on Tuesdays from 1:30pm-3:00pm in Fowler 113.

**The goals of the Mathematical Modeling course are to:**

- provide students with the experience of using mathematics to solve an actual real world problem of their choice by
- developing, testing and implementing a mathematical model of their own devising
- performing calculations and evaluating their results for accuracy and appropriateness

- assist in the preparation of students for a potential career in industrial or applied mathematics by

- exposure to non-academic stakeholders in business, industry or government;
- developing collaboration skills by working in small teams towards a common goal
- improving communication skills (especially of mathematical/technical content)

Last Updated January 21, 2015