Industrial Math Training Programme Central to the PIMS industrial stategy is to identify industrial projects, to facilitate the training of young mathematical scientists and to provide expertise to the local community. Towards this, PIMS has initiated the following activities.
(UBC and SFU, Feb. 21-22, 2001) The 3rd Annual PIMS Fluid Dynamics Summer School (University of Alberta, May 27 - June 8, 2001) Graduate Industrial Mathematics Modeling Camp 4 (University of Victoria, June 11-15, 2001) Industrial workshops and mini-courses The first Graduate Industrial Mathematics Modeling Workshop (MMW) was held at Simon Fraser University, May 24 - May 29, 1998. A total of 38 graduate and near-graduate students from 11 Universities across Canada, (UBC, UC, UA, Uvic, UT, McGill, UWO, Waterloo, Sherbrook, Manitoba, Queens) were divided into 5 teams, each guided by a mentor from various international Universities and Industries. The program was an UNQUALIFIED success. Those who were around the SFU Math and Stats department surely felt the excitement and energy of the group. Colin Please, a mentor from Southhampton University in England and a long-time participant in such events deemed it the best he'd ever been to. Each of the mentors went out of their way to remark on the considerable progress their team had made. Out of the 19 student evaluation forms being collected, 5 rated the workshop as good , 14 rated it as excellent . Almost all the students felt that it was a worthwhile experience and have commented favorably. The students continued on to the PIMS Industrial Problem Soving Workshop (IPS) at Calgary June 1-5. Together with a mix of Faculty from various Canadian and International Universities, they worked in teams on problems straight from industry. The level of energy and preparedness of the graduate students from the MMW was widely remarked. So much so that Chris Budd an member of the original Oxford Study Group, now the European Study Group and the organizer of a recent meeting in Bath, England suggested that they might adapt the PIMS plan (mentored graduate student workshop leading into a mixed faculty-grad student industrial session) as THE MODEL for their ongoing effort. The European Study Group is preeminent in the field.
- IAM-CSC-PIMS Senior Undergraduate Math Modelling Workshop