The MACSI summer school: a case study in outreach in mathematics

Charpin, J. P. F. and Hanrahan, P. and Mason, J. F. and O'Brien, S. B. G. and O'Sullivan, M. (2012) The MACSI summer school: a case study in outreach in mathematics. pp. 863-880. ISSN 0020739X

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To encourage the study of mathematics in Ireland, the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) organizes a summer school once a year. The different aspects of this summer school are presented. Students are selected depending on their motivation, academic abilities, gender and geographical origins. Instruction and supervision is provided by academics, post-doctoral fellows and post-graduate students. The teaching programme evolves every year and reflects the interests of the people involved. Feedback from participants has been almost uniformly positive. Students favour interactive sessions and enjoy the residential aspect of the summer school. Food and accommodation are however the most costly aspects of this summer school. In this respect the support of Science Foundation Ireland has been invaluable. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]; Copyright of International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science & Technology is the property of Taylor & Francis Ltd and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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Additional Information: Charpin, J.P.F. 1; Email Address: Hanrahan, P. 1 Mason, J.F. 1,2 O'Brien, S.B.G. 1 O'Sullivan, M. 1; Affiliation: 1: MACSI, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland 2: School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics, National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland; Source Info: Oct2012, Vol. 43 Issue 7, p863; Subject Term: MATHEMATICS; Subject Term: SUMMER schools; Subject Term: SUPERVISION; Subject Term: APPLIED mathematics; Subject Term: SECONDARY schools; Subject Term: IRELAND; Author-Supplied Keyword: applied mathematics; Author-Supplied Keyword: budget; Author-Supplied Keyword: course content; Author-Supplied Keyword: modelling; Author-Supplied Keyword: organisation; Author-Supplied Keyword: secondary schools; Author-Supplied Keyword: student feedback; Author-Supplied Keyword: summer school; Number of Pages: 18p; Illustrations: 14 Charts; Document Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: MATHEMATICS; SUMMER schools; SUPERVISION; APPLIED mathematics; SECONDARY schools; IRELAND; budget; course content; modelling; organisation; student feedback; summer school
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